Replacing gear cable on bike

If you have a rusty cable, or one that snapped then your gears will shift poorly or even stop working and the cable will need to be changed. If replacing gear cable on bike feels like a tricky task to you then do not fear. In this article we will guide you through this process … Read more

Bike cassette replacement

bike cassette replacement

If you’ve removed your cassette to transfer it to a new or different wheel, clean it or work on the wheel you will need to refit it. Following on from our last guide where we explained bike cassette removal we have put together a tutorial on bike cassette replacement. Reasons for bike cassette replacement Removing it … 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

Freewheel Removal

freewheel removal

Ever wondered  how to remove a freewheel from a bicycle wheel? If so, you have come to the right place. Learn the correct steps involved in freewheel removal with Cycle Maintenance Academy.  A) What is a freewheel? B) A freewheel is the name for the cluster of cogs on the back wheel. A) Hang on, … Read more

Replacing bike chain

replacing bike chain

A chain is the beating heart of your bicycle, without it you cannot drive your bike forward. Sometimes you will need to know how to replace a bike chain which we explain in 8 simple steps. The main reasons for replacing bike chain include that the chain is worn, rusty and stiff, missing or just … 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

Cleaning bike drivetrain

Cleaning bike drivetrain

Cleaning the drivetrain is an important part of maintaining your bicycle. This is because a dirty transmission rides less efficiently as dirt collects around the sprockets, chain and derailleurs which can compromise their function. Another reason why cleaning bike drivetrain is important is that the components will last longer when clean as dirt mixes with … 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 use gears on a bike

How to use gears on a bike

Gears are designed to make pedalling comfortable in different circumstances. As you ride and practise changing gear, you will be able to find a pedalling speed that works for you and as you go uphill or find yourself with a tail wind, you will be able to change your gear to help you maintain that … Read more