How to choose the right handlebar

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The main function of a handlebar is to provide support to the rider and to enable the rider to maneuver the bike. Handlebars also serve the additional functionality of supporting your cyclocomputers,  brake-callipers, lights etc. There are several types of handlebars available. Some of the main types are  drop bars, flat bars, bull horns, and pista bars. Each bar serves …

BUMSONTHESADDLE GUIDE - How to choose a Bicycle Trainer

BUMSONTHESADDLE GUIDES – HOW TO CHOOSE AN INDOOR BIKE TRAINER

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Types Of Indoor Bike Trainers : Wind – In this type, the rider powers a fan that provides resistance (cheapest but noisiest) Magnetic – In which a fixed resistance is offered by a magnetic fly wheel (quiet, but the fixed resistance is not ideal for many cyclists) Fluid – In which Silicon within the unit offers resistance (quiet and offer …

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, …

WINTER CYCLING: TURN ON THE HEAT

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It’s 6:00 am on a chilly Saturday and you are woken up by that dreaded sound that you just do not want to hear – the alarm clock. Eyes half shut, your hands begin to reach out to the snooze button while your inner voice starts giving you a million reasons to go ahead with that decision. ‘Just 5 more …

Bike theft: How to recover your stolen bicycle

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ARE YOU A VICTIM OF BIKE THEFT? Don’t despair. Here are 10 things you can do to get your bike back! Spring into action immediately! Check around the area incase the thief has stashed the bike to pick it up later File a FIR with the police (more details below). Record identifying features on the report – accessories, photographs and …

Basic bicycle maintenance tips – how to wash a bike

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Quick tips from Shamala, one of our bike mech’s, on how to keep your bike clean and sparkling. Time: 20 mins Skill rating: Easy Tools: Hot water, degreaser, a bicycle specific chain lubricant, brushes, rags photo credit: blog.atg-training.co.uk “What you see is what you believe” – most people think a clean bike is the first sign of a great service. Some …

Finding and fixing creaks and noisy bicycles

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Its Tech tuesday at Pinkbike and they have a very good writeup on finding and fixing creaks in your bicycle Definitely a must read. How we quieten noisy beasts Tools required Your noisy bike Allen keys Grease Degreaser A clean cloth Torque wrench Some patience and an open mind Procedure Understand if the noise is rhythmic or sporadic. Rhythm indicates …