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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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Carpal Tunnel Bike Handlebars

About Carpal Tunnel Bike Handlebars Not all bikes look alike. There are mountain bikes, urban bikes, and racing bikes, among others. And within each category, there are thousands of variables we can find. Some of them are esthetic, others for comfort, and we can also find bikes that are designed for users with underlying medical […]

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How to Get Bike Grease Out of Carpet

Overview- How to Get Bike Grease Out of Carpet Bike grease is one of the toughest stains for any surface. For anyone who owns a bike, it can be very difficult to remove a grease stain­–especially from your carpet. Fortunately, this type of stubborn stain can be removed through a few different methods. But regardless […]

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5 Reasons for Using Bike Bells

By Rebecca White Bike bells are undoubtedly a useful tool to have when cycling. If you are a kid, they also seem like lots of fun! Instead of shouting to warn others that you are coming, to nearby pedestrians. Needless to say, bike bells offer lots of benefits to bikers. Here are five main reasons […]

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