CASSETTE VS FREEWHEEL

Shaun George Bike Skills, BOTS Guides, D.I.Y, Mechanics, Tips & Tricks

You’ve probably asked yourself. Does my bike have a cassette or a freewheel? It’s something our inner mechanic has always wanted to know. Both perform a very similar function, but there are a few fundamental changes to know about. Read on to geek out over the fundamental differences between cassettes and freewheels. The rear cogs on bicycles are attached to …

D.I.Y BASIC BICYCLE SUSPENSION MAINTENANCE

Shaun George BOTS Guides, D.I.Y, Mechanics

A lot of bicycles have suspensions to ensure your ride is safe and comfortable. If you ride a mountain bike or a hybrid bike it’s almost certain that you have a suspension. With all the work they do, basic care of this important component goes a long way in reducing wear and tear and also making sure the suspension works …

D.I.Y BICYCLE CARE AND MAINTENANCE TIPS (MONSOON EDITION)

Vallabh Pradeep BOTS Guides, D.I.Y

It’s the Monsoons and riding in the rain can be a ton of fun. Despite water clogged roads & heavy downpour, commuters still prefer biking to work and seasoned cyclists stick to their ride routine. While we need that extra rain gear to ride in wet conditions, our bikes need some extra care and attention too. Here are some common …

HOW TO CHOOSE BICYCLE CHAIN LUBRICANT – BUYERS GUIDE

admin BOTS Guides, D.I.Y, Tips & Tricks

Overview All moving mechanical components of your bike require timely maintenance and care. The same applies to 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, …

Back to the Basics – Learn how to ride a bicycle

Rohan Kini BOTS News, D.I.Y, Events

Craig from Team BOTS posing with his favorite bike! We have had quite a few folks request us to teach them to ride a bicycle! A recent thread on the awesome Bangalore Bikers Club culminated in a session where Anil Kadsur will be teaching folks how to ride a bicycle. Back to the basics! Depending on how this turns out …

ROTOR MAINTENANCE ON BIKES WITH DISC BRAKES

Rohan Kini D.I.Y

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 …

DIY awesome cycling key chain

Rohan Kini D.I.Y

Simple. All you need is some cable ties and some chain links from your chain ;) Rohan KiniWHAT I LOVE ABOUT CYCLING I love riding my bike. Whether it’s a simple commute, a high-intensity road race, a jaw-grinding brevet, fixie rides thru packed Indian city or a kick-ass technical single track – I love it all. Apart from riding bicycles, …