Tag: maintenance

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 […]

GCN’s Cheap Bike To Super Bike Upgrade Challenge – The Finished Bicycle!

– The moment you’ve all been waiting for. The GCN Cheap Bike, which I’ve gradually been transforming into something which hopefully is going to resemble a Super Bike in terms of performance. But hey, I’ve got Chris Opie to do that tough work for me. But many of you will remember how this bike started […]

Cheap Bike Vs Super Bike | Commuter Challenge

– [Ollie] We’ve see the difference between riding a cheap bike and a super bike while cycling. And, well, it’s pretty big. Super bikes allow you to ride faster for the same effort. And that’s probably why they feel so much fun. – [Hank] Yeah, but what about in the real world? What about riding […]

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 […]

Vintage Peugeot Road Bike Restoration

Welcome to another bike, and another Restoration This, well I am not to sure what this is. I know it is a Peugeot! and it is from the early 1980’s just purely because of the components that are on the bike but the bike has been heavily painted So yes…A lot of cleaning to do […]

How To Remove Rounded Bolts | Ask GCN Anything About Cycling

– Welcome to this week’s Ask GCN Anything mechanical special edition, where we answer questions that you’ve sent in. I’m gonna waste no time. I’m gonna get straight to it. First up is a question from Jim Watkinson. Grease or copper slip on threads or seatposts? Wow, great question Jim. It totally depends on the […]

Servicing An Air Shaft In Real Time | Mountain Bike Suspension Fork Service

– Hello, and welcome to another realtime service video. This time we’re focusing on air springs. (whooshing sounds) In the past, we’ve done really in-depth videos on lower leg services. So if this is all a bit of a dark art to you, click here for Doddy’s video. It’s a really in-depth how-to and a […]

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 […]