Bike helmet straps too long

When you get your first cycle helmet, it can seem confusing. Which way round does the helmet fit, bike helmet straps too long, too many buckles and adjusters.  In this article we will look at how to fit a bike helmet correctly and what to do if it doesn’t seem to fit properly. It is … Read more

Cycling safety equipment

cycling safety equipment cover

One of the reasons that may discourage you from cycling is safety. However using cycling safety equipment will make you feel more confident and visible when on a bike. From helmets and high-visibility clothing to locks and lights, these cycle accessories will help you and your bike stay protected. Read on to discover what’s available … Read more

Quill stem replacement

quill stem

If your riding position position doesn’t feel quite right then you might change some components to improve it. One of them could be a quill stem. In this article we will show you the science behind it, how to choose a replacement and how to fit it. To change your upper body position. you can … Read more

How to fix bosch 503 error code

If an error is shown on your electric bike display it is an indication of a possible fault and it needs to be resolved. In this article we will focus on how to fix Bosch 503 error code without a need of visiting Bosch e-bike dealer. Tools required Cross head screwdriver. This is required to … Read more

BMX Bottom Bracket

bmx bottom bracket

The type of bottom bracket generally found in a BMX is often referred to as “one piece” or “Ashtabula”. One piece refers to the crank and axle as they are a single unit and Ashtabula refers to Ashtabula County in Ohio where the BMX bottom brackets were made along with other bicycle parts. Preparation Lift … Read more

Bike brake cable replacement

Bike brake cable replacement

Bicycle brakes are an integral part of a bike because they are what stops it from moving. If they don’t work properly, they will need to be fixed before you can safely use your bike again. A bike brake stops the bicycle from moving by jamming rubber (rim brakes) or metal and fibres (disc brakes) … Read more

Bike cassette removal

bike cassette removal

Bike cassette removal is an important part of cycle maintenance, but you may be wondering how to remove a bike cassette and why do we need to do it? Here are some of the reasons why you might need to remove a bike cassette: To wash it- A clean cassette will look and perform better. … Read more

How to replace road bike handlebar tape

how to replace road bike handlebar tape

Unlike the grips fitted to flat bars, because of their shape, drop handlebars are wrapped with a special tape that provides a layer of cushioning for your hands. This makes learning how to replace road bike handlebar tape a useful skill when it comes to maintaining your bicycle.  Reasons why you might need to know … Read more

Names of bicycle parts

names of bicycle parts

Every part on a bicycle has a name. Some names of bicycle parts will be familiar and are used regularly in speech. Wheels, tyres and brakes for example.  Other words are used in different contexts such as cassette, flip-flop and dropout. Some words will be totally new to everyone except for the most ardent cyclist … Read more

Correct height for bike seat and handlebars

Correct height for bike seat and handlebars

Today we are looking at the correct height for bike seat and handlebars. Having your saddle and handlebars set at the wrong height can make your bike uncomfortable, inefficient and off putting. A saddle that is too low can cause knee strain and a saddle too high can cause hip pain. If the handlebars aren’t … Read more