I checked my motobecane cady timing and it fires 3.5 mm before TDC, and this may be the cause of my lack of power problem.
Based on the forum posts I've searched, the only way to adjust the timing is to pull off the cam, adjust the timing and replace the cam in the new position.
I don't have the motobecane tool that's designed for removal of the cam. Has anyone out there found a way to remove it without this tool?
I have a "small engine" cam puller, but I'm not sure exactly where you're supposed to push and where you're supposed to pull without damaging anything.
Can someone who has got the tool explain to me where it pushes and where it pulls? See my pic attached. If you could draw arrows and repost, that would be great.
Does the cam come out with the long stem that it appears to be threaded onto?
I think that if I understood exactly what the removable cam piece looks like, I would have a better chance of rigging something up to do the job. The manual isn't much help.