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Drivetrain

Broken front derailleur

Broken rear derailleur

Bent derailleur hanger

Broken gear cable

Broken pedal

Freehub freewheels in both directions

Cassette loose

Chain skips

Chain breaks

Chain sucks

Chain shifts into spokes

Chain ring loose

Chain ring tooth broken

Chain ring bent

Crank arm loose/falls off

Drivetrain gummed up

 

Suspension

Fork loses pressure

Rear shock loses pressure

Rear shock mounting bolt breaks

 

Frame

Dent in frame

Frame broken at weld

Frame tube broken

Rear triangle broken

Handlebars not straight

Broken handlebar or seat post

Seat comes off rails

 

Brakes

V-Brakes rubbing

Pads worn out (disk or rim)

Disk brake rotor bent

Contaminated disk pads

Hydraulic line broken

Brake lever broken

Brake cable snapped

 

Wheels

Spoke breaks

Ripped tire sidewall

Flat tire, no spare tube

Taco

Hub loose

Rim worn through

Common maintenance repairs

Puncture – regular tires

Puncture – tubeless tires

Chain

Shifting adjustment

Brake alignment (rim)

Brake alignment (disk)

Clicks, creaks, rattles and grinds

 

When something breaks

Be safe when fixing things

 

Avoidance is better than cure

Planning a ride

Maintaining your bike

Tools to take with you

 

Don’t see what you need?


There’s lots more information in the Bike Boo Boos book!

 

Other repair sites

This site is aimed at emergency repairs. Check out some of these other sites for regular maintenance and repair information.

Park Tool has great repair tips

Sheldon Brown’s quirky site

Barnett Bicycle Institute - repair school!

Wikibooks (Wikipedia) bike repair site

 

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