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

Bike helmet straps too long

When you get your first cycle helmet, it can seem confusing. Which way round does the helmet fit, bike helmet straps too long, too many buckles and adjusters.  In this article we will look at how to fit a bike helmet correctly and what to do if it doesn’t seem to fit properly. It is … Read more

Bike handlebar height

Cycling should be comfortable. However, many modern bikes are design to offer more aerodynamic position. Luckily the bike handlebar height can be adjusted and in this article we will have a look at different ways of putting your upper body in a more upright position to enjoy a more comfortable ride. Tools required Metric allen … Read more

Cycling safety equipment

cycling safety equipment cover

One of the reasons that may discourage you from cycling is safety. However using cycling safety equipment will make you feel more confident and visible when on a bike. From helmets and high-visibility clothing to locks and lights, these cycle accessories will help you and your bike stay protected. Read on to discover what’s available … Read more

Quill stem replacement

quill stem

If your riding position position doesn’t feel quite right then you might change some components to improve it. One of them could be a quill stem. In this article we will show you the science behind it, how to choose a replacement and how to fit it. To change your upper body position. you can … Read more

Chain keeps coming off bike

If a chain keeps coming off bike then this is a sign that there might be an issue with your gears, chain or the wheel. In this article we are going to look at the reasons why the chain keeps coming off and how to solve it. Chain keeps coming off bike with gears Putting … Read more

Ahead stem replacement

Replacing Ahead stem

If you’re planning to replace an ahead stem then before you buy one you may want to know what the options are. Threadless stems come in variety of sizes and lengths and it is important to get the right one. This article will guide you through the process of choosing and fitting the right replacement.  … Read more

How to fix bosch 503 error code

If an error is shown on your electric bike display it is an indication of a possible fault and it needs to be resolved. In this article we will focus on how to fix Bosch 503 error code without a need of visiting Bosch e-bike dealer. Tools required Cross head screwdriver. This is required to … Read more

Replacing internal gear cables on bike

Internally routed cables are more resistant to the weather and make the bike look neater. However, replacing internal gear cables on bike can be a tricky task. In time-honoured fashion, CMA will show you how to tackle the job in easy steps. Tools required To make the task easier you will need: 5 mm allen … Read more

How to install butterfly handlebars

how to install butterfly handlebars

Are you planning a touring trip around the globe or just want to get more comfortable on your bike? Whatever the reason you should consider trekking bars. In this article you will be able to find out how to install butterfly handlebars and why they are not as common as the other bars. If your … Read more