Essential Maintenance Items for the at Home MechanicBy dancampsall on June 14, 2021
You don’t need to spend a fortune on bike tools; this quick guide of the essentials should help get you started
5 Quick Tips to Keep Your Kid’s Bike WorkingBy richard.owen on June 7, 2021
How to avoid punctures and fix them quickly when they happenBy dancampsall on May 7, 2021
Punctures are an inevitable fact of cycling life but there’s a lot you can do to avoid them.
How to do a safety checkBy on May 30, 2020
Completing a bike safety check can help you to diagnose any maintenance issues before they can affect you whilst you’re out on the road. Depending on how much time you have you may want to perform a comprehensive M-Check…
How to…Repair a PunctureBy dancampsall on May 23, 2020
Knowing how to repair a flat is the one skill every cyclist needs to learn
The Plume MudguardBy on October 28, 2015
With Autumn well and truly here, and winter seemingly on the horizon, its probably time to forget the nice dry roads you were (hopefully) used to over the summer months. This inevitably means dusting down the trusty mudguards and…
Get your bike ready for autumn and winterBy dancampsall on October 14, 2014
Oh yes, Autumn has definitely arrived and you need to get your bike ready for the grim conditions ahead.
How to Replace a KMC ChainBy dancampsall on June 13, 2014
Chains wear out – fact. Replacing your own chain will pay for itself and all of the tools required in one go.
5 things to check on your bike each monthBy dancampsall on May 7, 2014
It only takes a couple of minutes to carry out a quick monthly bike check – here’s a brief rundown
Replacing Your Bottom Bracket – FSA Mega Exo / SL-KBy dancampsall on March 28, 2014
Gone are the days of servicing bottom brackets, now you just swap out the old one and replace it. Here we tackle an FSA unit.
How To… Bleed your Shimano Disc BrakesBy dancampsall on February 7, 2014
Hydraulic disc brakes are great but can be a bit fiddle to maintain. Here’s our simple guide to keeping them working well.
How to: Adjust Your Rear GearsBy dancampsall on December 4, 2013
Clunky rear gears? It probably only takes a minute to fix them – if you know how.
Change Tyres for Safer Winter CyclingBy dancampsall on November 18, 2013
Grip is your friend in winter and carefully choosing and looking after your tyres is essential when the temperatures plummet.
Winter is ComingBy dancampsall on October 4, 2013
Migrating isn’t an option for most of us so it’s time to get prepared for cold, wet rides. Here’s some tips to keep your bike in good condition over the winter.
Xtreme Bike Workstand ReviewBy dancampsall on August 22, 2013
Carrying out maintenance on your bike using a workstand is much more fun than trying to bodge a repair while balancing your bike against the garage wall. We test a mid-budget stand to see if it fits the job.
Cytech Home Mechanic TrainingBy dancampsall on August 1, 2013
If you have owned a bike for long enough you probably know how to fix it right? It’s amazing what you can learn though if you attend a proper training course.
Replacing Bar TapeBy richard.owen on July 18, 2013
Among the easiest and least expensive ways in which you can give your bike a facelift is to replace the bar tape.
Essential On-Ride Maintenance KitBy dancampsall on June 13, 2013
What should you take out with you on a ride, and how to carry it
Pre-ride essentialsBy dancampsall on May 5, 2013
Checks to make on your bike before setting off on a ride
How to use a Torque WrenchBy dancampsall on April 29, 2013
Torque. Nobody knows what it means but it’s really important to make sure your bike is safely maintained.