Tag Archives: bicycle repair

Happy MALentine’s Day

So, Valentine weekend has now come to an end. Valentine’s Day was this past Thursday. Some of you may have chosen to make a long weekend out of it. You…

Knowing your mechanical limits

I consider myself pretty mechanically inclined. Whether it’s wrenching on my own bikes, cars or even assembling furniture we bought at Ikea, I can do it without any hesitation. However,…

How to Fix a Creaking Bottom Bracket

From time to time my bikes will eventually start creaking. Usually it comes from the bottom bracket (BB). So with that said I decided to create this “How To” with…

PVC Pipe as a Crown Race Setter

I took a note from our very own Jack “Ghost Rider” Sweeney’s article about home made tools. But rather than following his steps whole heartedly, I kinda ghetto-fied it and…

Thursday Tech Tip: Adjusting Avid BB5 Disc Brakes

Here’s a simple How To….Adjusting your Avid BB5 Disc Brake Caliper. Bookmark It Hide Sites

Are you working on your own bike yet? Or are you still paying someone to do it for you?

Ok this letter is directed to some of you people that are STILL taking your bikes to you the LBS. Sure there’s valid reasons why you need to take a…

How to Service a Freewheel

A while back Moe and I were talking about the freewheel on his Single Speed 29er. He mentioned that he was getting some dirt and grit in there and wanted…

Thursday Tech Tip:Installing Mechanical Disc Brakes

Priscilla was running some nice Avid Vbrakes on her bike. She wanted to give disc brakes a try so I installed a set of Avid BB5′s on her bike. This…

Thursday Tech Tip: How to true your wheel while its still on your bike

This is a great tip that Gerard of Jax Bicycles showed me. This tip uses a bike that has v-brakes, so for all you disc brake guys, sorry! But its…

Thursday Tech Tip: How to Remove A Crank Arm…or two

This week’s Thursday Tech Tip was proudly presented by Jeremy Yang. He needed some help with the Redline Mono9′s crank arms. So rather than giving the boy the fish, I…