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Can You Put Sealed Bearings in an Unsealed Hub?

What are sealed bike bearings? Seals commonly sold at bicycle stores are not typically built to be water-resistant. This kind of seal is instead simply modeled to prevent air from entering the bearing. Sealed bearings are then bearings safeguarded by seals, and these bearings are found in hubs and bottom brackets. Not only is a […]


Fixie vs Road Bike: Which One to Use for Commuting?

What is a fixie? How does it work and where do fixies come from? The “fixie” is a type of bicycle invented very early in bicycle design, around 1880. Some of the very first bikes created were fixies. Many British, Scottish, German, and French engineers have since patented interesting improvements, such as metal chains or […]


Single-Speed vs Geared Bikes – Which One’s Better for Cyclo-cross? [Guest Post]

By James Jordan The cycling community is extremely diverse. Though you might find different types of bikes used in cyclocross, the most popular ones are single-speed and geared bikes. Cyclocross enthusiasts will vehemently defend their preferences, but which one is actually the best one for you? We’ve compiled the pros and cons of both sides […]


Can You Put Pegs on a Road Bike? All About Bike Pegs!

Pegs on a Bike If you’re thinking of adapting pegs to your mountain bike, make sure you understand what you’re committing to. Consider what pegs are for, and why they’re not typically found on most bikes. As a mountain bike frame already has a fair weight, any extra pieces may be unnecessary additions. The main […]


Can You Paint Bike Tires?

Can You Paint Bike Tires- Introduction Painting bike tires is possible – although it isn’t advisable – as the chemicals in some paints can damage your bike tires. There’s also no guarantee that the paint will not peel off, as even a single bump caused by a pothole can ruin your work. If you don’t […]


How Do I Choose a Bike Computer?

As you move forward in your life as a cyclist, it is normal to want to improve your experience, your performance, and your feedback. You start making modifications to your ride, look for better components, and start comparing perks in order to make your ride as comfortable and efficient as possible. But when it comes […]


Changing the Rear Tire on a 3-Speed Bike

Introduction- Changing the Rear Tire on a 3-Speed Bike Removing and replacing the rear tire on a 3-speed bike can be more complicated than the front tire due to the gears and chainset. The rear wheel should be removed completely when repairing the tire or inner tube. When replacing a rear tire, be sure to […]


Can You Use Lithium Grease on Wheel Bearings?

Bike maintenance is part of cycling. As an essential piece of this sport, your ride always needs to be in good shape in order to keep up with a high level of performance. Wheel bearings and how to assemble and grease them is a vital part of any maintenance regime. You may have come across […]


Can You Tumble Dry Lycra?

Cycling is not only getting on your bike, pedaling, and enjoying the ride. There is much more to it, and maintaining your sports clothes is one important thing to always bear in mind. By doing this, you make sure that both your garments and your pocket will not be in trouble. Since Lycra is a […]


How Do You Train During the Winter Months?

Introduction- How Do You Train During the Winter Months Training plays an essential role in cycling. It helps us keep up and improve our performance. We always want to stay fit and healthy to get the most out of each and every ride, and even outplay our last one the next time we get on […]

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