Edco Service and Maintenance
Service and Maintenance
Welcome to our Service and Maintenance Instructions.Read these instructions and follow them for correct use. Since specific tools and knowledge are necessary for proper installation, we recommend a qualified bicycle technician install your wheels. These instructions and up to date technical information are available at http://www.edco.ch.
Brake pads for full carbon rims:
Use of incorrect brake pads can cause damage to carbon fiber braking surfaces. Use only the pads supplied with your wheels or pads designed for carbon rims. Other pads can damage your wheels by melting and depositing material on the brake area, which can cause surging, and diminished brake performance. Worse yet, deposits may create hot spots that could bring local rim temperature to a dangerous level. Beware, at only 60ºC/140ºF, most tire rim cements liquefy, which could cause a crash.
Don't ride wheels with aluminium braking surface with carbon brake pads. The carbon brake pads pickup aluminium parts and will damage the carbon rims.
Change always your brake pads when you change your wheels in the bicycle from carbon to aluminium set or when you change from aluminium to carbon set.
Note: Use of non carbon brake pads will void the warranty.
Contact your local bicycle dealer or edco dealer to obtain correct replacement pads when necessary.
Follow instructions provided by your tire manufacturer. Gluing procedure for composite rims, while similar, is different from aluminum rims. Use the correct adhesive and procedure to make a reliable tire mounting.
Use the valve extensions provided so you can inflate your tires. For a better air seal, wrap some Teflon™ tape on the threads.
Quick releases provide superior wheel retention if they are correctly installed and maintained.
Closing a quick release requires substantial effort. If it closes with only moderate hand pressure, it must be readjusted by turning the nut at the opposite end of the release from the lever.
Orient your lever so, when closed, it is covered by the fork, this to avoid hitting passing objects when riding.
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Regularly check your quick release adjustment. Clean and lubricate the lever pivot periodically so it can exert maximum sideways force.
The aluminium freehub body is compatible with all Shimano-type 9 or 10 speed cassettes, including SRAM, or it is compatible with Campagnolo type cassettes 9, 10 or 11 speed cassettes. For 11 speed mount the extra 0,5mm black spacer on the freehub body before mounting the cassette. Consult an experienced bicycle technician or edco dealer or edco if you are uncertain about compatibility.
Always mount the red anodized aluminium protection ring, CBP, after mounting the freehub body on the axle.
For older hubs with or without the grey aluminium protection ring. Keep a generous amount of grease in the exposed end of the freehub body to protect the drive side outboard bearing.
MAINTENANCE AND USE
It is your responsibility to examine your wheels regularly to determine the need for service or replacement. Inspect your bicycle on a regular basis in order to detect damage that may have occurred from normal use and abuse. Check for damage and wear before every use. Should any problems or concerns arise, stop riding and seek advice from a qualified bicycle technician.
Your edco wheels can need truing. In case of damage, contact edco dealers or edco for advice and assistance.
Your wheels are equipped with high-grade, precision, sealed cartridge bearings. Under normal circumstances, no maintenance is required for years. Please keep the following points in mind:
Avoid solvents, aerosol lubricants (as for chain), and strong cleaning solutions near the bearings. These fluids can wick passed the seals and break down the bearing grease.
When washing your wheels, use only mild soap and a gentle stream of water for rinsing. Always avoid pressure washing. Such systems can direct super heated water with special wetting agents at 10X atmospheric pressure, forcing water passed the bearing seal and removing vital bearing grease.
Wheel Replacement Parts:
Replacement parts are available for purchase through bicycle service and retail locations. If you can't find the required parts, by all means contact a edco dealer.
Carbon fiber rims are complex composite structures. Please ride them thoughtfully and inspect them regularly.
When braking, especially during descents, use both front and rear brakes. They have different benefits and limitations, so use them according to instructions from an experienced rider. It is important that both brakes are employed during descents to properly dissipate heat.
When riding in wet or dirty conditions, listen for scraping sounds that might indicate soil or grit trapped in the brake pad. So contaminated, the pad will be less effective for stopping and extra abrasive against the rim. Stop, remove the wheel and inspect the pad surface. Remove any debris before it damages the rim brake surface.
Water on the rim and brake pads reduces brake effect. In the wet, allow extra distance for stopping.
Vigorous braking will cause brake pads to melt and mark the rim brake track. Do not allow melted pad material to accumulate on the rim surface. Pad deposits should be removed with care using a slightly abrasive pad and alcohol. Be careful to keep solvents from reaching the tire or the rim cement that secures it. Pad material on the rim brake track can interfere with brake response, cause vibration, and create hot spots that could damage the rim.
If, during one of your frequent inspections, you notice impact damage or any other deformation of the rim, immediately seek advice from an experienced mechanic or contact a edco dealer.
WARNING: In the event of an accident, discontinue riding your wheels until thoroughly examined by a qualified bicycle mechanic or edco dealer.
All damaged parts should be repaired or replaced by a qualified bicycle mechanic before the bicycle is used again. Continuing to use damaged parts may lead to loss of control of the bicycle and cause injury or death.