Bike Chain Tool

How To : Use a Cyclone tool to clean your bike chain

Cleaning your bike chain is an arduous but necessary part of regular bike maintenance. The Cyclone chain cleaner, or any of its competitors, make the process a lot easier to do without taking the chain off the bike. This video features a professional bike mechanic demonstratin ...more

How To : Tell if your mountain bike's chain is worn out

One of the most important pieces of a mountain bike, or any bike for that matter, is the bicycle chain. Without the chain, you can't move your bike and that's a problem. In this tutorial, you'll find out what tools you'll need to check the strength of your bike chain and whet ...more

How To : Make a bike chain bracelet with Threadbanger

Die hard cyclist, or jewelry maker looking to experiment with materials? This how-to jewelry crafting video demonstrates a quick and quirky project. Our good friends at Littles Creatures are showing us how to make a Bike Chain Bracelet. Show Tuck and Snippit some love and tell ...more

How To : Clean a bike chain off the bike

Having a clean bike chain is vital to the proper performance of you bike, mountain, road, or BMX. This video features a professional bike mechanic walking you through the process of cleaning your chain when you have it taken off of the bike. He recommends a modern biodegreaser ...more

How To : Calculate your bike's chain length

If it's time for a new bike chain, you'll need to figure out how to determine how much length your bike will need for the chain. It's pretty easy to determine and can take around five minutes to help figure out what you need. So check out the tutorial, pay attention, and enjoy ...more

How To : Fix a broken bike chain

In this video tutorial from the Mountain Equipment Co-Op, we learn how to repair a broken bike chain. Jeff has broken his bike chain on his way to work, and he needs to make a hasty repair. He breaks the process down into three quick steps. 1. Prepare the chain for repair. 2 ...more

How To : Lubricate your bike chain

CyclingSecrets will show you how to lubricate your bike chain. First, start with a good quality lubricant a good one will keep your chain clean. Hold the bottle securely and apply the lube while cycling the bike around. Keep cycling the pedal around for a while so you get the ...more

How To : Determine why your bike chain is skipping

If you bike chain is skipping, and you aren't sure why, you could have a worn-out cog issue. This is especially likely if you cogs are substantially older than your chains. This video will teach you how to assess your cogs for wear. which will help you determine whether you ne ...more

How To : Remove your bike chain using the master link

Taking the chain off of you bike for cleaning is an arduous task, especially since you usually don't explicitly have to do it. It just seems like a good idea. That's because it is. This video features a professional bike mechanic detailing the process of removing a bike chain ...more

How To : Loosen a bike's stiff chain link

If you've been experiencing a problem with shifting and hear a constant sound near your chain, you may have a stiff chain link. This should be addressed so that you no longer experience any problems with shifting that can result in possible injury. In this video tutorial, you ...more

How To : Replace the sprocket and chain on a street bike

In this motorcycle repair video series, learn from motorcycle mechanic Mario Rossi how to change the sprocket and chain on a street bike. Part 1 of 13 - How to Replace the sprocket and chain on a street bike. Replace the sprocket and chain on a street bike - Part 2 of 13. Clic ...more

How To : Make your own single speed or fixie bike crank

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a single speed bike crank. You will need: chain ring bolt tool, large screwdriver, Allen wrench, file, hacksaw, vise, and crank set with 2 ring. First, grab your chain ring bolts and cut about 3mm off of the end. If the nut moves while yo ...more

How To : Maintain your mountain bike properly

You can learn how to maintain your mountain bike for peak performance and you need the following: a bike-mounted tool bag, tire lever set, two replacement inner tubes, puncture repair kit, spare chain links, a chain splitter, a folding allen wrench and screwdriver set, and a s ...more

How To : Stock a bike repair kit

Ever wonder what basic tools you should have for all your bicycling needs? This how-to video covers some basic gear that will help you with frequent bike repairs. Tire levers will help change any flats. A multi-tool will keep you from needing to buy several different Allen key ...more

How To : Fix a bicycle tire innertube

Lear how to replace your bike's inner tube! Remove wheel from bike. Quick release on front is easier. If you have wheel nuts you'll need some tools. Shift derailler to slack chain, then it's easy. Use a tire lever to take the outer tire. Feel along the tire to locate the punct ...more

How To : Replace a spoke behind the freewheel

Ever had a spoke break on your bike wheel? Don't throw the wheel away! Repairing a spoke only takes a few tools and some patience. You will need, at a minimum: a freewheel tool (used to remove the part of the wheel that engages the bike chain), a wrench, and a screwdriver. Fir ...more

How To : Change a road bicycle tire & tube

This video from Canada Bicycle Parts shows how to change a bike tire. The tools required are a bicycle pump and tire levers. He demonstrates with the rear tire, and puts the chain on the proper cog to create less tension on the chain. He releases a lever on the brake and opens ...more

