Category: Techniques

Winter Bike Maintenance

Your Guide To Winter Bike Maintenance

Winter is one of the best seasons to relax, you can actually hang back and rest, but it can also be an amazing time to do some cycling. With that being said, winter conditions can also be very harsh for your bike, they can harm your bike’s components in no time, you just have to

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How To Assemble Bike

How To Assemble A Bike – Bike Tips and Tricks

Over the last couple of years, there has been a surge in the demand for bikes, people have been either getting a bike furiously or trying to get one. The pandemic paved the way for this ridiculously large demand, it was almost unreal. People started ditching their cars and public transport to save costs and

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Women vs Men Bike

Women vs Men Bikes: What’s The Difference?

There was once a time when getting a new bike was easy whether it was for men or women, there were even gender-specific designs although they were not that great. Sometimes the women’s bikes were also downgraded in terms of performance but thankfully those days are now over. Women’s bikes are on the same par

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Install New Bike Tires

How To Install New Bike Tires? Tips and Tricks

Anyone who has even been on a bicycle is well aware of the fact that once in their life, they will have to change their bike tires for the first time. No matter if they are new to it or they are already a pro, changing tires can be hectic if not done right. Even

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Inflate Tubeless Tires

How To Inflate Tubeless Tires — Bike Tips and Tricks

May it be tube tires or tubeless tires, the performance that users will experience is still going to be great. Many cyclists can’t even tell the performance-based differences between the two types of tires, the only time they see a difference is when one of them gets a flat or becomes unusable somehow.  That brings

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How To Remove Grease From Clothes

How To Remove Bicycle Grease From Clothes

When you own a bike, taking care of it and maintaining it becomes a daily habit. Although we run from it at the start, eventually we come to love the process, no matter how time-taking or complex it becomes. Cleaning your bike and being tidy while doing it are two impossible scenarios, and you are

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Cycling For Perfect Butt

Science of Cycling: How Cycling Makes Your Butt Look Good

Let’s admit it, we have seen pictures of those perfect-shaped cyclists with Olympian bodies in magazines. After seeing them, there is this one question that always persists- Does Cycling Makes My Ass Look Good? The answer to that question is both yes and no! Cycling helps you burn fat, and you will burn fat in

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Does Cycling Burn Belly Fat

Does Cycling Burn Belly Fat?

Fitness is not an easy thing to pursue, even if you are super careful, there are a lot of bumps that you can hit and get unhealthy, adding fat to your body is so easy these days. Assigning an activity that brings various health benefits and also a good amount of leisure is necessary these

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How To Install Caliper Brakes

How To Install Caliper Brakes On Bike

From time to time, you have to make certain modifications to your bike, some components you take out and some you add. One of the main things that you have to look out for is the braking system in your bike. Bicycle brakes play a very important part in the overall performance of your bike,

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How To Reinstall Bikes Chain

How To Reinstall Bikes Chain – Bike Tips and Tricks

Having a bike is not just about riding, it is also about maintenance, without proper care, even the highest-quality bikes will not last long. When we talk about the bike’s construction, there is no unimportant part, but after the tires, the main thing that you have to look after is the bike’s chain. A bike’s

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How To Ship A Bike

How To Ship A Bike? Bike Tips and Tricks

The world finally seems to be getting back to normal, which means that life can be enjoyed again. Maybe it is high time for that vacation that you planned? Any kind of vacation will definitely be incomplete without your own bike, so you will need it with you, wherever you go! So that we know

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Squeaky Bike Brakes

Do Your Bike Brakes Squeak? Here’s How You Fix Them!

You’re riding your bike; you’re at your highest cadence; you’re having fun. At that moment, you pressed them to ride a bit slower on a certain turn or a roadblock, and SQUEAK – that’s what you hear! How would you feel? It’s very annoying when your bicycle brakes squeak, not only because of the sound,

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How To Build Your Own Bmx Bike

How To Build Your Own BMX Bike From Scratch- Complete Guide

When it comes to the bike industry, manufacturers cannot meet every single demand and trend out there, and that leaves a lot of people heartbroken. People have different demands when it comes to bikes, some want a different type of braking mechanism and some want a more comfortable saddle, most of the time keeping up

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How To Put Front Brakes On A Bike

How To Put Front Brakes On A Bike – Bike Tips

Bike Riders are like artists, the road is their canvas, with the riding skills they paint the canvas with gorgeous vistas but this is not done without some dangers. Do you know that there are some professional riders that use their bikes without front brakes? That’s crazy now isn’t it, although it is not legal

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Cycling Work Abs

Does Biking Work Your Abs?

