Maintenance and Repair

Learn all about how to maintain your bike in its best shape and how to repair it when it breaks.

Bicycle Brake Types star
One of the most important components of our bicycles is the brakes. This overview describes the three most common types of bicycle brakes: rim, disc and drum.

End-of-Year Bicycle Maintenance star
If you want your bicycle to be ready to roll in the spring, you need to take some time at the end of each season to put it up properly. This article will give you some tips on how to take care of your wheeled steed properly.

Essential Bike Tools star
While it’s not necessary to have an entire bike mechanic’s shop on hand when you ride, there are a few tools that every cyclist needs in order to handle emergencies on the road.

Fixing a Flat Bicycle Tire star
It’s inevitable: at some point in time during your life as a cyclist you’ll get a flat tire and have to fix it on the road. The tips in this article will help you be prepared for that eventuality.

Maintaining Bicycle Rim Brakes star
As the wind whistles in your ears on a well-earned downhill, the last thing you want to worry about is whether or not your brakes will work when you need them. Proper care and maintenance of your rim brakes should allow you to sail on worry free.

Packing a Bike for Shipping star
If you’re travelling with your bike, the packing tips in this article will help ensure it gets to your destination in as good a shape as it started.

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