This video will show you how to remove and install the grips on your mountain bike (or any flat-bar bicycle.) Difficulty: How to Remove and Install Handlebar Grips There are many different ways to remove and install grips. Here are some of the better ways. Tools: Rubbing alcohol, water, hair spray, spray paint, or (gasp!) […]
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Covers the handlebar, stem, seat, and seatpost.
Difficulty: Setting Up Clipless Pedals and Cleats Here is a brief overview for setting up cleats on your cycling shoes: (You should get a proper bike fitting to determine the best cleat position, but this will get you started.) 1. Place the cleat on the sole of the shoe, roughly centered over the bolt holes. […]
Difficulty: The Basics of Brake Lever Setup Setting up your brake levers is fairly simple. All you have to do is slide them onto the handlebar and then clamp them down. But when you do this, there are two things to keep in mind… Hand and Lever Position First, you want to position your levers […]
Difficulty: Stuck Seatpost Solutions This guide will cover what to do if your seatpost is stuck in your frame. We’ll deal with steel, aluminum, titanium, and carbon combinations. *WARNING* This problem can be very hard to deal with, and sometimes constitues a mechanic’s worst nightmare! It can also be very easy to damage your bike […]
Difficulty: How to Remove and Install Pedals You’ll need: Pedal wrench Grease This guide will cover removing your old pedals and installing some new ones. The concept of removing and installing pedals is quite simple. However, it can be a very hard repair to do, depending on how strong you are. Also, remember that the […]
This video will show you how to grease a carbon seatpost. This applies to all carbon bicycles, as well as any bicycle using a carbon seatpost. And here is further information about where to use carbon fiber assembly compound.
Difficulty: How To Remove, Grease, and Install Your Seatpost One thing I like to do with any bike is grease the seatpost. You don’t want to deal with a stuck seatpost later on, so it’s worthwhile to do some preventative maintenance. This guide will teach you how to remove your seatpost, grease it, and reinstall […]
Difficulty: Removal and Installation of Mountain Bike Handlebars We’ll start with “how to remove a handlebar” in case you are replacing one. If you are just installing a new handlebar, you may skip to the second section. Removing a Handlebar On a mountain bike, removing the handlebar is simple. If you will be installing an […]