Revolutionary bike tool concept

cover image for the interview with Calvin Jones from Park Tool

Would you like to know which revolutionary bike tool has not been invented yet? In this exciting and fun interview, Mary from Cycle Maintenance Academy sits down with Calvin Jones, the renowned bike tools and mechanics expert from Park Tool. They discuss the origins of Park Tool, and the development of their products, and explore … Read more

V brakes detachment and hook up

v brakes

In the following article we are going to be looking at undoing and rejoining V-brakes. This is a useful skill to learn as being able to open and close V-Brakes can make wheel removal much easier. The task can seem a bit tricky, but if you work through the instructions methodically you should be able … Read more

How to adjust brake levers on a mountain bike

When mountain biking, braking is crucial for a safe and enjoyable ride. If your levers are not set up correctly you may not be able to utilise all your braking power. In this article you will discover how to adjust brake levers on a mountain bike so you can take the most out of your … Read more

Bike skewer installation

Sometimes a bike won’t have hexagonal nuts holding the wheels onto the frame. Instead there is a skewer that runs through the axle and this has a lever to hold the wheels in place. In this article we are going to look at bike skewer installation and help you to fit the skewers so that … Read more

How to remove rear bike wheel

Fitting a new tube? Changing your tyre? Putting on a new cassette? All of these jobs involve taking off your back wheel.  If you want to know how to remove rear bike wheel, this article will take you through the process. Tools required for bicycle rear wheel removal Cross head screwdriver. This is to loosen any handlebar … 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 fit a childs bike seat

how to fit a childs bike seat

Children’s bicycle seats are a great way to transport your kids around, however they must be fitted securely. In this blog we’re going to look at which is the best style and how to fit a childs bike seat correctly to ensure they are safe and comfortable.  Not all bikes are suitable to fit child seats. … Read more

How to install caliper brakes on bicycle

How to install caliper brakes on bicycle

In this article we explain how to install caliper brakes on bicycle and answer some of our most frequently asked questions on caliper brakes. Many of us are used to seeing powerful “v” brakes and disc brakes on bicycles, so what bikes are fitted with the humble caliper brake and why?  Vintage bikes: Most bikes … Read more

How to choose a bike

how to choose a bike

If you’ve ever decided that you want to buy a bike, you will have quickly realised that it isn’t as straightforward as knowing that you want two wheels.  We’ve broken down the task to help you sort your gravel from your full susser in this article; how to choose a bike. Before you start looking … Read more