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The Mystery Noise

Posted: 01/10/2020 Tips & Tricks

A noisy bike is an unhappy bike, but how do you know what's actually causing the issue? We'll show you how to help pinpoint common noise causes, and how to reduce your service bill by doing a bit of simple homework.   Read More

What is the point of a rear derailleur hanger?

Posted: 01/09/2020 Tips & Tricks

Are your bike's gears misbehaving? Have you fiddled with your limit screw to no avail? What's that strange 'ting' noise? The problem could be your rear derailleur hanger. We'll tell you what it does and why, and how to take care of it.   Read More

20 Ways To Ruin Your Bike

Posted: 06/05/2020 Tips & Tricks

If your bike is feeling, well, just a bit too nice to ride, we've got some awesome tips on how to stuff it up completely.   Read More

Repairs In The Wild: Chains

Posted: 05/05/2020 Tips & Tricks

You're having a lovely ride in the hills....until you're pedalling and not getting anywhere. You've got a broken chain. Don't panic! We'll show you how to get home. (There's even a hack to turn your bike into a single-speed...)   Read More

Repairs In The Wild: Spokes

Posted: 03/05/2020 Tips & Tricks

Nothing brings a ride to a halt faster than the 'ping!' of a broken spoke. (Or several, depending on whether a stick is involved.) Don't reach for your phone yet! We'll show you how you can get home. All you need is one tool...   Read More

Degreasing Your Drivetrain

Posted: 02/05/2020 Tips & Tricks

A clean and degreased drivetrain will outlast and outperform one that has not been maintained. However! It must be done properly. If not, you'll actually wear out your gears in no time at all. We'll show you how to do it. (Including a cheat's version. So sneaky.)   Read More


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