How To Fit a Bike Seat

how to fit a bike seat

Bike seats, or saddles, sometimes need replacing, either because they are worn out or the rider wants a different one. Today we are going to find out how to fit a bike seat.  There are three main types of saddle clamps. Traditional or universal saddle clamp Standard micro-adjust seatpost Micro adjust seatpost 2 How to … Read more

How to Stop Bicycle Disc Brakes From Squeaking

how to stop bicycle disc brakes from squeaking

Most disc brake users have had issues with squeaking brakes. So, today we are going to look at how to stop bicycle disc brakes from squeaking, why it happens and what to do about it. Why do the disc brakes squeak? Contamination. This happens when brake pads and the disc rotors get in contact with … Read more

How to pump up a Presta valve

how to pump up a presta valve

While many of you may know how to pump up a bicycle tyre, some valves can be more difficult than others.  Before you can pump your tyres you will need to check which valve your bike has. There are two common valves, Presta and Schrader. In this case we are going to be explaining how to … Read more

How To Put Back Wheel On Bike

how to put back wheel on bike

Knowing how to replace a back wheel on a bike is a useful skill to have you use your bike regularly. You may need to change an inner tube or tyre and being able to replace the wheel is an important part of this. Cycle Maintenance Academy have put this guide together on how to … Read more

How To Change Gears On a Road Bike

how to change gears on a road bike

Changing gears on a road bike is different from a mountain or hybrid bike but simple when you know how, so today we’re going to look at how to change gears on a road bike.  Bikes with drop bars provide more hand positions than bikes with flat bars which is sometimes seen as an advantage … Read more

How To Remove A Bike Chain

how to remove a bike chain

When it comes to cycle maintenance there are a variety of things to consider, one of them being the chain. From time to time  you may want to remove your bike chain. This may be because you want to clean it, replace it or change front or rear mechs. In this article we are going … Read more

How to make bike seats more comfortable

how to make bike seats more comfortable

If your saddle isn’t comfortable, then riding a bike just seems hard work. In this article we are going to discuss how to make bike seats more comfortable.  Are you sitting comfortably? No? Then let’s begin. How to make bike seats more comfortable Sitting on a saddle is not like sitting on a sofa or … Read more

How to stop bike brakes from squeaking

how to stop bike brakes from squeaking

Do your brakes squeal like a pig when you apply them? Maybe you’re wondering If you can stop it. In this article we are going to be discussing the reasons behind squeaky brakes and more importantly how to stop bike brakes from squeaking. What are the main causes of squeaky brakes? There are a number … Read more

Bike Tyre Pressure Explained

bike tyre pressure

When it comes to bike tyre pressure, the bottom line is that air is being lost constantly. However, this air is being lost at a very slow rate which means you may not have even realised that your bicycle tyre is deflating. In this article we are going to be discussing the basics of bike … Read more

Bike Disc Brake, Hydraulic or Cable?

bike disc brake

Here at Cycle Maintenance Academy we get lots of questions about bicycle maintenance and one of the main things we get asked about is disk brakes. Understanding basic cycle maintenance is a useful skill to have, not to mention the fact it can save you a lot of money. When it comes to bike tyres … Read more