Tag: roadbikeaccessories

Road Bike Maintenance : How to Measure your Bicycle Seat Height

So, when we are fitting up our road bike to make sure that it’s comfortable, and a fairly safe fit, a good baseline is: wear your cycling shorts, wear some cycling shoes, and then what you want to do is, you want to get on the bike, leaning up against something like a wall, and […]

Road Bike Maintenance : How to Ride a Road Bike

Even if you’ve worked long and hard to perfect the way your mountain bike fits, you’re not going to be able to instantly get on a road bike and feel comfortable, or be able to set it up exactly the same. The reason you can’t set up a road bike exactly the same, is because […]

Road Bike Maintenance : How to Make Shift Adjustments to a Road Bike

We also want to make sure that the height of our derailer when we are shifting to the smallest chambering is we have clearance to shift up and down, nothing hits. We are parallel with the chambering; we can see that if we look from the front we are parallel. Then to make sure that […]

Road Bike Maintenance : Learn Regular Maintenance for Road Bikes

Things that you want to do, as needed, are replace the housing for your brakes and your shifting when they got worn, gunked up, or corroded. You can see here on my rear derailleur — it’s probably time to replace this housing. It’s all cracked, and rusty, and nasty. And that’s been in there for […]

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 […]

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 […]