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

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

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

Shimano groupset – Cues

Cues Shimano groupset explained by expert

Publish 5 Cues Shimano groupset The new Shimano Cues groupset was introduced recently with the aim of simplifying the range of components. We had the opportunity to speak with Julian Trasher, the head of training at Madison and a Shimano expert. Julian provides valuable insights into the Shimano Cues features. He explains why they are … Read more

Cartridge bottom bracket replacement

cartridge bottom bracket replacement

Removing a cartridge bottom bracket can seem intimidating, but with the right tools and our experts’ guidance, it’s a task that you will be able to accomplish in your workshop.In this article, we’ll discuss the advantages of sealed bottom brackets and provide a guide to changing them. So here it is, a step-by-step guide to … Read more

Bike bottom bracket standards

Bike bottom bracket standards cover

Without it, there would be no pedals and no cranks. Yes, I’m talking about the bike’s bottom bracket. Just like a vital functioning organ, the bottom bracket can’t be seen and when it’s functioning properly can’t be heard. But just like other parts of your bike, it will wear out. When the time comes to … Read more

Bottom bracket tools

If your bottom bracket doesn’t function properly then you may want to replace it or upgrade it. Because they attach to the bottom bracket shell differently you will need to know which of the bottom bracket tools you will need for the job. In this article I will show you different types of bottom bracket … Read more

Putting wider tires on a road bike

If you’re a road cyclist, you might have heard the conventional wisdom that narrower tyres are better for speed and performance. Recent research has shown that putting wider tires on a road bike can offer significant advantages, including improved comfort, handling, and speed on surfaces like tarmac. In this article, our guest expert from Vittoria … Read more

Drop bar brake levers adjustment

adjusting drop bar brake lever

There may be many reasons for moving your drop bar brake levers.  Maybe you are uncomfortable with the current position, perhaps you had a crash and the lever has shifted position or perhaps the two levers are at different heights or angles. In this article we will show you how o adjust the vertically and … Read more