Repair Bike Gear

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

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 : Make a bike repair stand

Learn how to make a bike repair stand with this video! Create the legs: 1. Two sets of 8 and 10 inch piece of steel pipe, a 90 degree angle, an end cap and a T pipe are the starting materials. About 0.5 inch diameter pipe is fine for the project. 2. Screw the 8 and 10 inch pip ...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 : Remove and repair the starter on a pocket bike

If you own a pocket bike and have no idea how to locate, let alone remove and repair a starter, this video might help. The starter is another essential part that any vehicle needs in order to actually work. In this video, you'll find out some helpful information on how to rem ...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 : 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 : 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 : 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

How To : Inflate Any Ball Without a Pump or Needle

What happens when you find your ball deflated and there's no pump or needle in sight? You could always cancel your plans of kicking around the soccer ball or starting that pickup football game in the park. Better yet, you could be terribly clever and find another way to get ai ...more

How To : Jump a mountain bike

This brief instructional video will help you learn to jump your mountain bike as well as add more skill and control to your mountain biking. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear any time you ride a bike and especially when you are learning a new and/or applying a n ...more

How To : Ride on roots, rocks, and water crossings

This brief instructional video will help you learn how to deal with tricky and slippery roots, rocks, and water crossings. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear any time you ride a bike and especially when you are learning a new skill. Ride on roots, rocks, and wate ...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 : Change your bike pedals with a pedal wrench

Even girls can repair their bikes! This video, by Girl Meets Bike, demonstates exactly how to change worn out pedals on your bicycle, using a pedal wrench. If your pedals are worn out or rusty, or you just want to upgrade to a different pedal style, check out this tutorial. Yo ...more

How To : Build a hipster 'fixie' track bike

The first part is the trailer for a fixie feature from track bike legionnaires, MASH SF. The second is a video by Bre Pettis. This instructional DIY video shows you how to build a single speed fixed-gear or 'fixie' bicycle. Using old parts, build a bicycle effective for flat ...more

How To : Pull a stoppie trick on a sport bike

Let's face it, stoppies on sport bikes are cool because they're basically a backwards wheelie, but what makes them work are three simple things. Body positioning; you have to rock your body forward. Brake modulation; the fancy way of squeezing the brakes of your motorcycle. Re ...more

How To : Do the bunny hop to manual trick on a bicycle

Check out this video tutorial on how to do the bunny hop to manual trick on a bicycle. Your BMX instructor will go through the basic steps of how to do the bunny hop to manual trick on a bike, along with a few cool out-takes for you to enjoy. Basically, the bike hope to manua ...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 : Change a bicycle tire

Bike got a flat? Fear not, this how-to video can save the day! If you're tire is always low on air no matter how often you pump in air, or if the tread is worn down, it might be time for a tire change. Watch this video bike repair tutorial and learn how to change a bicycle tire.

How To : Unpack a bike and put it together

Got a shiny new bicycle and trying to figure out how to build it? This how-to video offers some general tips for unpacking a bike and putting it back together piece by piece. Be careful not to hurt yourself, because lots of bike parts are very sharp. Watch this video bike repa ...more

How To : Bleed a hydraulic brake on a bicycle

Hydraulic brakes require occasional bleeding in order to get rid of all the air bubbles and keep the brakes working smoothly. This how-to video demonstrates the process of pumping out old oil and replacing it with new, while taking out as much air as possible. You will need a ...more

How To : Shorten a brake hose on a bicycle

This how-to video demonstrates the process of shortening a bike's brake hose or cable. You will need a driver, an 8mm spanner, brake fluid, a 4mm allen key, a small flat (chisel tip) screwdriver, long nose pliers, hose cutters, bleed pipe, tissue, and old pads or wood block to ...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 : 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 : Shift gears when riding a motorcycle

This motorcycle driving tutorial explains how to ride a motorcycle by showing you how to shift the gears of the bike. This video goes into detail about how gear shifting works on a bike and then reminds you not to overthink it in practice!

How To : Transition in a triathlon

Professional Triathlon, Jessi Stensland, shows tricks to making quick and smooth triathlon transitions. She takes you through racking of your bike, bike equipment checks, gear positioning, helmet and sunglasses placement, and shoe preparations to minimize the time needed to tr ...more

How To : Master steep terrain riding

This brief instructional video will help you master steep terrain. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear any time you ride a bike and especially when you are learning a new skill. Master steep terrain riding. Click through to watch this video on bicycling.com

How To : Ride a rock garden

This brief instructional video from will help you master rocky terrain. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear any time you ride a bike and especially when you are learning a new skill.

