Tag: fix

9 Essential Tools For Home Cycle Maintenance

(electronic thump) Wanting to work on your bike at home and keeping it in tip-top condition is all well and good. But you’re gonna need the right tools to do so. So here’s nine essential tools that you need to keep it running smoothly. (hip hop music) Firstly, I can’t recommend enough having a bike […]

12 Common Bike Maintenance Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

– Whilst maintaining your mountain bike is actually fairly straightforward, it could be really easy to get a few things wrong. Especially if you rush something, if you don’t quite know what you’re doing, or if you just take a chance on something and don’t do your research. So here are some classic mountain bike […]

Fix A Puncture – Remove A Bike’s Rear Wheel With Quick Release Skewer

Before you remove the rear wheel, select the gear that uses the least amount of chain; The fastest at the back, the slowest at the front. Open the brake. Rotate the handle on the quick release skewer through 180 degrees from the closed position to the open position. Stand behind the bike with your head […]

Open A Cantilever Bike Brake

One end of the straddle wire on a cantilever brake is clamped, the other is held by a nipple. Push the cantilever brake arm holding the nipple-end of the straddle wire against the rim. Pull the nipple in the other direction and unhook the cable through the slot. The cantilever brake is now open.

Remove A Bike’s Square Tapered Crank

Depending on the fitting of the square tapered crank bolt or nut, use either a socket or hex key to unscrew it. Make sure you remove any washer that’s under the head of the bolt. A crank-puller is a unit that screws into the threads on the inside of the square tapered crank holes. A […]

How To Clean A Cyclo-cross Bike Like A Pro Mechanic

– All right, so, the rain has started to fall here at the Trek CXC Cup and I’ve got Mike Berry, one of the mechanics at the cannondale-cyclocrossworld.com team and we’re going to go back over to your trailer and we’re going to learn how to clean one of these bikes. – Absolutely. – All […]

Adjust The Bike Headset On A Threaded Steerer

Some bike headsets have a knurled ring on the adjustable race, these can be adjusted with a large pair of slip-joint pliers. If it has flats, either a hexagon or two parallel flats, you will need a bike headset spanner of the correct size to turn it. A bike headset spanner is thin so it […]

Fit And Set Up A Bike’s Front Derailleur

Set the front derailleur so that the outer plate of the derailleur cage – the metal plates that the chain passes through – is 2mm above the big chain-ring and lock it half-tight. Work the front derailleur manually to check it won’t touch the chain-rings anywhere in it’s range of movement. In case of inteference […]