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Blog post: Mending a puncture

Having a puncture can be annoying, but it should be easy to fix. If you are not used to fixing punctures it can take some time, but does get a lot quicker with practice. It is generally faster to replace the inner tube with a spare rather than t...

Blog post: Maintaining wheels and tyres

  As a general rule, pump your tyres up as hard as you can with a hand pump or, if using a track pump or car-foot pump, pump up to the recommended tyre pressure listed on the tyre wall (units: psi = pounds per square inch, Bar/ATM = at...

Blog post: Adjusting gears and maintaining chain

Below you'll find information on different gear systems including how to adjust your gears, plus info on cleaning and oiling your chain to ensure your bike keeps running smoothly. Different gear systems Most gear systems on bikes are derailleur....

Blog post: Maintaining your brakes

Most brakes systems involve you squeezing a lever on the handlebar so a cable or hydraulically operated caliper squeezes the wheel rim or a hub-mounted disc or the hub itself. Your brakes must be able to stop your bike effectively, without you ha...

Blog post: Toolkit

You don't need much to maintain the basics on your bike; a few tools, some time, good light ...and a bit of patience! You should start by getting the following tools and equipment: Bicycle pump. A track pump with a gauge (see photo) is most ...

Blog post: Oiling, greasing and cleaning your bike

Oiling and greasing Whenever you come to put a bolt or a cable on your bike, you should lubricate it with a touch of grease. This will help prevent if from getting seized or rusted in place. The same goes for seat posts and handle-bar stems &nd...

Blog post: Checking your bike

Got a new bike and ready to ride? Here are a few things you should check before you go!Tyres  If your bike hasn't been used for a while, it's quite likely the the tyres will be soft or flat. Try inflating them and seeing if they hold the a...