How to Cycle on a Road Bike

How To : Ride a road bike sportively

This great series of videos teaches you how to handle different terrain while riding your cycle. It gives different techniques and tips to really master your cycling skills. Part 1 of 5 - How to Ride a road bike sportively. Part 2 of 5 - How to Ride a road bike sportively. P ...more

How To : Fit a road bike

In this tutorial, we learn how to fit a road bike. This can be complicated, but it's vital for your cycling experience. First, you want to make sure you are comfortable no matter what. Pedal on the bike in the store to make sure you are comfortable on it. Now, you need to adju ...more

How To : Understand the parts of a road bike

Jim, from The Bike Tube, describes the parts of a bike so that you understand the parts of a road bike. He starts at the back of the bike and goes through every part of the bike so that you know the names of these parts and where they are located on the bike. Learning the part ...more

How To : Change your road bike tire

This video demonstrates how to change a road bike tire. First you would shift rear cassette to smallest gear and then you would open brake calipers or if you have the v-brakes. Then remove the quick release and then remove the wheel. Afterwards remove the tire with the tire le ...more

How To : Change a road bike tire

This how-to video demonstrates how to change the tire of a road bike. First of all, the old tube must be removed with the help of some tire levers. The new tube that will fit the rim must be inflated at an optimal 5 psi. The tube will then be mounted on the rim starting with t ...more

How To : Change a road bike tire during a trip

Jill and Bizzy show you how to fix a flat out on the road. You are lucky if you have a quick release for your back tire. Otherwise it can take a while to get the back inner tube off to either patch the flat or replace the inner tube. This is a great comprehensive video on quic ...more

How To : Shift the gears on a road bike

The gears on your bike are crucial tools for allowing you to traverse multiple different types of inclines on the same ride. They allow you to make your pedals easier or harder to push, maximizing power and speed throughout your ride. This video will explain how the gears work ...more

How To : Build a rear road bike wheel

Building your own bike can be an exhilarating and fun experience for anyone, even the most novice of craftsmen. With this tutorial you can learn to start building the rear wheel of a bicycle. He shows you websites to help you calculate exactly how long your spokes need to be f ...more

How To : Maintain your road bike

n this video series, let Mickey Denoncourt show you how to take care of road bikes. He shows you the important differences between a road bike and other bicycles. Mickey illustrates gear constructions of road bikes, and he offers advice for repairing and shifting these gears. ...more

How To : Ride a bike safely on the road

Over a half-million cyclists end up in emergency rooms each year. Lower that number by following some rules on how to stay safe while biking on the road. Learn how to ride a bike safely on the road. You will need a bike with working brakes, a helmet, a pair of bike gloves, sun ...more

How To : Change a bike tire out on the road or the trail

Fixing a flat bicycle tire is a skill every cyclist should know. This video tutorial shows how to fix a flat tire on a mountain or road bike using a patch. The best way to avoid a flat is to keep your tires properly inflated between 40-60 psi. However, in the event of an accid ...more

How To : Learn the basics of a triathlon bike

What makes a triathlon bike a triathlon bike? Check out this instructional cycling video that teaches you about angles, seating, position, aerobars, and the importance of a proper bike fit. In summary from the video, a triathlon bike has a steeper angle for the seat-tube which ...more

News : DIY Contortionist-Cycle

Finally, a well designed solution to studio-style living. The Contortionist bicycle. London-native Dominic Hargreaves, unhappy with the available options, designed this folding bike himself (true DIY spirit). “I couldn’t find a folding bicycle I liked. I wanted something tha ...more

How To : Hot wax skis in under 15 minutes

This is a tutorial on quick waxing your skis. Remove grip wax with putty knife. Go down both edges of the tracking groove. The classic wax demo performed by Ihor from Olympia Cycle & Ski on St. Mary's Road Winnipeg. You can do the putty knife technique on any skis. Don't put t ...more

How To : Bypass the kickstand safety switch on a motorcycle

In this tutorial, we learn how to bypass the kickstand safety switch on a motorcycle. If you have broke your kickstand switch, you can easily bypass it while you are on the road so you can set your bike. All you need to do this is a piece of electric tape. If you don't have th ...more

How To : Do the manual trick on a bicycle

Check out this video tutorial on how to do the manual trick on a bicycle. Watch your instructor go through the basic steps and things to look out for in the manual trick on a bike. What is a manual bicycle trick? Basically it's just riding your cycle on the back wheel, with t ...more

How To : Change a bike tire step by step

A step by step video tutorial that shows you how to change the tire from a Triathalon or road bike! Don't get stuck with a flat tire in the middle of nowhere! Gear West Bike and Triathalon show you how to: shift into the smallest gear, release the brake, open up the quick rele ...more

How To : Change a bike tire

You’re on the side of the road with a bike tire flat. What is there to do but to impress your friends with the ability to change a tire with no tools? Learn how to change your bicycle tire. ou Will Need * Safe area * Tube * Tire levers * Safe area * Tube * Tire levers

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 : Ride a motorcycle for the first time

This motorcycle tutorial will help you familiarize yourself with a beginner bike and show you how to ride the bike for the first time. You will learn the basic handle bar controls first, then take the bike to the road and learn how to apply the different controls. A great less ...more

How To : Fix a flat bike tire without tools

Simple instructions for doing a simple bike repair when you are on the road and don't have your tools. This vide shows how to take the tire off your bike rim without using tire levers. Our host demonstrates on a completely flat tire, and shows us how to leverage off the beads ...more

How To : Choose a bike

Whether you're a pro or someone just taking off the training wheels, buying a bicycle can be difficult. There are plenty of choices and different kinds of bikes for different conditions. Knowing which bike to choose could be daunting. Taking the time to select the right bike e ...more

News : Could This POSSIBLY Be Street Legal?