Pedaling a bike is a popular exercise and health maintenance activity.  Bike riding is a convenient way to get around, but exactly how much effort are you really putting into your abs?  Performing aerobic exercises will raise your heart rate and keep it elevated for a while and your abdominal muscles will benefit from this.

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Fixed Gear Calculator

Fixed Gear Calculator: Bike Gear Calculator

  What Is A Fixed Gear Calculator? IceBike’s Fixed Gear Calculator will help you find the perfect chainring and cog combinations. Modern bikes come installed with multiple gears and that is why there will be many gear ratios, as we have mentioned on our calculator. Using these types of bike calculators is very easy, all

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Cycling Bigger Legs

Will Cycling Make Your Legs Bigger?

Have you ever seen a cyclist’s legs? Well, they look bigger than usual, isn’t it? The extreme buildup of bodily mass and those cuts around the quadriceps and hamstrings give a very different look to the legs. But, are they bigger or well-toned? As a cyclist, you need to build extreme leg strength to push

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Prevent Injury While Cycling

How Can You Prevent Injury While Cycling?

Cycling is an excellent way to increase strength, endurance, and cardiovascular health. However, most beginner cyclists are prone to getting injured. Although certain injuries are unavoidable, there are things a cyclist can do to reduce the chances of getting injured from ailments like back pain. Here are some of the most common injuries and what

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Bike Gear Ratio Calculator

Bike Gear Ratio Calculator and Charts

Our bike gear calculator will assist you in selecting chainrings and cogs. Many modern bicycles have a variety of gears, so there are many possible bike gear ratios to consider. Choose the range of interest and see which combination is ideal for your cycling habits and circumstances. As a consequence, you will receive tables in

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Change Mountain Bike Handlebar Grips

How To Change Mountain Bike Handlebar Grips

Mountain Biking is amazing, there are thrills, there are fun moments, overall it is just exhilarating. From the perfect mountain bike to the accessories, your choice will matter so you have to be careful with that. It does not actually matter if you use road bikes or mountain bikes, you will spend a lot of

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Bonking On A Bike Ride

Bonking on The Bike- Explaining Different Cycling Limiters

Cycling is an art, it is both beautiful and mysterious at the same time. While most cyclists may know everything about their bodies and capabilities, there are some things that are yet to be pondered upon, such as the Cycling Limiters. When cyclists start slowing down on the road, what is the main reason behind

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Bike Chain Length

How To Determine Bike Chain Length

When it comes to bikes, chains are the main driving force and for that, they see a lot of wear and tear, probably a lot more than any other bike component. A bike’s chain over time and cycling conditions start degrading, you will actually see that the rollers and rivets wear out and as a

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Cycling Knee Pain

What is Anterior Knee Pain? Cycling Pain Explained!

You might have heard about this a lot, but what exactly is Anterior Knee Pain (Cycling)? This is the pain that cyclists feel at the front of their knee joint, and if untreated, it becomes excruciating aching pain.  This knee pain is very common amongst cyclists, and most of the time the problem is not

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Bike Anatomy

Bike Parts Explained: Beginner’s Guide On Bike Anatomy

In order to know the full extent of something, we should know the full layout of that thing, inside and outside. This concept can be well-applied to our bodies and it definitely applies to bicycles. We have studied the human body, the skeleton is fully known, the muscles and different parts of the body known,

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When To Replace Bike Tires

How Long Do Bike Tires Last

There is a common notion, “Nothing Lasts Forever” that is true. The good things in life don’t come that easy and when they finally come, they don’t last forever. From the bikes to the bicycle tires, they are going to wear out quickly, and then you would have to repair/replace them. The feeling of riding

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How To Ride A Bike Adult Version

How To Ride A Bike As An Adult

There are many of us that did not get to learn how to ride a bike when we were kids but that does not mean that we cannot get a second chance at that as adults. You would be surprised that are many adults that did not learn this necessary skill, and it is never

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Wheel Truing

How To True A Bike Wheel

Bicycles give you amazing adventures, countless memories, but sometimes maintaining them and keeping them in the best shape possible is a real piece of work. Truing wheels is a delicate process that you have to master, you have to follow some steps and in the end, taking the bike to a professional mechanic is recommended.

