Squeak, squeak, squeak… SQUEAK! How annoying. Squeaky brakes on your bicycle. An idyllic bike ride can quickly be ruined by those squeaky bike brakes. Here’s a checklist of common squeaky brake culprits and how to fix them. You Will Need * Clean rags * An oil-free cleaner * A ...more
Squeaky Bicycle Brake
If you're racing for time or taking a leisurely ride by the beach there's little that's more annoying than a squeaking sound every rotation of a wheel. Don't let a squeaky break ruin your biking fun when those brakes can be as good as new in no time. An idyllic bike ride can ...more
Stuart Dennison demonstrates how to change a bicycle brake cable and you will need a set of allen keys and a brake cable. To check, you should pull firmly on the break lever and make sure the outer casing is positioned correctly. Change a bicycle brake cable. Click through to ...more
Worn brake pads can be dangerous, and lead to accidents. It only takes a few minutes to replace a set of brake pads on a bike, and it is very easy to do.
This how-to video demonstrates the proper procedure for coming to a stop on a bicycle. The rear and front brakes have different degrees of effectiveness, with the front being more powerful. Be sure to keep your weight back to keep yourself from going over. Be careful of skiddi ...more
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
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
Eventually when you get a couple of thousand miles on your bike, you'll find that you'll need to replace your brake pads. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to replace your brake pads on your bicycle. Most brake pads have grooves cut into them, this allows y ...more
How To : This DIY Arduino Bicycle Safety System Includes Turn Signals, Brake Lights, Strobe, and More!
As dedicated bicyclists are well aware, riding can be very dangerous. Now that daylights savings time has ended in the United States, darkness appears quicker, and the night is especially dangerous for cyclists because of the low visibility that drivers have. Not only is darkn ...more
Stuart Dennison demonstrates how you can replace brake blocks for your bicycle and do not let them wear down because the metal will scrape the rims. You will need a screwdriver, set of allen keys, and a new set of brake blocks. Replace brake blocks. Click through to watch this ...more
The guys at Poor Man Mods show you how to clean an air filter with a can of brake parts cleaner. Instead of buying cleaning kits that cost $15 and can damage your mass airflow sensor with the oil they contain, a can of brake parts cleaner does the job awesome and brakes down a ...more
If you hear clicking noises or rattles in your headset when you brake, hit bumps, or steer, you may need to tighten your bike's headset. It only takes a minute or two, and will get rid of the annoying clicks.
If you're interested in wrapping your bicycle's handlebars with tape, you'll need to check out this tutorial. If you think that wrapping it with just electrical tape is all you need to do, you'll find out that you're wrong. Before attempting to do this, make sure you've remov ...more
Watch this video tutorial to learn how to use hand signals on a bicycle. Bicycles don't come with turn signals and brake lights. Fortunately, there's already a universal language for indicating turns and stops on a bike. You Will Need * Helmet * Left arm * Bike Step 1. Prep ...more
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
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
Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to wrap your bicycle handlebars. The direction you take in rolling the tape is extremely important. You'll want to start on the bottom of the drop, work your way up around the brake shift lever, and all the way to the top. ...more
Safety is important. If you are going to be riding a bike at night, make sure you are wearing light colored clothing and that you have lights. Lights help cars and other cyclists see you in the dark so you stay safe. You Will Need • LED bike light • A bicycle Step 1: Instal ...more
The following video is the result of months of viewer requests to create a single-shot airsoft rifle. The design I decided to film the video around ended up being quite durable, and very capable of being loaded with single pellets, or multiple pellets to operate as a shotgun. ...more
Dat Nguyen from Epic Ride BMX and Skate Shop in Westminster, California demonstrates how to properly install 990 brakes on a BMX bike. He also give good tips on keeping your brakes working good after you've installed them. Check out this helpful video tutorial to see how to in ...more
This video teaches you how to adjust brakes on a bicycle.
