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Adding Links to a Shimano Bike Chain

Can I add links to a Shimano bike chain? A bike chain is a component that requires the most maintenance on a bicycle. Chains can wear out, bend, break, stretch, and do a million other things – including being the wrong length. Sometimes the only thing that breaks is a small part of the larger […]


12 Tips to Make Your Road Bike Go Faster [Guest Post]

By Azhar Rahim When you begin cycling, you probably don’t think about purchasing the most expensive road bike. Instead, you first master the art of riding a standard bicycle before upgrading to something speedier. Then one day, you take it out for a spin and are amazed at how much faster it feels than your […]


How to Make Your Own Bike Chain Lube

Introduction – How to Make Your Own Bike Chain Lube To all bike fans: Are you tired of trying different bike chain lubes and not finding the correct one for your bike requirements? Or maybe you feel you are paying for an over-priced lube and want to save some money while keeping your ride healthy? […]


Chain Tensioners and Single Speed Vertical Dropouts

Chain Tensioners and Single Speed Dropouts When using a single-speed bike, there is no derailleur to keep your chain from becoming loose. This generates that bouncing effect while we ride, which can cause your chain to jump off and force you to stop to fix it. Fortunately, there are some solutions to this, such as […]


How to Convert a Coaster Bike to Freewheel

As experienced riders, most of us have probably ridden a coaster bike at some point in time. These bikes are ideal for kids because they are simple and easy to ride. Moreover, their braking mechanism – one of their most distinctive features – is not complex to understand and does not require a lot of […]


My Rear Derailleur Won’t Shift to the Highest Gear- How Do I Fix It?

How to Fix a Derailleur that does not Shift to the Highest Gear Bicycle mechanisms are quite simple to understand. However easy to get as they are, it may have happened to you that you could not fix something that was malfunctioning in your ride. Fortunately for us, who love doing our repairs on our […]


How To Drill a Bike Lock When The Key Is Lost

Introduction- How To Drill a Bike Lock When The Key Is Lost Drilling of a lock is used as a last resort to gain entry to locks that did not open through other means. This is because drilling a lock will destroy the locking plug but leave the mechanism in working order. Some of the […]


How To Paint A Chrome Bike [Guest Infographics]

By Halona Kasa Chrome stands for chromium, which is a naturally occurring element. As a pure substance, chromium has limited use – you may find it in supplements since small amounts of it are necessary for human health. More commonly, chromium is used in manufacturing industries. It may be mixed with steel to form a […]


How to Make your Bicycle Look Like a Motorcycle

Bicycles aren’t motorcycles, but if you love the simplicity and low cost of your bicycle yet prefer the power and sound of a motorcycle, you are not alone. Bicycle riders have been using different hacks to make their bicycles look like motorcycles for a long time. This is especially common among kids – but the […]


How to Fix a Broken Presta Valve

Introduction – How to Fix a Damaged Presta Valve If you own a bicycle, one of the things you must know is how to re-inflate the tires whenever they lose pressure. In that case, you will need to know how to work a tire valve. While many bicycles use Schrader valves, others use Presta valves. […]

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