Tag: sec-maint-mon

How To Avoid Most Common Mechanicals On Your Mountain Bike

– Getting a mechanical can really slow down a ride, but it can be so bad sometimes it’ll ruin it. – Oh, mate, Neil I hate that, yeah. – Right, so this is how to avoid the most common mechanical problems. (electronic exploding tones) I reckon there’s a huge amount of mechanicals that could’ve been […]

GMBN Tech Essentials Ep.5 | Replace MTB Gear Cables

– This is the GMBN Tech essential series Our easy to follow series of maintaining and looking after your bike. Now, although the transmission drivetrain of your bike does look quite complicated, it’s actually pretty simple when you take a good look at it. Now in last week’s video, we took a look at the […]

Is A 1x Drivetrain The Right Choice For You?

– Pro cycling team Aqua Blue recently announced that they would be using 3T frames for the 2018 season. It caused something of a ruckus. Firstly because the frames are disc brake only. So controversy one. And then secondly because you can’t use a front derailleur with them. It just won’t fit. So they have […]

How To Clean A Dirty Road Bike In A Hurry – GCN’s Rapid Bike Wash

We often say—and I mean we really often say here at GCN— that you should keep your bike clean. And you should. But there are times when perhaps after a really long, wet ride or maybe, after just weeks and weeks of riding and not looking after it that your bike may end up looking […]

How To Not Maintain Your Bike – Road Bike Maintenance

– We spend a lot of time here on GCN advising you about what you should do to maintain your bike. But very rarely do we say what you shouldn’t do. We’ve probably all been there, applying more and more pressure to a fragile, yet seemingly immovable bolt, only to find that instead of loosening […]

How To Service Cartridge Bearings On Your Road Bike

– So the bearings on your bike take a lot of abuse. Whether or not you’re dropping a wattage bazooka, riding through bad weather, or just simply racking up the miles, or maybe it’s all of those. Today, I’m gonna show you how to make good of a rough feeling bearing. Now, the tools you […]

How To Change Pedals – Remove And Replace Your Bicycle Pedals

How to remove and replace bicycle pedals. It might seem like a very simple job, but it’s one where you can easily get confused on, and I’ll get onto that a little bit later. Tools you’ll need for this job, I’ve got a specialist wrench like this or spanner, as we call it in the […]

How To Choose Aero Handlebars | Maintenance Monday

– You can spend almost as much money as you want on making your bike more aerodynamic but fundamentally, it’s actually your body that is the biggest drag holding you back. Actually, for most of us, our bodies just hold us back full stop, but anyway, let’s gloss over that shall we? The single best […]