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Maintenance

How to replace a brake cable

Easy-to-follow guide on replacing cable in STI lever

Video: how to replace a brake cable on a road bike
Maintenance

How to identify the signs of a worn drivetrain

Warning signs from a high stress area of the bike

How to identify the signs of a worn drivetrain
Maintenance

Video: how to wrap handlebar tape

Ride mechanic, Jon Hayes, demonstrates the simple art of bar wrapping

Video: how to wrap handlebar tape
Maintenance

Video: how to replace a chain

Checking, removal, measurement, replacement

Video: how to replace a road bike chain
Maintenance

Five essential tools for the home mechanic

Workstand, chain scrubber and cleaning products, loose Allen keys and Torx bits, track pump, chain checker

Five essential tools for the home mechanic
Maintenance

How to dress your bike for winter

Mudguards, lights, winter tyres, pump, and lubricant

How to dress your bike for winter
Maintenance

How to service cup and cone hubs

Pros and cons of Shimano-favoured bearing system; cleaning, inspecting and replacing

How to service cup and cone hubs
Maintenance

Bleeding Shimano's R785 hydraulic disc brake for road bikes

Removing air from the Japanese component giant's new fluid-operated stoppers

Bleeding Shimano's R785 hydraulic disc brake for road bikes
Maintenance

Five essential pre-ride checks

The pursuit of marginal gains championed by Team Sky principal, Dave Brailsford, and his team of secret squirrels has long been trumpeted as a means...

Five essential pre-ride checks
Maintenance

How to fit a tubeless cycle tyre

Step-by-step guide on how to fit tubeless road tyres

How to fit a tubeless cycle tyre
Maintenance

How to choose a summer tyre

Characteristics to look for when choosing new summer rubber

How to choose a summer road cycling tyre
Maintenance

Maintenance: chain inspection and replacement - part two

Joining and breaking chains from Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo

Maintenance: chain inspection and replacement - part two
Maintenance

Maintenance: chain checking and replacement - part one

The importance of checking for chain wear; replacing a SRAM chain

Maintenance: chain checking and replacement - part one
Maintenance

How to replace a broken spoke

Step-by-step guide to save you the cost of a mechanic

How to replace a broken spoke
Maintenance

Maintenance - replacing brake pads

Winter conditions are notoriously hard on bicycles. Brake pads and wheel rims are among the components that bear the brunt of the additional water, grit, and...

Maintenance - replacing brake pads
Maintenance

Maintenance: wrapping handlebar tape

Step-by-step guide to applying bar tape

Maintenance: wrapping handlebar tape
Maintenance

RCUK winter bike build 2012: part three - mudguards

Anodized aluminium beauties from Portland Design Works

RCUK winter bike build 2012: part three - mudguards
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RCUK winter bike build 2012 part two: drivetrain, brakes and steering

Shimano 105 drivetrain, RS650 long drop calipers, and PRO-Cinelli budget steering combo

RCUK winter bike build 2012 part two: drivetrain, brakes and steering
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RCUK winter bike build 2012 part one: frameset

Kinesis Racelight Tk3 frame and Tracer fork arrive

RCUK winter bike build 2012 part one: frameset
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Maintenance: winter drivetrain issues

Chain check, hanger alignment, cable lube and replacement

Maintenance: winter drivetrain issues
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Bike build: a bike for the Dunwich Dynamo

Steel frameset? Check. Shimano groupset? Check. Mavic wheels? Check.

Bike build: a bike for the Dunwich Dynamo
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