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BOTS BIKE SCHOOL – BICYCLE MAINTENANCE WORKSHOPS FOR HOME MECHANICS

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In today’s fast paced life, it’s quite important to handle basic maintenance without having to visit your local bike shop for small issues. Our bike maintenance workshops will get you thinking like a bike mechanic and build your confidence to work on your bicycle. OUR WORKSHOPS Our basic workshop — Basic Bicycle Maintenance (BBM) — is free for everyone. Run twice …

BUYING GUIDES: HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BICYCLE CHAIN LUBRICANT?

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Overview All moving mechanical components of your bike require timely maintenance and care. The same applies for the drivetrain components. Maintaining your chain well will not only give you a smooth riding experience, but also enhance the longevity of your drivetrain components and save you quite a bit of money. For someone who has just picked up their first bike, …

BUYING GUIDES: HOW TO CONVERT NORMAL RIMS TO TUBELESS

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Don’t fancy spending a lot of money on tubeless rims? Well, here is a cost-effective and getto way of going tubeless! Equipment required – 1) Velotape tubeless conversion kit 2) Stan’s no-tubes Tire Sealant or 1) Orange Seal MTB Tubeless kit (24 mm) Instructional Video – So next time when you hit the trails, do so with a lot more …

DIY: Bicycle Tire Stamps!

Rohan Kini D.I.Y Comments

It’s amazing how much trash bike shops generate – tires, tubes, cardboard, cables and bubble wrap! All fun stuff to work with if you love to cycle and re-cycle. Came across this really cool way to re-cycle old tires – bicycle stamps! awesome pics from the borganic.net blog Do check out their detailed writeup on how to make rubber thread stamps …

Rotor Maintenance on bikes with disc brakes

Rohan Kini D.I.Y Comments

Check out the recent post up on Pinkbike’s Tech Tuesday – Rotor Straightening There are a couple of things we can do regularly to ensure sharp, snappy and spot-on braking. Tools required Isopropyl Alcohol (maybe ask for Spirit if you get blank stares) or Isopropyl Alcohol swabs – all available at your local chemist Cotton swabs Allen keys – mostly …

BOTS University – Basic maintenance session

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Time to kickstart BOTS University at the new location Where: BumsOnTheSaddle When: Saturday, 6 Aug – 11am to 12:30pm Do signup for the event on facebook or on a google spreadsheet The session would be basic maintenance and upkeep of your bike – more of a discussion rather than a hardcore session. The hardcore ones will follow the next couple …