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

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

Bent valves on a bike wheel

bent valves

Properly Inflated tyres not only give you the most efficient ride and reduce the wear on the sidewalls, they also stop your tyre slipping round the rim and giving you bent valves. In this article we will be look at why it happens, how it happens and how to stop it happening. If you’ve spotted … Read more

Quick release skewer springs wrong way?

Quick release skewers are found on many modern bikes. If you’ve only ever had wheels with nuts, this can seem a bit confusing. The lever that releases the wheels goes through the axle. You may have noticed that there are two quick release skewer springs at the ends of the axle.  In this article we … Read more

Bike skewer installation

Sometimes a bike won’t have hexagonal nuts holding the wheels onto the frame. Instead there is a skewer that runs through the axle and this has a lever to hold the wheels in place. In this article we are going to look at bike skewer installation and help you to fit the skewers so that … Read more

How to remove rear bike wheel

Fitting a new tube? Changing your tyre? Putting on a new cassette? All of these jobs involve taking off your back wheel.  If you want to know how to remove rear bike wheel, this article will take you through the process. Tools required for bicycle rear wheel removal Cross head screwdriver. This is to loosen any handlebar … Read more

Deflated tyre – 5 methods to stop getting punctures

Deflated tyre is a common and a frustrating  occurrence for many cyclists. But is it possible to prevent it? In this article we are going to see how to stop bike wheel getting flat and discuss different puncture protection options. Finding the reason of a deflated tyre If you are getting constant punctures then first … Read more

How to take front wheel off bike

Whether you have a puncture to repair or want to transport your bike you might want to remove the front wheel. What looks like a simple task can become a bit tricky especially if you have an electric motor or a dynamo hubs.. But don’t worry, in this article our experts will show you how … Read more

How to fix a bike puncture

How to fix a bike puncture

Getting a puncture doesn’t have to mean that your ride is over. With a bit of effort and knowledge you can be back on the road in no time. If you want to learn how to fix a bike puncture, you have come to the right place.  What can cause a puncture? Penetration by a … Read more

How to true a bicycle wheel

how to true a bicycle wheel

If you have a wheel that isn’t running true, then it is sometimes possible to adjust the spoke nipples to improve it. It is a job that has to be done carefully and methodically, and we are here to show you how to true a bicycle wheel.   Spotting the buckled wheel right away is … Read more