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How To Shift Bike Gears

How To Use And Shift Bike Gears

Bike gears are there to help you out, they make sure that you reach the full potential of your muscle power. When you shift gears, you choose the level of power you have to exert for a pedal stroke, start from the easier gear and then work from there. Once you start trying these things

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Best Bikes For Exercise

Best Bikes For Exercise (Updated Review 2022)

One of the hardest things to do in life is staying in top shape, and you could be 50 but still look 30, everyone wants that (Even if they have to ride a stationary bike for it). Some people even love having shortcuts for that goal, some go to the gym while others use the

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Remove Rust From Bike

How to Remove Rust From Bike – Bike Maintenance Tips

Being a bike owner is not easy, the trouble starts from choosing the perfect bike, then buying it, and then finally maintaining it. We get it, bikes are valued possessions but over time they will show signs of wear and tear, this is something that no one can ignore. No matter how perfect the condition

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Best Bike Tubes Review

10 Best Bike Tubes Review in 2021

Talking about bike tubes isn’t that exciting but when it comes to bike enthusiasts or you get too many flat tires then this is going to be a really interesting topic. It does not matter if you have a road bike, mountain bike, or even a beach cruiser, you should have a stock of bike

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Best Bike Chain Degreaser

Best Bike Chain Degreaser- Updated Guide 2022

Your bike’s chain is the main memoir of all those amazing adventures you had, and in order to get the best from your bike, you need to keep it healthy and clean. Bike Chain Degreasers are your bike’s best friend and they should be yours too! Bikes need to be in the top shape and

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Gear Ratio Calculator

Gear Ratio Calculator

The calculations below are approximate for 700c & 27 Inch wheels. To calculate the exact gearing, divide the number of chainring teeth by the number of sprocket teeth and multiply the answer by the actual rolling diameter of the tyred wheel. (Divide actual rolling circumference by 3.142 to calculate rolling diameter)

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Step Through vs. Step Over Bikes

Step Through vs. Step Over Bikes – Which One is Better?

The design of a bike is very crucial, it is not just for physical appearances but also for performance. These designs have gone through quite an evolution as the first design dates back to the early 1800s when bikes weren’t used for transportation and they were also made out of wood. Over the last 2

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Road Bike Sizing And Fitting

Why You Need to Worry About Road Bike Sizing and Fitting

Having the knowledge of bike sizing can be quite helpful in selecting the right bike for your pleasurable and comfortable ride. If the right size is chosen, the bike can run faster and will be easier to handle. Categories and sizes Road bikes’ frames could be made from aluminium, steel, carbon fiber and titanium. The

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Measure A Bike Frame

How to Measure a Bike Frame and Determine Your Bike Size

Bike fitting and sizing is something we have all had trouble with. Even the best fitters in the world who work with all the best triathletes and professional racers at one time did not know their saddle was too high or their frame too small. Now they use laser levels and special electronics to determine

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Best Bike Brands

30 Best Bike Brands for 2021

Cycling is popular all over the world and is regarded as one of the best outdoor activities. As a highly valued hobby, it is only natural to seek out the most convenient bike for your needs. When shopping for a new bike, you’ll notice that there are an infinite number of bike brands, all with

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How To Fit A Bicycle

Bike Fit: How To Fit Your Bicycle

No matter how you ride, whether on or off the road, casually or competitively, bicycling is most comfortable when you adjust your bike and its components to fit your body. Fitting your bike will be great for your flexibility, height, and riding style. If your bike fits poorly, it’ll make your riding inefficient, and cause

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Bike Size Guide

Bike Size Chart: What Size Bike Should I Get?

People buy bikes for different purposes: For racing, road-biking, mountain-biking, touring or commuting. Whatever the reason you have for spending your hard-earned money on purchasing a bicycle, it is very important that you get the perfect bike for yourself. Or else, you would be throwing away your money. In this article, you will discover the

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bike shop owner selling bikes

How to Turn Your Bike Shop into a Profit-Making Business

Bike shops are a time-honored business that can thrive in most local markets. Most cycling enthusiasts invest in their own bike shops, inevitably seeing it as the best way to monetize their passion. However, being enthusiastic about cycling and bikes won’t turn your bike shop into a success story. While knowing about cycling and bike

