Welcome to Cycle Maintenance Academy

Cycle Maintenance Academy is a team of expert cycle mechanics and instructors from Manchester. We provide tips, tricks and guides to assist you in the maintenance of your bike.  If you are wanting to learn the basics about taking care of your bike you’re at the right place. Our approach is to share as much … Read more

Too much pressure on hands when cycling

Too much pressure on hands when cycling means that your riding position may not be right for you or you don’t have enough padding in the handlebar grips or bar tape. Do not fear, a few adjustments or additions can make your riding a more pleasant experience. Adjusting body position when there’s too much pressure … Read more

Replacing gear cable on bike

If you have a rusty cable, or one that snapped then your gears will shift poorly or even stop working and the cable will need to be changed. If replacing gear cable on bike feels like a tricky task to you then do not fear. In this article we will guide you through this process … Read more

How to adjust limit screws

Every front and rear derailleur will have two screws. Without them your chain will be pushed out of its cogs, learn how to adjust limit screws here.

In this blog we are going to teach you how to adjust limit screws. Every front and rear derailleur will have two screws that control how far it moves at its limits. Without them the derailleur wouldn’t be able to stop when reaching the highest and lowest gear pushing the chain of the cogs. On … Read more

How to adjust bike disc brakes

how to adjust bike disc brakes

Knowing how to adjust bike disc brakes is a useful task that will definitely come in handy if you are a regular cyclist. It is one of those tasks that is simple to learn but requires patience to master. Don’t give up! Before you attempt to adjust your disc brakes, you will need to ascertain … Read more

Bike rotor – different types, sizes and shapes

Disc brake pads together with a bike rotor, deliver great braking power. In this article you will learn about why there are many different shapes and sizes of disc rotors and how to replace them. When the pads hit the bike rotor heat is generated from the braking action and it has to be dispersed. … Read more

Bike Disc Brake Pad Replacement

bike disc brake pad

If your brakes are squeaky or not performing very well you may need to replace the pads. In this blog we are going to look at bike disc brake pad replacement. Before you jump on the task, watch our video on how to stop bicycle disc brakes from squeaking as just replacing the pads may … Read more

How To Assemble a Bike

how to assemble a bike

Buying a bike online means that it will be delivered to you partly assembled. In this blog we are going to look at assembling a bike so that it is safe and comfortable to ride. Stay relaxed, take your time and learn how to assemble a bike the Cycle Maintenance Academy way. You might even … Read more

Bike Brake Adjustment

bike brake adjustment

To make your brakes work to their optimum, there are 3 bike brake adjustment. Learn everything you need to know about bike brake adjustment with the team at Cycle Maintenance Academy. Pad position– To achieve the maximum braking power the whole surface of the pad should hit the rim. Too high, and it may rub … Read more

How to tighten bike chain

how to tighten bike chain

If the chain on your single speed or hub gear bike keeps falling off or if it feels loose then it may need to be tightened. The chain gets loose over time because it wears and stretches. In this guide we explain how to tighten bike chain correctly.  The bike chain can only be tightened if … Read more