This DIY Bike Repair Skills is a complete collection of over 200 videos and self-help manuals covering the repair and maintenance of bicycles. It covers mountain bikes, road bikes and a section on racing bikes. The videos are well-explained and informative. The presenter goes through every single detail and covers all aspects of bike mechanics – from the simplest procedures to complex ones like derailleur gears adjustment. Click Here Now to find out how this makes it suitable for both beginners and experts alike.
Bicycles throughout the world are made with standardized, interchangeable parts. Unlike many modern products, the technology used in bicycles is simple enough to allow many riders to repair their own vehicles with a minimum of effort. For any cyclist, bicycle maintenance is a particularly useful skill set to acquire. Every skill learned in this area, no matter how simple or complex, can aid in keeping your bike in good working order, save you money, and make the difference between pushing your bike home or riding it.
Performing regular maintenance on a bicycle will improve its performance and longevity, and reduce the risk of breakdowns. The exact schedule for a particular bicycle will depend on how it is used: its weekly mileage, the weather conditions, road (or off road) surface conditions and so on. Most parts will need attention and possible replacement every year or two; if this is done, however, a bicycle can be maintained in good working order for decades.
Bicycle inspection & maintenance can be roughly broken down into four categories. Each includes clean, inspect, adjust, lubricate and repair as necessary. The primary difference between them is the depth or level of each task and sub-task.
Over time the bearings in the hubs of a bicycle wheel may come out of adjustment causing the wheel to wobble from side to side (this can also be the result of the wheel being out of true; a sure sign of loose bearings is that the rim can be moved laterally in the fork by hand).
Additionally, road dirt and moisture infiltrate the bearings, causing rough operation and premature wear. Even if these issues do not arise, the bearings’ lubrication will eventually need to be replaced in order to maintain the life and health of the hubs.
These problems can be addressed by overhauling the hubs. The basic techniques are similar to maintaining any other ball bearing assemblies, whether the headset or bottom bracket on the bike, or on complete different applications.
On some recent model mountain bikes, there has been a rash of rear hubs getting significant play after only a few rides; this may be due to bad cones or lock nuts. The drive side lock nut should be your number one suspect in this case if the bike is new.