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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. […]


Can You Scrap A Bicycle?

Introduction A bicycle is made of rubber, cables, and metals that can be easily fixed when broken or repurposed. However, there are situations where you need to say goodbye to your old bicycle instead of just fixing them. Instead of just storing old bikes in a landfill, you can try to sell your bikes for […]


Mountain Bike Tire Pressure Guide [Guest Post]

By Adam Wilson Many bikers are always trying to find ways to enhance the performance of their bikes. From electronic shifters to lighter wheels, bikers tend to try them all. One aspect of bike performance that is sometimes overlooked is your tire pressure. Mountain bike tire pressure is about filling up your tires with just […]


How Often Should A Bicycle be Serviced?

If you have not experienced any kind of malfunctioning in your bike as a cyclist, it is because you are not cycling enough! From a strange creaking sound to a snapped chain, we have all gone through red flags that told us our rides were shouting out for assistance. The cure? Servicing! Whether you do […]


Can You Turn A Fixie Into A Road Bike?

Introduction- Can You Turn A Fixie Into A Road Bike? Gears usually help to increase pedaling efficiency of a bike by maximizing the mechanical advantage of a biker based on the terrain. Most bikers prefer using bikes with a gearing system when they want to cover the greatest possible distance to avoid stress. However, a […]

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