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Common Bike-Repair Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Common Bike-Repair Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Learning how to do simple bike repairs is a good way to save money and become self-sufficient. But sometimes even the simplest of home maintenance jobs can turn into a nightmare, requiring yet another trip to your local bike shop. As a beginner do-it-yourself bike mechanic, be aware of these common mistakes.   1. USING TOO MUCH CHAIN LUBE The problem: After noticing a dirty or squeaky chain, you decide it’s finally time to clean it. Once all the gunk is removed, you apply a generous amount of lube without wiping off the excess. While this might solve the squeaking problem,...

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Common Problems and Tips For Troubleshooting your Bicycle

Common Problems and Tips For Troubleshooting your Bicycle

1. Skipping Chain Probably the most frustrating problem of the lot is skipping of the bicycle chain. However, fixing this issue is actually very simple. The chain will skip while pedalling, if it is too long or it is too loose.  To fix this, all you need to do is to loosen the bolts of the rear tyre, move it back until the chain starts to straighten and reaches the appropriate tension, where it moves only about half of an inch in both directions. However, if the chain doesn’t tighten after this and has been stretched, then you need to replace it....

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Safety Tips: How To Be Visible On The Road

Safety Tips: How To Be Visible On The Road

Being visible on the roadway is key to cycling safety. Being seen involves wearing the right clothing for the riding conditions, having the right safety equipment, and proper riding techniques. 1. Wear bright, easy-to-see clothing in the daytime. During daytime hours, brightly colored clothing is key to being visible. Immediate visibility is the key reason why road workers wear bright colors, like fluorescent green-yellow or fluorescent orange, so use their safety lesson as your guide too.Make sure you just don't stand still on your bike, move your legs or hands so they see something move :) Judge for yourself as you...

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5 Tips: Training Off the Bike

5 Tips: Training Off the Bike

In order to become a better cyclist, you have to ride more. But with some off bike training, you can make the most of your rides to grow stronger and faster in no time. Here are 5 tips to become a better cyclist: 1. Quads = Cycling Power Build your quads for pure cycling power. Your thighs are your pistons when riding. If you're going to build muscle outside of riding, this is the place to start. Try out: Squats Leg press Agility ladder drills. 2. Build up your core strength for smoother, stronger pedal strokes. Your core is where you transfer energy from...

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8 Reasons Why Cycling is Better Than Running

8 Reasons Why Cycling is Better Than Running

There are many reasons to love Running. It's easy to begin, awesome for burning calories, and provides many health benefits. Anyways, we think Cycling is the champ. (Furthermore, we want to demonstrate it.) Here are some reasons.  1. Get Fit & Build Endurance The opening point for the restriction is that running consumes more calories per mile. Well stated, truth be told, bingo! As a counter contention, the possibility that individuals can ride a larger number of miles than they run is presented. In any case, this neglects to address the way that running consumes calories speedier, i.e. sprinters invest less energy increasing...

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