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Road Bike Maintenance : How to Inflate your Road Bike Tires

Because proportionately the tires are so much smaller on road bikes, a few PSI of pressure is a lot more important. So, 99% of all road bikes, use the Presta-style valve, which you may or may not have on your mountain mike. But, as a general rule, the way they work is you unscrew that […]

Bicycle Maintenance & Repairs : How to Tape Handlebars on a Road Bike

Hi my name is Evan from Gregg’s Cycles and today we are going to show you how to wrap some handlebars. The one thing to remember with road handlebars is that when you are holding them in the drops your hands will always kind of curve to the outside and then the same thing again […]

Road Bike Maintenance : Learn Road Bike Gearing Tips

Like we want on a mountain bike, we have a choice of several different size ranges for both our smallest cog and largest cog on a road bike. If you’re used to mountain biking, you probably want to go with one of the larger available sizes. In this specific case, for the Shimano nine speed, […]

Road Bike Maintenance : Create a Road Bike Checklist

Because we’re not usually out hitting jumps and riding through stream crossings and riding over logs and rocks on our road bikes it’s easy to forget that even under general use they need regular maintenance. I’m kind of afraid to say that my personal road bike right here doesn’t see the sort of maintenance that […]

Road Bike Maintenance : Learn the Parts of a Road Bike

Although visually, on first glance, road bikes seem to be completely different beasts than mountain bikes, there’s really quite a few similarities in the way that you operate them and the way that you work on them. One similarity is that they all use quick release wheels, just like you’d have on the rear wheel […]

Bicycle Maintenance & Repairs : How to Change a Flat Bike Tire

Hi I’m Evan from Gregg’s Cycles and I’m going to show you how to change a flat tire. The first thing you want to do is undo the valve stem, take your valve cap off and then if there is any remaining air in the tire go ahead and let most of that air out. […]