Tyre pressures are important on your bike just as they are on a car. If the tyres are too soft the bike feels sluggish and unstable when cornering, it is also more likely to suffer with “pinch punctures” where the iner tube gets nipped between the tyre and the rim, resulting in two nicks in the […]
Bicycle chains wear out with use. Although following tip 1 will get the best life possible, a worn chain will also very quickly wear out the teeth on your chainrings, and once these teeth are significantly worn they will not work with a new chain, and the whole drive train must be replaced. How do […]
If your brakes start making a grinding or scraping noise every time you use them, check the brake blocks immediately. They will either be worn right down to the metal, or there will be small stone chippings or other materials embedded in the rubber of the brake block. Worn blocks should be replaced immediately. If […]
Want to loose weight – try the low CO2 diet. Cut the CO2 emissions from your car, loose weight and tone your legs and posterior in one go – RIDE A BIKE!! Generally you will find that journeys of two miles and under are actually quicker by bike than in a car.
Spray lubricants and disc brakes do not mix! Lubricating your rear gear and chain with a spray lubricant will generally result in an oily disc rotor and this will in turn contaminate your disc brake pads – all this means that your brakes will not work very effectively.
When your chain is ready for lubricating resist the urge to quickly drench it in a high quality lubricant. If you want to preserve the life of your drive train you should firstly remove as much dust, dirt as you can from your chain – simply grip the chain with a cloth and wipe backwards […]