How To : Assemble a bike

Riding a bike is a great way to get exercise and as means to getting around but incorrect bike assemble will make for a bad time. Double check all your work and make sure everything is lubed up and fastened before taking your bike out for a spin. If your new bicycle comes in ...more

How To : Change motorcycle tires

Therefore, those tires still need to be changed from time to time, because of a flat, or because the tread wears out—or maybe just for the purposes of an upgrade. In this motorcycle maintenance video series, learn how to change a tire on your bike. Our expert mechanic will wal ...more

How To : Take care of your bike

Whether you use your bike everyday or for the occasional spin, regular care and maintenance, including cleaning, will keep it in good condition and ensure your safety when cycling. Watch this video tutorial for tips on how to maintain your bicycle. To keep your bicycle clean a ...more

How To : Maintain a bicycle chain

You asked for it, you've got it... Bike maintenance videos. This week we discuss and show chain cleaning and lubrication. Please thank Doug Moak and our sponsor, River City Bicycles, for making it possible.

How To : Make a polymer clay charm bracelet

kriquit describes how to make a PacMan charm bracelet in this video. She uses various colors of polymer clay to make Mr.. and ms. PacMan and the little ghosts. The color she uses are red, blue, pink, orange, yellow and white and black for the eyes. She also says that you need ...more

How To : Oil a bicycle chain

This how-to video demonstrates the process of oiling a bike chain. A well-oiled chain will keep the bicycle running smoothly and prevent any possible breakage. Watch this video cycling tutorial and learn how to oil a bike chain.

How To : Fine tune the gears on your mountain bike

If your mountain bike chain keeps falling off, there may be numerous problems that are going on. In this next video tutorial, you'll find out one solution for making sure that your gears are fine tuned and that your chain won't keep falling off. It's not too hard to perform an ...more

How To : Install a front derailleur on a bike

If you've ever installed a rear derailleur, you know how hard that is. You probably also know how relatively easy it is to install a front derailleur. If you don't, watch this video. It explains how to quickly and easily install a front derailleur on your bike, keeping your ch ...more

How To : Open a Beer Bottle with a Chainsaw

Watch as this guy uses his chainsaw to open a beer bottle. This is a classic bartender's trick on how to crack open a beer with a heavy duty power tool- the chain saw! Get the crowd going with the brute force of a chainsaw bottle opener! Video: .

How To : Illuminate a stiff link chain on the trail

Does the chain on your bike skip? One common reason for this to happen is stiff link chains. This video features a professional mountain bike mechanic demonstrating how to illuminate, or make loose, stiff link chains if you get caught with them out on the trail. If you don't d ...more

How To : Prevent bike theft

Don’t play Russian roulette when it comes to your wheels. Keep your bike secure with these precautions. You Will Need * A bike * A fixed object, such as a bike rack * A U-shaped bike lock * A cable or chain lock * A personal identifier Step 1 Leave your bike in an open area w ...more

How To : Change a bike tire with a quick release wheel

In this tutorial, we learn how to change a bike tire with a quick release wheel. First, put your chain down and release your brake. Now, take your wheel off and then pull the tire off. Now, take the tube off by using the tire lever and pushing away from you. Don't hurt your fi ...more

How To : Adjust the front derailleur on a mountain bike

Unlike rear derailleurs, which are very complicated and come in at least two very different styles, front derailleurs are pretty standard across manufacturers. That means you only have to watch this one video to learn how to adjust them! It features a professional mountain bik ...more

How To : Adjust a rear derailleur

Use a 5mm Allen wrench and loosen the bolt holding the cable on the rear derailleur. Thread the shift cable through the cable stays and tighten it in the rear derailleur with as little slack as possible. Make sure that the adjustment screw on the shifter is in the mid point of ...more

How To : Keep your skirt clean while riding a bike

Your bike is your prized possession - it is your mode of transportation, your exercise and definitely your fashion statement. But, just because you love your bike, doesn't mean you want to destroy your outfit by riding it. Follow this tutorial and add a pretty mesh barrier to ...more

Repair your mountain bike : Rear derailer

This video shows you everything you need to know to repair your mountain bikes rear derailer. From dismantling, to putting it back together, position the chain, cutting the chain, releasing the cable, and giving your bike the love it needs. This is an extensive, yet easy to fo ...more

How To : Remove the rear wheel from your bike

Don't know how to take that rear wheel off of your bike? Is the chain making things difficult? Check out this instructional cycling video that demonstrates how to remove your rear wheel if you have to change your bike tire or fix a flat. This is a VERY BASIC and non-technical ...more

How To : Build a BMX bike

This is a 4 part video on how to fully install your BMX bike. This video shows how to install all parts of a BMX bike; forks, stem, headset, handlebars, seat, cranks, bearings, pedals, wheels, chain, and breaks. Once you've got your BMX bike assembled, you can go out there and ...more