Keeping your bike in shape is the only thing that could help keep you in shape. Once its done, you have to pay tons of money to get it fixed, and in the meantime, you're off your bicycle, sitting on your couch, eating potato chips. To avoid this problem, a little bicycle maint ...more
It's time to address brakes in this next tutorial. In this video, you'll find out how to adjust cantilever style brakes. For this tutorial, you'll need a 5mm allen key, a 10 mm open-end wrench, a strip of sandpaper, and an optional cable puller. It's an easy project to tackle ...more
For the hardcore bicycle enthusiast, repairing your own bike is a fact of life. It only gets more challenging the more advanced and elaborate your bike is. This video will teach you how to adjust your manually pulled Shimano disk brakes for better performance. And for preventi ...more
Many things cause a bike tire to deflate. Glass, sharp rocks, tacks, and nails can pierce the tire and puncture the tube within. A tube can be pinched between the rim and tire causing the tube to split when inflated. If a tire has a hole in it, the tube, which is filled with a ...more
In this tutorial, learn step by step how to assemble and tune your front and rear handbrakes. This video, hosted by Pete, will walk you through the process of assembling your brakes so you stay safe on the road. This how-to will work for beach cruisers, mountain bike and BMX b ...more
Maintaining your bicycle's brakes is essential in ensuring a safe ride when cycling. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to maintain and fix bike brakes. Fix bike brakes - Part 1 of 2. Click through to watch this video on howto.tv Fix bike brakes - Part 2 of 2. Click throug ...more
This step by step guide will show you how to test, service, and if necessary replace the brakes on your bicycle.
In this video from Intown Bicycles, demonstrates how to easily remove and to reinstall a rear bicycle wheel from a bicycle equipped with a quick release axle. There are three different common types of bicycle braking systems, and you will learn first how to disengage each of t ...more
This how-to video demonstrates the safe way to go through corners or make turns on a bicycle. Start braking before making the turn, so as not to lose control of the bicycle, and speed up when going through. Watch this video cycling tutorial and learn how to ride through corner ...more
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
The team from BikeSkills show you the set up and technique you need to get the most out of your trail time. One of the important things is setting up your bars to allow for single finger braking. Dial in your ride. Click through to watch this video on bicycling.com
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.
Cleaning and overhauling each bike company's pedals is different. This video focuses on how to overhaul, clean, and and replace the bearing on Crank Bros bicycle brakes. It features step-by-step instructions and a demonstration, allowing you to spend less money having your bik ...more
Bill D., the tech lead at all3sports.com takes us through the steps involved in unpacking and assembling a brand new bicycle. The first he says is to set up or insert the seat post. He recommends using a work stand if you have one at home. He says not to unpack everything at t ...more
This how-to video offers some steps for coming to a safe stop and a quick start on a bicycle. Coming into the stop, lift the foot off the bike pedal early so you have a chance to get the foot on the ground before stopping. Use the brakes while in the stop position. Reset the p ...more
For the low cost of a bag of zip ties, you can easily survive any Snowpocalypses this winter by blizzard-proofing your bicycle tires. Says the MacGyver behind the ingenious hack, Fritz Rice of the Dutch Bike Co.: "It's quick, it's cheap, and yes, it looks completely ludicrous ...more
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
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
Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to bunny hop with your bicycle onto any obstacle. To perform this trick, you'll want to crack to the gears one or two rotations to gain sufficient speed. Then, shift your weight backwards until your front wheel is in a high ...more
In this how-to video, you will learn how to change a 700Cx38 bicycle tire with baby powder. You need a tire tool, a new tube, new tire, baby powder, a bag, and a bicycle that needs a tire change. Run the tire tool around the rim to remove the tire Remove the old tube from the ...more
Have a flat tire on your bicycle? No problem... let High Altitude 2U help you out with their video tutorial. The best way to fix a flat is to avoid them, But how do you avoid flats? Keep your tires properly inflated. A bicycle tire should be pumped up to 40 - 60 psi. Put it ...more
Scenario: it's late at night, the roads are completely empty and you are stuck at the longest light ever. Solution: don't run a red- change it to green yourself. Avoid a ticket, save yourself some time (and perhaps a little gas). Many of you may have already seen Kipkay's ins ...more
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
In this video series, our expert will demonstrate how to set up and adjust a cyclocross bike. You will learn expert tips on cyclocross racing while also getting easy to follow instructions how to best adjust your cyclocross bicycle. Our expert will demonstrate how to set up an ...more
Winter is already here, and when Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, he tends to nip on your wallet, too. That's right—between holiday parties, gift-giving, heating bills, and all the required snow and wet-weather gear you need, the winter months can get pretty expensive. So ...more