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

How to build a bike

How to build a bike

If you have bought your bike online, then it will need to be put together. You will need some tools, time and patience.  Follow our guide on how to build a bike and you’ll be able to be riding that new bike and not just looking at a cardboard box. Tools required Bike stand- The … Read more

How to replace a spoke

How to replace a spoke

Spokes are an integral part of a wheel, if they become faulty or damaged, they should be replaced. Learn how to replace a spoke from the Cycle Maintenance Experts. They cross over each other to create triangular patterns offering a strong, lightweight structure.  Depending on how many times one spoke crosses over or under is … Read more

Bike cassette replacement

bike cassette replacement

If you’ve removed your cassette to transfer it to a new or different wheel, clean it or work on the wheel you will need to refit it. Following on from our last guide where we explained bike cassette removal we have put together a tutorial on bike cassette replacement. Reasons for bike cassette replacement Removing it … Read more

Freewheel Removal

freewheel removal

Ever wondered  how to remove a freewheel from a bicycle wheel? If so, you have come to the right place. Learn the correct steps involved in freewheel removal with Cycle Maintenance Academy.  A) What is a freewheel? B) A freewheel is the name for the cluster of cogs on the back wheel. A) Hang on, … Read more

How to charge electric bike

how to charge electric bike

A key part of owning an electric bike is charging the battery. In this video we are going to show you how to do this correctly on all electric bikes but specifically on Yamaha and Bosch electric bikes. So, if you want to learn how to charge electric bike battery, you have come to the … Read more

How to change brake pads

How to change brake pads

Brake pads are an integral part of stopping. They rub against the wheel rim, causing friction that slows down the wheel. This process, together with the heat generated, wears the pad’s surface and, eventually, the rim surface.  If the pads are worn beyond the wear line or the grooves are no longer visible then it’s … Read more

How to size a bike

how to size a bike

Bicycles not only come in different types and models, but also in different sizes. In this blog we’re going to look at how to size a bike including what the sizes mean and how to choose the correct bike. A bike that is sized correctly will not only perform better, it will be more comfortable … Read more

How to true a bicycle wheel

how to true a bicycle wheel

If you have a wheel that isn’t running true, then it is sometimes possible to adjust the spoke nipples to improve it. It is a job that has to be done carefully and methodically, and we are here to show you how to true a bicycle wheel.   Spotting the buckled wheel right away is … Read more

Replacing bike chain

replacing bike chain

A chain is the beating heart of your bicycle, without it you cannot drive your bike forward. Sometimes you will need to know how to replace a bike chain which we explain in 8 simple steps. The main reasons for replacing bike chain include that the chain is worn, rusty and stiff, missing or just … Read more