Don't get too excited. The answer? It's not. However, this James Bond inspired road rage mod is still prettttty awesome. Colin Furze's scooter can shoot up to 15 foot flames. Furze, a plumber, built it because he was sick of other drivers cutting him off. Via Daily Mail, "Co ...more

How To : Repair a bike tire

The video starts out by showing how a bike rack is helpful in repairing your flat tire. Next it takes you through all of the steps, along with tips and instructions on what you need to do. don't forget to heed the "notes‚" throughout as they are important tips to enable you su ...more

How To : Improve your bike's night visibility

In some places, it's illegal to ride your bike at night without lights or reflectors, so if you plan on going for a joyride on your street bike, then you need to be prepared to share the road with vehicles and be seen. Appropriate gear and lighting are essential for safety whe ...more

How To : Convert the head on a bicycle tire pump

This video tutorial shows how to use change the head on a bicycle tire pump to adapt to the size of the tire. As mini, road, and mountain bikes have different tire sizes which require different sized nozzles, many bike pumps come with adaptors for multi-tasking. Watch this ins ...more

News : The Old Wiley Coyote Switcheroo

This prank seems kinda road runner/ wiley coyote-ish. You get someone to ride a bike or motorcycle perhaps during night-time, possibly in a race. But you get a huge ass painting of what looks like the road and its surroundings so when they're traveling top speed they'll cras ...more

News : Bicycle of Death (Yes, That's a Flamethrower)

The BOND Bike (Built Of Notorious Deterrents) is a force to be reckoned with. Equipped with a flamethrower, caterpillar track, ejector seat and ski blade, the one of a kind bicycle was designed by a UK bike insurer as an advertising schtick to address the most common complaint ...more

How To : Figure out the right type of bike for you

This video discusses how to find the right type of bike for you. There are four different types of bikes: road racing, multisport, comfort sport and flat bar road bikes. Road racing bikes typically have lighter weight frames. They have steeper angles for more aerodynamic posit ...more

How To : Install a tubeless road tire on a bicycle

Want a tubed tire alternative for you bike? The answer is simple… tubeless tires. In this video from Excel Sports Boulder, you'll see exactly how to install a tubeless road tire on a bicycle. James Kruse will talk you through the installation as he installs a new tubeless tir ...more

How To : Practice motorcycle safety

Motorcycle fatalities are on the rise. Make sure you're doing all you can to protect yourself. Practice good motorcycle safety. You Will Need * A license * A helmet * Protective clothing * Extreme caution * Reflective tape and stickers * A license * A helmet * Protective clot ...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 : True your bicycle wheels

Whenever you're out cycling, you may hit a pothole or some obstruction and bend your rim or take your wheel out of true. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to true your bike wheels. By adjusting the spokes, you'll be able to bring your wheels back to true an ...more

News : Simply Ingenious Snow Plow Hack

Tricycle + simple plow blade = true yankee ingenuity. (Who needs a pricey snow plow vehicle?) Craig Smith recently submitted his custom contraption to MAKE: "The custom 3-wheel bike with sidecar was made years ago, a replica of a bike my childhood friend had. Last winter I a ...more

How To : Do a pre-ride bike check

This video teaches you how to do a check of your bike before you go on a ride, especially if you haven't ridden in a while. Before each ride, check the tire pressure with a tire gauge. Pump it up if it is low, and release pressure if it is too high. Also check the tires' condi ...more

How To : Draw a Harley-Davidson Road Glide

In this video, we learn how to draw a Harley Davidson Road Glide. Start off by drawing the body of the motorcycle as a rough outline. After this, start to fill in the different areas by making large sections of the bike 3-D. Draw in the wheels and the back of the bike, as well ...more

News : Who Needs Spokes? I'd Take a Hubless Bicycle

The Gumby bike. The invisible steering bike. The spokeless bike. All kinda bizarre. All kinda awesome. Designed by Luke Douglas as an entry for the James Dyson Awards, the Lunartic Cycle boasts a toothed belt drive and hubless rear wheel. I want one. Previously, The Invisible- ...more

How To : Pass a California motorcycle skills test

Safe motorcycle riding requires knowledge and skill. Testing two-wheel vehicle operators is the best measurement of the skills necessary to operate safely in traffic because people often overestimate their own abilities. To obtain your license, you must pass a knowledge test a ...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

How To : Fix bicycles

It can be said that bicycles hold a certain excitement as simple machines that we can use to move our bodies faster than usually possible, pumping and pushing in sync with the gears and pedals. Yet sometimes things go awry, parts break down, tires fail, chains come off of gear ...more

News : i have always wanted to do this

i was just randomly thinking about this one day. while i sat here on the couch i looked over at the door, in noticed that the hallway from the door leads directly to where i was sitting and the road is streight to the door. and then i t hit me, how pissed would my roomate be ...more

Waze 101 : How to Get Motorcycle-Friendly Navigation Routes

With the raw, visceral feeling of zooming around on the open road, it's easy to get carried away when you're out for a ride on your chopper or super bike. This increases your chances of getting lost, plus routes can differ slightly for motorcyclists and cagers, unbeknownst to ...more

How To : Make a manly pair of bike pants for urban cycling

Sure, there's lots of bicycling clothing out there, but most of it doesn't work too well for everyday wear, leaving you a bit out of place when you've reached your destination. You know what we're talking about, guys: those too tight, super contouring bike pants that facilitat ...more

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