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

How to replace road bike handlebar tape

how to replace road bike handlebar tape

Unlike the grips fitted to flat bars, because of their shape, drop handlebars are wrapped with a special tape that provides a layer of cushioning for your hands. This makes learning how to replace road bike handlebar tape a useful skill when it comes to maintaining your bicycle.  Reasons why you might need to know … Read more

How to charge electric bike

how to charge electric bike

A key part of owning an electric bike is charging the battery. In this video we are going to show you how to do this correctly on all electric bikes but specifically on Yamaha and Bosch electric bikes. So, if you want to learn how to charge electric bike battery, you have come to the … Read more

How to change brake pads

How to change brake pads

Brake pads are an integral part of stopping. They rub against the wheel rim, causing friction that slows down the wheel. This process, together with the heat generated, wears the pad’s surface and, eventually, the rim surface.  If the pads are worn beyond the wear line or the grooves are no longer visible then it’s … 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 wash a bike

How to wash a bike

Cleaning your bike regularly will prolong the life of the components. Frequent cleaning makes the process easier as dirt that is ingrained is harder to remove. In this blog post we explain how to wash a bike correctly.  Bikes are designed to be ridden in wet conditions, so you shouldn’t be afraid to wash them … Read more

How to size a bike

how to size a bike

Bicycles not only come in different types and models, but also in different sizes. In this blog we’re going to look at how to size a bike including what the sizes mean and how to choose the correct bike. A bike that is sized correctly will not only perform better, it will be more comfortable … 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

Bicycle Spokes Explained

bicycle spokes

Bicycle Spokes play a crucial role in a wheel. Because they do such a good job, spokes are often ignored, until, that is, they start failing. This causes the wheel to lose strength and integrity and eventually your bike can become unrideable. What are bicycle spokes? Bicycle spokes are the thin rods that radiate from … Read more

Names of bicycle parts

names of bicycle parts

Every part on a bicycle has a name. Some names of bicycle parts will be familiar and are used regularly in speech. Wheels, tyres and brakes for example.  Other words are used in different contexts such as cassette, flip-flop and dropout. Some words will be totally new to everyone except for the most ardent cyclist … Read more