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Can You Use a Presta Valve Tube on a Schrader Rim?

Your bike has many parts that work together to make your journey successful. Some bike parts are large, while some components are small. All these components play a role in making your ride safe and enjoyable. The bicycle tube is a small component that is found on your bicycle rim, and the tube is inside […]

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Can You Ride a Bike With A Flat Tire?

Introduction- Can You Ride a Bike With A Flat Tire? Everyone knows that the tire is one of the components that propels the bike in a particular direction. Most bikes have tubes, which contain air. The pressure from the air moves the bike. If the tire deflates and it does not have the necessary pressure, […]

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How to Fix Pitted Chrome

Introduction- How to Fix Pitted Chrome Chrome is a shiny metal used in vehicles, including mountain bikes. Coating resistant with a brilliant shine, chrome provides an attractive additional layer for any engine. Although chrome can be highly tarnish-resistant, it tends to rust over time. If this rust settles on the metal, the rust can cause […]

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SRAM eTap Front Derailleur Problems

Introduction- SRAM eTap Front Derailleur Problems SRAM RED eTAP is, without a doubt, one of the most sought-after sports technology products in the cycling industry. While there are many reviews and articles written about SRAM eTap, there are still more unique eTap features that are relatively unknown, and some of those unknowns might be considered […]

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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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