How To Fit a Bike Seat

how to fit a bike seat

Bike seats, or saddles, sometimes need replacing, either because they are worn out or the rider wants a different one. Today we are going to find out how to fit a bike seat.  There are three main types of saddle clamps. Traditional or universal saddle clamp Standard micro-adjust seatpost Micro adjust seatpost 2 How to … Read more

How To Change Gears On a Road Bike

how to change gears on a road bike

Changing gears on a road bike is different from a mountain or hybrid bike but simple when you know how, so today we’re going to look at how to change gears on a road bike.  Bikes with drop bars provide more hand positions than bikes with flat bars which is sometimes seen as an advantage … Read more

Bike Tyre Pressure Explained

bike tyre pressure

When it comes to bike tyre pressure, the bottom line is that air is being lost constantly. However, this air is being lost at a very slow rate which means you may not have even realised that your bicycle tyre is deflating. In this article we are going to be discussing the basics of bike … Read more

Different Types of Bike Pumps and Pump Heads

different types of pumps and pump heads

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 Tyre tread Direction

bike tyre tread direction

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

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