Emergency Bike Spoke Replacement with FiberFix Kit

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The FiberFix is a kevlar chord used to fix a broken spoke in an emergency situation. Breaking a spoke is a rare occurrence, but it can happen while you are out on the road, so it would be a good idea to carry one of these emergency fix kits especially if you are going on a longer ride or a tour. The kit includes a spoke wrench, kevlar spoke itself with a little cam adjustment on top, and a spare spoke nipple.

DIY How to Quickly Repair Rapid Fire Trigger Bike Shifters

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If you’re rapid fire trigger shifter is having trouble catching or shifting properly, there is an easy way to get the shifter working properly again.

There first thing to do is rotate the brake lever, which involves loosening the clamp holding the shifter to the handlebars. This will give you better access to areas of the shifter.

How to Adjust a Shimano Nexus Internal 3 Speed Hub

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Today, we’re going to work on internal multi speed hubs. This is the Shimano shifter. It is the Nexus model, which is written on the body. Another way to tell that this is Shimano is that the cable chord goes straight into the adjustment knob, which goes straight into the body of the shifter.

Now, the first thing you want to do is go up to the shifter on the handlebar and put it into second gear, the middle gear. You need two tools: an open end 10 mm wrench and you may also need a pair of pliers.

How to Remove Rust from Your Bike

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Today, I’ll be showing you my method to get rid of rust.

I’m going to be using this as an example It is a 24 inch wheel from an old vintage bike. If you just look, you can see the rust. It’s not too bad, but it should be clean. For this you will need some steel wire wool (you can also use aluminum foil with a touch of water) and some car polish.

How to Pack Your Bicycle in a Bike Box for Travel

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The Bike Tube Hint: Don’t rush off and buy a professional bike box or bike bag. First head over to your local bike shop and ask if they have any leftover boxes from when bikes were shipped to their store. These work just as well, and they’re free!

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In this video, I’m going to show you how to pack a bike into a bike box.

There are some essential tools you’ll need for this job: a pump, some allen keys, a pedal spanner, padding, dropout protectors, and tape.

DIY How to Tighten Loose Water Bottle Bosses/Rive-nuts

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“I have an old CAAD 6 road frame and the lower water bottle boss on the down tube has come loose. Do you have any tips to fix it?”

Water bottle bosses are also known as rive-nuts, and they are a combination of a rivet and a nut. They tend to come loose when water bottles contact the head of the water bottle cage bolt when returning the bottle to the cage. This problem can be partially prevented by using button head water bottle bolts that sit lower in the cage to avoid impacts.

DIY How to Spray Paint Your Bicycle Wheel Rims

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Today, I’m going to show you how to paint your rims. You’ll need a roll of masking tape, a 15mm socket set, and a plastic tire lever.

Step 1, take the 15mm socket set and take off your wheels. Now move the rest of your bike into a safe location so no spray paint will get on your bike.

Step 2, undo your bicycle valve and release the air from your tire tube until it is completely deflated. Do this for the other wheel as well.

Step 3, use your tire lever to take your tire off.

DIY Mount a Bottle Cage on a Frame with No Mounting Screws or Braze-Ons

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I’m going to show you how to mount a bottle cage on a bike that doesn’t have mounts or doesn’t have mounts where you want to put the bottle cage. You want to get a bottle cage that has little tabs up at the top and on the bottom of the back side because we’re going to use those to mount the cage. Get a bottle about the size that you want to use and figure out about where you want it to be placed. 

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