How To : Install a P knuckle while overhauling a derailleur

The p knuckle of the rear derailleur is a small part that regulates the tension of the chain running over the derailleur. This video features a professional bike mechanic installing the p knuckle into a rear derailleur during an overhaul of the derailleur. This is an important ...more

How To : Adjust a rear low-normal derailleur

Most rear derailleurs are high-normal, which means that they default the chain to high gear. Shimano derailleurs, however, are low-normal, defaulting to the lowest gear on the bike. This video details how to adjust a low-normal derailleur into normal cable tension. This works ...more

How To : Set up Hayes Mag calipers on post mounts

Hayes mag calipers on a chain-stay mount are not the most common sort of brakes anymore for mountain bikes since they can't be put on a full-suspension bike, but they are great for those without. This video shows you how to set one up yourself and maintain it.

Lube No More : Chainless Bike Operates With Pulley System

The forefront of bike technology has delivered bikes without hubs, bikes as flexible as Gumby, and invisible steering. The latest to enter the field rethinks the bicycle chain. As in... who needs it? Schwinn Csepel Zrt. have designed the "Stringbike", a bicycle powered by ste ...more

How To : Change a bike tire with CO2

In this tutorial, we learn how to change a bike tire with CO2. First, you need to take the tire and wheel off of the bike. Then, release the air from the tire and then remove it from the wheel. After this, use a lever to remove the inner tube from the wheel as well. Replace th ...more

How To : Understand the parts of a mountain bike

In this video, we learn how to understand the parts of a mountain bike. First, grab your mountain bike and go to the front of it. The front starts with the handle bars, brake levers, shifter, cord, tire, rim, spokes, and brakes. In the back, there is: a crank, rig railer, fron ...more

Perform a backward wristlock : "Omote Gyaku"

In this video, we learn how to perform a backward wristlock: Omote Gyaku. This is a basic move that can be done in different variations. First, place your thumb on the back of their hand and turn the wrist around. After this, turn it sideways and turn it up and over. Doing thi ...more

How To : Make a Human Blockade Lockbox

I'll admit it, yes, I support protesting. It doesn't matter what my opinions are about any individual protest—overall, it is a human right and the only way to avoid tyranny. We can't deify Ghandi and demonize American protesters. That shows a silly shortsightedness that we can ...more

News : Thieves No More! If Gumby Were a Bicycle...

If only all bicycles were as twisty and malleable as Gumby- they'd be easier to lock up, and much easier to transport. Wait a sec. Perhaps there is a such a bike, after all. Not quite as magical as Gumby, but very cool, nonetheless. British designer, Kevin Scott, has come up ...more

How To : Install the chainring on a mountain bike

The chainring is without a doubt the most intimidating part of a bicycle. It looks like a ninja star from hell, and working with it can be difficult. This video features a professional mountain bike mechanic demonstrating how to install a chainring on your bike yourself. If yo ...more

How To : Change a mountain bike tire out on the trail

This video shows you how to quickly change a mountain bike tire out on the trail. Remove the wheel from the fork. The tools you need are a pump, mini tool, a patch kit, a lever, and a spare tube. Remove the valve nut. Position the lever under the bead of the tire and work it ...more

How To : Removal and install a rear motorcycle wheel

Save some money by learning how to change your bike's wheels. Here is a demonstration on how to remove the rear wheel on a motorcycle. The second part of this sequence shows you how to do a chain adjustment and reinstall your rear wheel. Happy riding! Part 1 of 2 - How to Remo ...more

How To : Bypass security wafers when lock picking

Ever wanted to learn how to pick a lock? Well, there's no better time than now to start learning the craft of so many locksmiths out there... lock picking. Just watch this video tutorial to see how to bypass security wafers when lock picking. Security wafers on locks prevent ...more

How To : Give Yourself Room to Think in Two Easy Steps

Yes it’s the 21st century and yes, everyone’s busy, everyone’s connected. Accept it. Move on. Be happy. DON’T BUY INTO THE HYPE—literally and figuratively. I’m here to tell you that YOU do not need all the ‘stuff’ that bogs you down or all the unnecessary information that doe ...more

How To : Disassemble a BMX bike

In this tutorial, we learn how to disassemble a BMX bike. First, remove the bolts around the handles. Set the handlebars aside, then remove the bottom tired from the front out of its place. Next, set your bearing aside with the bolts. After this, remove the wheel from the part ...more

How To : Put a chain on a Suzuki motorcycle

This motorcycle repair video shows you how to replace the chain on a motorcycle. The process is about the same for every motorcycle, but this particular video shows you how to put a chain on a Suzuki SV 650 bike. You will need to get someone to help you hold the rear brake if ...more

How To : Repair motorcycles

In this do-it-yourself motorcycle maintenance course on video, learn how to fix and repair your hog, so that you can ride cross country without having to stop in at a mechanic. The ultimate riding experience is characterized by freedom and independence: to be in charge of your ...more

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