Tag: bike gears

How To Lube A Bike Chain | GCN Tech’s Guide To Oiling Your Bicycle Chain

(upbeat music) – Lubricating your chain is not necessarily as easy as it may sound, certainly not for everybody out there. So the purpose of lubricating your chain is basically to have more efficient drivetrains, that means a lower friction, as well as reducing the chance of any corrosion, plus the chance of wearing out […]

How & When To Change Gear On A Road Bike | GCN’s Pro Tips

– If you’re new to cycling, then using gears and gear selection can be quite complicated. There’s so many other different things to think about that if it’s not second nature to you, it can be very easy to get it wrong, or not to bother at all. – That’s right. So, if that is […]

How Do Bike Gears Work? | Bicycle Gears Explained

– Bicycles have gears to help you ride more efficiently when going uphill, downhill, and on the flat across all varied terrain. Without easy gears, you’d grind to a halt when trying to go up steep hills and without bigger gears, well you wouldn’t be able to pedal fast enough when going downhill. But how […]

How To Set Up & Index Road Bike Gears | Road Bike Maintenance

– Skipping or badly performing gears are a terrible thing to have. The game of gear roulette when you shift a lever and hoping the chain goes onto the correct sprocket can be a frustrating thing. So let’s solve those gearing problems. (futuristic music) Now in the setup we’re looking at today, it’s operated by […]

5 Hacks For Perfect Shifting On Your Road Bike

– Coming up, we’ve got five hacks to make setting up your gears easier, and also cure your shifting headaches. First up, correctly setting the limit screws on your derailleurs is a really important job. Potentially saving you from some very expensive mechanical disasters, particularly here on the rear derailleur, and our pro hack is […]

How to Adjust Gears & Derailleurs | Bicycle Repair

We’re going to talk about adjusting your front and rear derailleur. If your front and rear derailleur are not working properly, it could be a number of different things. Basically there’s a thing right here called the derailleur hanger. If your gears are kind of skipping all over the place, that could be bent. It’s […]

The Best Money Saving Hacks For MTB Maintenance: Part 2

– Back again with a whole number of hacks and bodges that are pretty cheap to do and a whole number of top tips that are gonna save you money. (mellow music) Goggles and mountain biking, go together like tea and biscuits. But what happens when your lenses get scratched? You throw ’em in the […]

How to Adjust a Bike B-Screw | Bicycle Repair

Shift it all the way down to the highest gear. Now it’s in cross gears right now. You don’t want to ride in cross gears at all. Basically that means the chain is flexed from one side to the complete other side. So we’ll shift up into the highest gear to see if our cable […]