Welcome to Cycle Maintenance Academy

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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

How To Use a Bike Pump

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In this article we are going to be discussing our tips on how to use a bike pump. The article will cover how to inflate both a Presta valve and a Schrader valve. For a Presta valve you will either need a Presta only pump or a normal air pump with a Presta valve adapter. … Read more

Different Types of Bike Pumps and Pump Heads

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In this article we are going to be discussing different types of bike pumps and pump heads. The reason we need to pump tyres is because tyres are filled with air and the correct pressure can handle any terrain. However, tyres sometimes suffer from pressure loss meaning a pump is needed to replace the air. … Read more

Bike Valves- Everything You Need To Know

Bike Valves

Bike Valves are a cycling essential that can be found in high pressure road bikes and some mountain bicycle’s inner tubes. The purpose of the valve is to control the amount of air in an inner tube. Today we are going to discuss all things bike valves from why they exist, what they do and … Read more

Bike Tyre tread Direction

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When it comes to cycling and cycle maintenance, a question we get asked frequently is: does the bike tyre tread direction matter? We wanted to answer this question and provide a little bit more information on the topic of the tyre tread direction of your bicycle.  Does Bike Tyre Tread Direction Matter? The rotational direction … Read more

How To Tighten Bike Handlebars | The Simple Guide

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There are many cycle maintenance elements that come with owning a bike. The problem is, often these elements are overlooked. This is because not everyone is aware of how important the maintenance of certain bike parts actually is. Here at Cycle Maintenance Academy, we want to make sure that we can equip you with the … Read more

How To Adjust Bike Handlebars

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When riding a bike, many people experience discomfort. What many people don’t realise is the significance of the handlebars and the importance of adjusting them to be in the correct position for riding. This article aims to help guide you step by step regarding how to adjust bike handlebars correctly.  Firstly, making sure that your … Read more

Our Beginners Cycle Maintenance Courses

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Can’t make head or tail of your bike? Not to worry, we are here to help with our in-depth beginners cycle maintenance courses. This will enable you to take care of your bike instantly, with confidence. You can purchase our full beginners courses at course.cyclemaintenanceacademy.com Learn the art of basic bike maintenance with one of … Read more