Road Bike Chain

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 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 a moped tire

Zach Levenburg of 1977 Mopeds in San Francisco shows us how to fix a flat on the rear wheel of a moped. * First, remove the rear brake cable with a wrench, and loosen the axle nuts using one wrench on each side. * Flip the chain tensioner out of the way, and push the wheel sl ...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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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

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

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 : 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

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