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

Cleaning bike drivetrain

Cleaning bike drivetrain

Cleaning the drivetrain is an important part of maintaining your bicycle. This is because a dirty transmission rides less efficiently as dirt collects around the sprockets, chain and derailleurs which can compromise their function. Another reason why cleaning bike drivetrain is important is that the components will last longer when clean as dirt mixes with … Read more

How to put a front wheel on a bike

how to put a front wheel on a bike

Hopefully refitting the front wheel will be straight forward, but sometimes it just doesn’t seem to want to go in. This is particularly frustrating if you had no problems removing it! Fortunately, Cycle Maintenance Academy is here to show you how to put a front wheel on a bike with whatever brakes or wheel fastenings … Read more

How to use gears on a bike

How to use gears on a bike

Gears are designed to make pedalling comfortable in different circumstances. As you ride and practise changing gear, you will be able to find a pedalling speed that works for you and as you go uphill or find yourself with a tail wind, you will be able to change your gear to help you maintain that … Read more

How To Change A Bike Tyre

how to change a bike tyre

Is your tyre worn out? Have you treated yourself with more puncture protection? Either way, at some point you will need to remove the old tyre on your bicycle to fit a new one. Find out how to change a bike tyre this easily and effectively with our step by step guide. Why do we … Read more

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 other versions on the market, but these are the three most common. Once you have identified your saddle clamp, you … 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