Cyclists who rarely go to ride, probably not even heard about what the carriage of the Bicycle. Even if heard, do not know where it is and what it represents. But for those who often uses a Bicycle for their own purposes or is engaged in Cycling, this site is of great importance. What is the carriage of a Bicycle, what are her options and how to fix it now know.
What is it like?
What is a bottom bracket? This mechanism is almost the main all over the bike. Without it, he's not going anywhere. Where is it? It is located in the Cup (this is such a special place), and it is there where the connecting rods. The main objective is to fix the rods between them and connecting them with the frame. Without it, the cyclist will simply not be able to pedal, and means to move forward.
The device of the carriage of the bike
What is this site and how it happens? Model bikes are different, so the carriage is also different from each other. Standard is sixty-eight millimeters, but there are still one hundred and ten, one hundred and thirteen and so on.
Also the carriage of the Bicycle are divided into two types: portable and cartridge (sealed). Each type has its pros and cons. Let's start with cartigny. This type can not be repaired – this is its main feature. If the engine will rust or break, it can only be thrown out. But there are also a big plus. They are very durable. Such chariot bike will serve as long as its bearings wear out. The mechanism is hermetically sealed, so any foreign objects in the form of dust, sand, water and the like don't go to that, thus it is protected from rapid wear. Such carriage is very well behaved even after prolonged use in harsh conditions, so manufacturers love them often, be installed on mountain bikes.
Collapsible carriage is a little different device. In essence, it is just an axle with bearings. In this case, the owner must at least occasionally check this site, and if necessary to lubricate and change the bad bearings. Such care will significantly extend the life of the mechanism.
How to determine the fault of the carriage?
No mechanism is eternal, especially if you don't watch him. That is why sooner or later, the carriage mechanism will come in fault. How do you determine fault? Generally, it is not difficult. You just have to be careful. The first sign of a hard drive. If suddenly pedaling became difficult, then perhaps this is a malfunction of the carriage. Adhering dirt does not allow the mechanism to function normally, so the ride becomes hard. Also characteristic creaks and knocks. Because of the jumps and heavy physical exertion axle is dislodged, or broken bearings. In this case, there will be a backlash.
If you drive standing pedals begin to stick or squeak much, it is a sure sign of disruption. There is already a need to repair the carriage of the Bicycle. Or just replace the node with the new one.
How to remove the carriage from the bike?
So, to repair the mechanism you first need to remove, to extract from the Cup. Before starting work, it is necessary to clean the area around the carriage. You need to remove all adhering dirt and dust. All this is done in order to then not to put all the garbage inside.
How to remove the carriage from the bike? First you need to remove the plugs that block access to the nut mounting rod. To quickly reach your desired mechanism, need special keys: connecting rod squeeze and the tenant of the carriage.
First you need to insert one end of the connecting rod husks and remove the nut. Then plug its other end and the power is screwed. Thus, the rod goes from the axle and can be removed. The same needs to be done with the other hand. It is best to start work from the side, where there are no stars.
The next step is the removal of the carriage. Here it will be useful for a special tenant. Insert it, and on the other side put the wrench. With a little effort you can reach the device. Similar actions are holding with the other hand. Now the slide is ready for extraction. If the device is in half decent condition, then it will cost only lubricated bearings. This is best to use a thick grease. Going carriage of the bike in the reverse order.