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Customize your gearing. For easier climbing and faster riding, get a new set of teeth.
BICYCLING Apr 1990 (v.31#3) pg. 184

"Chain line" and "chain rub" technical terms are explained.
BICYCLING Apr 1990 (v.31#3) pg. 194

How to replace freewheel cogs.
BICYCLING Apr 1990 (v.31#3) pg. 200

Really low gears. Customize your drivetrain for easier ascending.
BICYCLING Jun 1990 (v.31#5) pg. 162

"Cage length" and "derailleur capacity" terminology explained.
BICYCLING Jun 1990 (v.31#5) pg. 172

Pivotal issue. A comparison of fixed -vs- floating pedals.
BICYCLING Jul 1990 (v.31#6) pg. 134

Index system tune-up. 9-step maintenance checklist for index drivetrains.
BICYCLING Jul 1990 (v.31#6) pg. 138

Tip on measurement to determine when to replace a bicycle chain.
BICYCLING Aug 1990 (v.31#7) pg. 114

How to adjust bearing assemblies in the headset, bottom bracket, and hubs.
BICYCLING Sep-Oct 1990 (v.31#8) pg. 108

Rear derailleur tuneup.
BICYCLING Mar 1991 (v.32#2) pg. 188

Front derailleur tuneup.
BICYCLING Apr 1991 (v.32#3) pg. 186

Procedure to wax a new or clean chain.
BICYCLING May 1991 (v.32#4) pg. 179

Drivetrain maintenance. Cleaning chain, crankarm, and cogs.
BICYCLING Jul 1991 (v.32#6) pg. 126

Bottom bracket overhaul.
BICYCLING Aug 1991 (v.32#7) pg. 98

Replacing derailleur cables.
BICYCLING Nov 1992 (v.33#9) pg. 118

Servicing Shimano SPD pedals.
BICYCLING Aug 1993 (v.34#8) pg. 94

Chain maintenance done the right way.
BICYCLING Sep-Oct 1993 (v.34#9) pg. 100

Replacing worn cogs.
BICYCLING Nov 1993 (v.34#10) pg. 102

Tip on using grease to silence "ticks" in a Shimano cartridge (bottom bracket).
BICYCLING Feb 1994 (v.35#2) pg. 40
Added Info BICYCLING Nov 1994 (v.35#10) pg. 44

How to service a cartridge crankset. How to tighten bolts, straighten chainrings, inspect the bottom bracket, and replace the cartridge.
BICYCLING Feb 1994 (v.35#2) pg. 92

Tip on cleaning rear cogs (freewheel) using twine.
BICYCLING Apr 1994 (v.35#4) pg. 38

How to add a third chainring to your road bike.
BICYCLING Sep-Oct 1994 (v.35#9) pg. 96

Buyer's guide to clipless pedals.
BICYCLING Nov 1994 (v.35#10) pg. 78

Cassette care. Servicing the bearings inside a Shimano or Suntour cassette holder (the part that clicks when you coast).
BICYCLING Jan 1995 (v.36#1) pg. 86

Upgrade your mountain bike brake and shift cables.
BICYCLING Mar 1995 (v.36#3) pg. 87

Quick drivetrain clean and lube.
BICYCLING Apr 1995 (v.36#4) pg. 122

Maintenance procedures for "Grip Shift" shifters. Tips on cleaning, lubrication, adjustment, etc.
BICYCLING May 1995 (v.36#5) pg. 114

Installing a new crankset and bottom bracket.
BICYCLING Jun 1995 (v.36#6) pg. 122

Cartridge-bearing hub maintenance.
BICYCLING Jan 1996 (v.37#1) pg. 82

Procedure for adjusting an internal three-speed hub.
BICYCLING Aug 1996 (v.37#8) pg. 110

Maintenance of off-road clipless pedals is illustrated.
BICYCLING May 1998 (v.39#4) pg. 114

Temporary and permanent repairs to a rear derailleur which has become entangled with the spokes.
BICYCLING Jun 1998 (v.39#5) pg. 118

Quick cable care. Routine maintenance procedures for brake and shift cables.
BICYCLING Jul 1998 (v.39#6) pg. 94

Quickie drivetrain cleaning. How to give your chain, cassette and chainrings a thorough cleaning using dish detergent and degreaser.
BICYCLING Aug 1998 (v.39#7) pg. 96

The secrets of shifting bicycle gears.
BICYCLING Jul 1999 (v.40#6) pg. 48

How to strip down, clean, lubricate and reassemble Shimano 747 off-road pedals.
BICYCLING Nov 1999 (v.40#10) pg. 44

The 10-minute clean-n-lube of the drivetrain (chain, cassette, deraillleur, cables, etc.).
BICYCLING May 2000 (v.41#4) pg. 50

Emergency derailleur fix.
BICYCLING Jul 2000 (v.41#6) pg. 46

How to re-cable your mountain bike.
BICYCLING Mar 2001 (v.42#2) pg. 28

Maintenance for smooth shifting, plus six common shifting problems solved.
BICYCLING Dec 2001 (v.42#12) pg. 22

Maintenance to fix poor-shifting derailleurs.
BICYCLING Jan-Feb 2002 (v.43#2) pg. 38