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

How to fix a bike puncture

How to fix a bike puncture

Getting a puncture doesn’t have to mean that your ride is over. With a bit of effort and knowledge you can be back on the road in no time. If you want to learn how to fix a bike puncture, you have come to the right place.  What can cause a puncture? Penetration by a … Read more

How to wash a bike

How to wash a bike

Cleaning your bike regularly will prolong the life of the components. Frequent cleaning makes the process easier as dirt that is ingrained is harder to remove. In this blog post we explain how to wash a bike correctly.  Bikes are designed to be ridden in wet conditions, so you shouldn’t be afraid to wash them … Read more

Bicycle Spokes Explained

bicycle spokes

Bicycle Spokes play a crucial role in a wheel. Because they do such a good job, spokes are often ignored, until, that is, they start failing. This causes the wheel to lose strength and integrity and eventually your bike can become unrideable. What are bicycle spokes? Bicycle spokes are the thin rods that radiate from … Read more

Indexing Gears

indexing gears

Having your gears properly indexed, that is, one “click” in the lever moving the chain precisely to the next cog, makes your cycling experience safer and more enjoyable. Gears that aren’t indexing properly can also be a sign that there is something wrong with your transmission. If you want to learn about indexing gears and … Read more

How to oil a bike chain

How to oil a bike chain

Knowing how to oil a bike chain is a useful skill and is important to keep the transmission running smoothly. In this blog post we are going to talk you through the following: Why do we need to lubricate a bicycle chain? What is a chain and how is it made? What should I use … Read more

How to pump bike tyres

How to pump bike tyres

Knowing how to pump bike tyres is an excellent skill to have when it comes to cycle maintenance, but this begs the question ‘why do we need to pump our tyres’? Cycling on under inflated tyres makes the tyre rubber “stick” to the road and slows you down.  This could be an advantage on muddy … Read more