rag

It's always good to have an old rag lying around to clean off grease and your hands and a variety of bicycle parts. This can be pretty much anything. I have a tendency to use any sock that I can't find its partner for, or an old t-shirt.

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Clean a Bike Chain

Cleaning your chain is an essential part of bike maintenance that a lot of people neglect. Cleaning it will save you a lot of money in the long run and will make your bike run better. It will save...

Part chain
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Essential Items for a Basic Repair Kit

What to have in your repair kit:

This is for a basic repair kit- the essentials.

First, you should definitely have a pump. In the video is a morph pump, which can morph out and...

Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Rotafix (tighten/loosen) a Fixed Gear Cog without Chain Whip

How to Rotafix:

Rotafix is a technique for tightening or loosening a cog without a chain whip.

Why Roafix? Because standard chain whips do not fit 1/8” cogs, and you get the...

Tools greaserag
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Put Decals on a Bike Frame

How to apply decals only your bike:

For this you will need the decals, wax and grease remover, rag, and painter’s tape to prevent you from damaging the paint on your bike or ripping any off...

Part frame
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Remove Paint from Bicycle Frame

How to remove paint from your bike frame:

There are a few things you’ll need when removing paint from your frame: paint remover, paintbrush, some steel wool and/or some sandpaper.

...

Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Check and Adjust a Front Derailleur

How to adjust a front derailleur:

Before you adjust your front derailleur, make sure that the rear one is working properly. For this job, all you will need is a 5mm allen wrench, a phillips...

Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Check and Adjust a Rear Derailleur

How to adjust your rear derailleur:

What does your rear derailleur actually do? It is responsible for moving your chain from one cog to the next. It does this by pushing or pulling the...

Type: Repair Tutorial
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Remove a Tubular Tire and Excess Glue from Zipp Rims

This video will show you how to remove a tubular tire and how to remove the excess glue from the rim bed afterwards.

There are two ways to remove the tire from your rim. If you do not plan...

Part tires wheels
Company: Zipp
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Bleed SRAM Hydraulic Disc Brakes

This video will show you how to properly bleed your SRAM Hydraulic disc brakes.

You will need the following tools and supplies: Avid Bleed Kit, T10 Torx Wrench, 2.5 mm Hex wrench, torque...

Company: Avid
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Stop External Bottom Bracket Creaks and Remove Cranks

Taking off crank and eliminating creaks:

This video will deal with external bottom bracket styles. You will need a chain breaker, bottom bracket puller, 8mm allen, 4-5-6 mm allen, a...

Company: Park
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Mounting of CeramicSpeed with BB30 Bottom Brackets and Tool

CeramicSpeed bearings are hand made in Denmark from the finest quality components and special CeramicSpeed balls. Each part is designed to have the lowest friction possible and the longest...

Company: CeramicSpeed
Type: Repair Tutorial
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DIY How to Tighten Loose Water Bottle Bosses/Rive-nuts

“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...

Part frame
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Fix Bike Crank Bolt Issues

For the most part bolts that creek or are loose are a pretty easy fix, either tighten them, lube them, or replace them. That's partly true with bicycle bolts as well but when dealing with the...

Company: Truvativ
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Maintenance for Shimano Saint Pedals

Today, I’m going to show you how to look after your Shimano Saint pedals. You don’t need many tools and you just need a bit of grease, so there’s no reason not to get your hands dirty. Shimano...

Part pedals
Company: Park
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Cut and Resize Shimano Disc Brake Hose

Today, we are going to be cutting the hose. As you can see I installed this hose and it's huge. You can do this off the bike or on the bike, however you like. I do it on, because I...

Company: Park
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How To Paint a Bicycle Frame

While your bike frame performs mainly a functional purpose of holding all the components together and yourself upright, that doesn't mean it can't be stylish at the same time. Whether you're...

Part frame
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Bleed Magura Hydraulic Brakes

I’ll probably repeat it a bah-jillion times but it is worth repeating: if you are bleeding hydraulic brakes, mineral oil and DOT fluid ARE NOT INTERCHANGABLE! It’s kind of like when they tell you...

Company: Magura
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Bleed Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Hydraulic brakes work by applying pressure to a liquid in a tube. They work by means of a piston in the lever which shoots liquid into the caliper piston which causes the brakes to clamp...

Company: Shimano
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Clean & Lube your Bicycle's Drivetrain

A man and his rag: In this video we give you a quick overview of how keep your bike in superb running condition by keeping your drivetrain (i.e. cassette, chain, chain rings, dearailleur) clean....

Company: Park
Type: Repair Tutorial

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