Bike headset replacement

The bike’s headset is essential because it helps you steer and control the bike smoothly. Sometimes, though it can start having problems like looseness, roughness, or rust, which can mess up how your bike works. In this article, we’ll show you how to check and change the bike headset on your bike so it keeps … Read more

Bike lights explained

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Cycling safety is of utmost importance, especially when riding during low-light conditions or at night. Choosing the right bike lights is crucial for enhancing visibility and ensuring your safety on the road. This article will provide an overview of front and rear lights, highlighting the differences between battery-operated lights, rechargeable lights, and dynamo lights. Additionally, … Read more

External bottom bracket replacement

. Replacing an external bottom bracket on a bicycle involves removing the old unit and installing a new one. This process requires specific tools and knowledge to ensure a proper fit and functioning of the new bottom bracket. This comprehensive guide covers the necessary tools, steps, and tips to ensure a smooth and proper replacement … Read more

One piece crank bottom bracket overhaul

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Maintaining your bike is crucial to its longevity and performance. One of the most important components of your bike is the bottom bracket, which allows the crank to rotate smoothly. If your bike has a one piece crank bottom bracket then it’s a good idea to service it once in a while. This is because … Read more

Bike brakes explained

Bike brakes are a crucial component of any bicycle, allowing riders to slow down or come to a complete stop safely and effectively. While they may seem like a simple mechanism, there are many different types of bike brakes available, each with its own unique benefits and drawbacks.  In this article, we’ll take a closer … Read more

Cup and cone bottom bracket replacement

A bottom bracket is an important component of a bike’s drivetrain, responsible for the smooth rotation of the pedals. There are two main types of bottom brackets: cartridge bottom bracket and cup and cone bottom bracket. In this article, we’ll focus on the latter. What are the parts of a cup and cone bottom bracket? … Read more

Press fit bottom bracket replacement

Press fit bottom bracket standard has become increasingly popular in the cycling world, thanks to its larger spindle diameter, increased stiffness, and reduced weight compared to traditional threaded bottom brackets. However, just like any other bottom brackets over time, push fit bottom brackets can wear out or develop issues, requiring replacement. This can be a … Read more

Revolutionary bike tool concept

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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

Press fit bottom bracket sizes

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on press fit bottom bracket types and sizes. Whether you’re upgrading your crankset or simply replacing a worn-out bottom bracket, it’s crucial to know the specific type and size currently fitted on your bike, as well as the compatible options available. In this article, we’ll provide you with valuable insights … Read more

Shimano freehub replacement

Shimano freehub replacement is a necessary task for any cyclist who has noticed that their bike’s rear wheel is no longer engaging properly or is making strange noises when coasting.  Replacing a Shimano freehub is a process that involves removing the old freehub from the wheel, installing a new one, and then reassembling the wheel. … Read more