How To : Maintain your bicycle with the basics

Get your bike ready to ride for the summer! Learn how to check out your bike after winter storage in this free bicycle repair video from a bike shop consultant. Part 1 of 28 - How to Maintain your bicycle with the basics. Maintain your bicycle with the basics - Part 2 of 28. C ...more

How To : Ride your bike with your dog

If you've ever wanted to ride your bike with your dog, this tutorial with Zephyr Clarke-Dolberg will teach you just how. One of the first things to think about is to put your bike into a very easy gear, so your dog won't get too tired from this walk. Make sure to pay attention ...more

How To : Repair bicycles

In this bicycle repair how-to video series, learn how to repair your bicycle from expert David Lyell. David will show you how to repair front cantilever brakes, how to adjust bike U-brakes how to fix a loose headset on a bicycle, how to adjust the derailleurs on your bike. Par ...more

How To : Repair a bicycle tire

In this bicycle repair video series, learn how to repair a bicycle tire from bike expert Parker Ramspott. Parker will show you how to tell the difference between low tire pressure and a flat tire on your bicycle, how to check bicycle tire pressure, and how to use a presta valv ...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 : Transition from bike to run faster

Now that you've mastered the T1, learn how to shave seconds off your T2 time. Check out this triathlon tutorial video that demonstrates how to expedite your transitions from bike to run. Just follow the following tips: stand at end of race to stretch hip flexors and flex calve ...more

How To : Ride a motorcycle safely with a passenger

In this tutorial, we learn how to ride a motorcycle safely with a passenger. First give your passenger gear for themselves, then have them sit behind you on the bike. Make sure they hold onto you while you are driving, and you take turns more slowly at first. Turn the sides ge ...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 : 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 : Descend on your mountain bike with Greg Minnaar

Let World Champion and Bikeskills instructor, Greg Minnaar help you become a better, safer descender on your mountain bike by watching this video tutorial on mountain biking. Always wear appropriate cycling safety gear when riding, especially when learning or applying a new sk ...more

How To : Change a mountain bike tire

In this video, we learn how to change a mountain bike tire. Start by shifting the rear cassette to the smallest gear. Then, remove quick release and remove the wheel. After this, remove the tire with tire levers or strong fingers, then check inside the tire rim for foreign obj ...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 gears on a bicycle

This how-to video demonstrates the process of switching gears on a bicycle. Depending on the number of chains and hubs, your bike will have a varying number of gears. You should be aware of the terrain and make sure you are in the appropriate gear. Don't change gears under pow ...more

How To : Adjust a front derailleur on a mountain bike

The video is about adjusting the front derailleur of a performance bike. To adjust the front derailleur you have to first adjust the rear derailleur to the smallest gear. To adjust the front derailleur shift the gear to the largest. If it does not slip into largest gear then a ...more

How To : Repair a dent in a car with a stud nail gun

In order to repair a dent in a car with a stud nail gun, you will need the following: a stud nail gun, pliers, a grinder, protective gear, and a body hammer. First, you need to remove the paint. Use 100-grit with your grinder to remove the paint. Do not remove any metal. Grin ...more

How To : Lift a dropped motorcycle

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to lift a dropped motorcycle. Begin by turning off the motorcycle engine. Make sure that you don't have any health issues including a bad back or knee. Check the motorcycle to see if there are any leaking fluids. Make sure the bike is ...more

How To : Adjust a rear derailleur on a mountain bike

In this tutorial, we learn how to adjust a rear derailleur on a mountain bike. First, get on the bike and start to ride it like normal, except have it mounted into one place. Then, shift the front derailleur into middle gear and the rear derailleur to the smallest gear. After ...more

How To : Skid to stop on a fixed gear bicycle

So, you've got a brand new fixed gear bicycle and you're having a great time riding it, until you try to stop. Fixies don't have brakes, so you need to know how to control your bike and skid to a stop. Check out this video to learn how.

How To : Teach your kid to ride a bike

Make sure the bike is properly fit to the child. She should just be able to stand over the top bar of the frame without touching. Install training wheels on the bike. Have the child wear a helmet. When first starting, knee and elbow pads, as well as gloves, are a good idea. ...more

How To : Maintain and repair a motorcycle

In this do-it-yourself motorcycle maintenance course on video, learn how to properly repair and maintain your bike, 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. Imagine ...more

How To : Setup a DH mountain bike for racing

In this downhill racing video series, learn how to prepare for downhill cycling from DH expert Mickey Denoncourt. Mickey will show you how to adjust mountain bikes for downhill racing, how to position handlebars, how to adjust seat height and angle for DH racing, how to adjust ...more

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