Tag: bike DIY

What To Pack In A Saddle Bag

Self-sufficiency out on the road/trail is of the essence. And these days carrying the tools and other handyman/woman essentials to tackle a wide variety of repairs doesn’t take up much space at all. Here are our recommendations of what to include in

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Fast Fixes: How To Lube Your Chain

Learning how to lube your chain is one of the most important maintenance tasks that you can do for your bike. Establishing a regular chain lubrication routine does wonders for not only ensuring a quiet, efficient drivetrain but also to

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Five Easy Fixes That Make a World of Difference

While March has most definitely come in and gone out like a lion for most of us this year, here’s hoping that springtime will quickly transform to lamb status. We’ve all been getting a bit stir-crazy this winter with the weather and

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Emergency Repairs 101: DIY Tire Boot

There was no doubt that yesterday’s Nashbar lunch ride would be a well-attended, spirited outing. The sun was shining and the temperature was above 70 degrees Fahrenheit for the first time in forever. It’s amazing, however, how quickly things can

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Fast Fixes: Tightening a Loose Headset

Have you ever experienced something a little bit off with the front-end handling of your bike? More specifically, is there shuddering/vibrations under front braking? A good place to investigate first is your headset, an often times forgotten but critical component

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