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Taping Handlebars with Bar End Shifters

Introduction- Taping Handlebars with Bar End Shifters Perhaps you have not really thought about . Even if you do not exude much sweat from the palms that would make your handlebar slippery, taping is still recommended in some situations. For instance, if you are riding on a downhill bike trail, it would be rather unwise […]

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Disadvantages of Paint Protection Film for Vehicles [Guest Post]

By M T H Toha You might have planned to apply a paint protection film (PPF), which is a thermoplastic urethane, on your vehicle to protect its paint. But you should also know about the various demerits of it before you make a decision. Proponents of PPF point to its strong protection from damage and […]

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Adding Extra Brake Levers to a Road Bike

Introduction When assembling a bike, you need to ensure the braking and shifting components are installed and adjusted. This usually begins by installing your levers to optimize their fit and performance. This is important because adding levers to your bike allows you to accurately size and route any cable housing sections. Furthermore, you need to […]

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How to True a Bike Wheel With Disc Brakes [Guest Post]

By Nick Mark True a bike wheel with disc brakes The most important thing about any bikes or bikes for 2-3 year olds is to ensure the bike provides a safe and secure ride. A bike has to be ‘true’ if you want the best performance.  But first, what does it mean to ‘true’ a […]

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How To Remove A Shimano Crank Without A Tool

Introduction- How To Remove A Shimano Crank Without A Tool Perhaps you’ve been wanting to take apart your Shimano bike in order to run maintenance on it but you weren’t sure how to go about its crank removal, especially without tools. Removal of your bike’s crankset is often necessary since it’s the part of the […]

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What To Do If Your BMX Brake Pads Aren’t Gripping

Introduction- “My BMX Brake Pads Are Not Gripping”! Your brakes are some of the most essential components of your bike. Any malfunction could lead to horrible damage to your bike or, worse yet, to your person, especially while BMX biking. Without adequate braking, you could roll right into oncoming traffic with no way to avoid […]

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How to Convert Quick Release Wheels to Bolt-On

Introduction There are many types of bike wheels, and each of them has its pros and cons, so how do you choose which is right for you? A good place to start is in the release style. Most modern bikes are designed with a quick release wheel, in part because it’s lighter and faster than […]

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Does Wheel Bearing Grease Go Bad?

Does Wheel Bearing Grease Go Bad? – A Brief Overview Wheel bearings are responsible for bicycle wheel rotation and are essential to your bike’s performance. Taking good care of your bearings is an important step in bicycle maintenance. It is important to know that wheel bearings come in two common forms, closed bearings and open […]

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How to Raise the Handlebars on a Child’s Bike

As bikers, we know riding a bike is not just getting on, pedaling, and getting to the desired location. It’s far more than that. We have it in our blood, in our DNA. And as proof of this, we’d love our young ones to follow our steps. But, in order to achieve this, we must […]

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How to Remove Rim Tape

What is Rim Tape? A and is meant to prevent the inner tube from getting punctured. It is usually made out of PVC or nylon. What is Rim Tape used for in a Bike? Rim tape offers enhanced protection for your bike tire’s tube. They can also be present in a tubeless tire but are […]

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