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How to Hang Bike Hooks in Drywall

You walk through miles of drywall every day. It’s at home, at the office, and in any store, you visit. Drywall has several names: . Despite the prevalence of drywall in our daily lives, very few people know how it is made.   What is Drywall? Drywall is a building material that is used to […]

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How to Install a Water Bottle Cage on a Bike Without Holes

A water bottle cage is a device that is used to affix a water bottle to a mountain bike. It is made up of materials such as stainless steel, titanium, plastic, or carbon fiber. are typically affixed to the main frame of a bike, the handlebars, behind the seat (saddle), and sometimes, the fork. Most […]

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Do I Need a Chain Guard On My Bike?

It comes a time when we as bikers start asking one of two questions -and even both sometimes: Do I need everything I have on my bike?; and, do I need what others have on their bikes? Chain guards, as an accessory, are no exception to this rule. So let’s go in-depth and get things […]

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How to Convert Friction Shifter to Index Shifter

Converting a Friction Shifter to  an Index Shifter The gear shifter is the component that is used for controlling the gearing mechanisms and also to choose the desired gear ratio. Gear shifters are among the crucial part of a touring bicycle because of its reliability. If your bike does not have a , it means […]

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How to Clean Rust off Bike Rims

Bike rims, spokes, and other parts of a bike can quickly get rusty if they are stored in humid conditions or left for a while. This is common on older collector bikes with carbon-steel spokes and rims that are plated with zinc or chrome. Some of the best ways to clean rust off your bike […]

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How to Paint a Bike Seat

Why Should You Consider Painting Your Bike Seat? Although they do not have any influence on our performance, we as bikers like to keep our bikes neat. It is a fact, too, that we love them to have an impact on those who share this hobby with us, or who see us pass by on […]

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How to Crimp Bike Cable Ends

How to Crimp Cable End Caps Mountain bikes typically contain two types of cables in their construction, namely the shifter cables and brake cables. Purpose of Bike Cable Ends There are two parts of bike cables: 1. The internal wire made of braided steel wire. 2. The outer housing also made of flexible steel, generally […]

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How to Build a Mountain Bike Ladder Bridge

A mountain bike ladder bridge refers to a man-made surface usually made out of wood. Its primary purpose is to bridge a gap that might be unrideable or unsafe for mountain bikers. Ladder bridges may be built over streams, swamps, ravines, and fallen trees, enabling bikers to ride over obstacles. In this article, we will […]

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How to Remove Grease from Brake Pads on a Mountain Bike

Have you ever heard a creaking sound when cycling? That squealing kind of sound brakes do when something is not working correctly? Do you feel your brakes are not responding correctly, too? Then, it may be time to check on your to see if they have accumulated any grease, and of course, remove it. Here […]

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How to Sand Down a Bike Frame

Tips on Sanding Down a Bike Frame There is beauty in the raw and unfinished material, which is often hidden by redundant layers of paint. Some bikers like the exposed metal look on their bike. Yet others are dissatisfied with the color of their bike frames, and would like to repaint them in another color. […]

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