Back to Basics: Bike Repair Fundamentals
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Even the most seasoned home mechanics can stand to brush up on the basics once in a while, and now, thanks to Cyclingnews' latest series they might even stand to pick up new trick or two along the way.
HOW TO REMOVE & FIT BIKE PEDALS
Get your new bike ready to go or switch your pedals quickly and easily by following our detailed how-to guide
With more and more bikes being delivered in boxes or being sold by shops without proper pedals, you need to know how to fit some before you can start riding properly. Happily, it’s a super simple job as long as you take care with the basics. Learn more...
Featured Tool: Classic Pedal Rod
HOW TO ADJUST DISC BRAKES
The arrival of disc brakes on road bikes have revolutionized all-weather control and confidence but they need correct alignment to work perfectly
Disc brakes offer excellent braking modulation and lots of power whatever the weather. They also allow the use of bigger tires than rim brakes and they don’t care if your wheel is a bit bent. Quiet, predictable, rub-free operation depends on fractions of mm of clearance between pad and rotor though. If your brakes have started rubbing there could be several causes too, so we’ve added a menu to help check through all the possible problems as well as adjusting the calipers themselves. Learn more...
Featured Tool: Hex Kit
HOW TO REMOVE A BIKE WHEEL
Whether it’s fixing a puncture or putting it into a car/carry case removing and refitting your wheel safely is a vital skill
Getting the wheels off your bike is essential for compact packing and for repairing inner tubes, changing cassettes, adjusting bearings and other maintenance tasks. Things used to be relatively simple and tool-free when road bikes only ran quick-release axles in open dropouts (the tips of the fork and frame the wheel slides into) and brakes just clamped your rims. Learn more...
Featured Tool: Allen Block Multi-Tool
HOW TO REMOVE AND FIT A BIKE CHAIN
Easy chain removal to make servicing and repair a cinch
Without a chain your bike is just an expensive scooter, so here’s how to fit and remove your chain with a quick link - or without one - to make repair or servicing super simple. Learn more...
Featured Tool: Classic Chain Drive
HOW TO REPAIR AN INNNER TUBE ON YOUR BIKE
The easy way to repair your punctured inner tube and get riding again
Removing an inner tube for repair or replacement is a lot easier if you know a few helpful tricks and don’t try and rush things. Let our experts talk you through the easiest way to fit a fresh tube and get rolling again as soon as possible. Learn more...
Featured Tool: Alloy Floor Drive
HOW TO ADJUST BIKE GEARS
Gears need occasional adjustment to keep them running quietly and shifting sweetly. Here’s how to sort your shifting quickly and easily every time
There are a multitude of reasons as to why gears might start shifting poorly, so unless you are a dedicated single speed rider, being able to adjust your road bike groupset so it is once again shifting smoothly and accurately is a beneficial skill to have. Learn more...
Featured Tool: Rap II Tool
HOW TO CHANGE A BIKE TIRE
Knowing how to change a bike tire will make repairs and upgrades simple
If you don't know how to change a bike tire, the idea of swapping tire on your bike can seem like a daunting task, but it’s simple if you know a few helpful tricks and don’t try and rush things. Learn more...
Featured Tool: Shop Floor Drive Pump