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biking downhill

Read This Before Buying Used Bicycle Wheelsets

Buying second hand or used bicycle wheelsets may seem like a really good option for anyone trying to upgrade their metal steed on a budget, but is it? There are bargains to be had out there on Ebay and the like. But before you start crawling the interbike for used bicycle wheelsets, make sure you

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road biker and his wheels

Don’t Buy A New Road Bike, Change The Wheels

Want to go faster for longer? Don’t buy a new road bike, change the wheels. It could be single best upgrade you make to your bike, and will show results when you ride, straight away. Investing in a new bike in the hope you will be able to increase your average speed might work, but

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Cyclist thinking

The 15 Types Of Cyclists We All Hate

Of course this is a problem on a website about, and for bikes. There’s a real possibility the list could end up with nothing more than why cyclists rule the world, and people in cars are all morons. But nothing could be further than the truth. Because when you think about it, there’s assholes in

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Thief cutting a bike lock with cutter

The Best Way to Lock Your Bike (And The Top 10 Best Bike Locks)

Bikes are simultaneously the coolest thing about being human and at times the most frustrating. Did you remember your lock, your lights…your rain gear? These are things cyclists are constantly forgetting or worrying about. In this article I am going to give you the best ideas for protecting your bike from all the would be

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Commuting by bike

10 Pro Bike Commuting Tips (How to Really Commute to Work)

Fellow commuters, I want to tell you something that you will rarely hear from drivers, pedestrians, public transit passengers, and politicians; thank you. Your commitment to pedaling to work every day contributes in big ways to improving the health and well-being of our communities. As someone who recognizes the valuable contributions you are making every

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Disabled children cycling

How to Plan A Cycling Training Program For Disabled Children

I teach a bicycle mechanics program to children and teens with developmental and mental disabilities. My knowledge of bicycle mechanics stems first from my love of riding bicycles. I began commuting by bike in college 8 years ago and I have been doing it ever since. While moving around the country I was constantly taking

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Cyclist drinking water

5 Best Tips to Hot Weather Cycling and Summer Cycling

Summer might be over for us, but worry not. Come spring, the heat wave will begin again. Not every part of the country is lucky enough to have proper seasons though. Some parts, such as Texas, are going through a tough time with a lot of humidity and a full-blown heat wave sweeping across the

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Indoor cycling group

Top 34 Indoor Cycling Mistakes (What Are You Doing Wrong?)

The class starts in minutes. You’re new at this type of thing. A crowd assembles at the door. Some of them seem to know each other. Wasn’t this supposed to be a beginner’s class? Why does everyone seem to be talking to each other like they already know what they’re doing? Why does everyone have

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Dave Sherry helmet

Dave Sherry is Britain’s most hated cyclist

Dave Sherry is being called ‘Britain’s most hated cyclist’ and ‘the most hated man on two wheels’. He is being called these things because he films drivers breaking road laws on his daily commute. Video from his three helmet cameras have secured convictions for 70 drivers so far – and more are sure to come

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Biking in the snow

This is Why You Are Cycling Slower in the Winter

There is frequently much discussion as to why we cycle slower in winter than in summer. There are several reasons put forward for this often observed phenomena, some of which are well reasoned and some of which are pure nonsense. Why Slower? Some of the reasons put forth for slowness in winter are as follows:

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Cars on a road

Pam Blalock’s 5 Best Tips to Winter Cycling

A lot of people have ask me how I can possibly ride through a New England winter. Dressing properly for the weather certainly has a great deal to do with my enjoyment of it, but I have to admit that I also really get a kick out of the looks on people’s faces when I

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Biking in snow

Winter Cycling Techniques for Any Kind of Snow and Ice

There are certain winter riding techniques that seem to be useful in many varieties of snow and ice. If you are new to ice biking you may find the collected experiences of dozens of other ice bikers from all over the world used in the first year. These winter cycling tips were garnered from the

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Ice bikers

Ice Biking – How To Do Winter Cycling in Ice and Snow

Why do we ride in the winter? I’m frequently asked as I walk into a pub or movie theater, “aren’t you cold?”. I just smile warmly and say “nope”. Nearly every day coworkers used to ask if I had taken my bike, thinking “its worse weather than yesterday, there’s no way he rode his bike”

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Cargo flight

This Is How Flying with A Bike Should Be Done

Sometimes you may need to fly from one location to another with your bike in tow. Don’t worry: you will gain two approaches to flying your bike without any hassles here. There are some preparations you will have to make if you don’t want to experience any difficulties in achieving this aim. At the end

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