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Bike Shifter Is Stuck – Possible Problems And Solutions

Having a stuck shifter is one of the most common maintenance issues on any bicycle. You’ve probably experienced this yourself. It has several reasons why it happens, most of which can be easily prevented or fixed. You should not waste too much money on this problem by going to bike shops for repairs. Most of them will tell you that …

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How to Cut Bike Cable Housing

  Everyone who has ever cut a brake or gear cable housing knows how frustrating it can be when you can’t get that clean cut required for the cable to move smoothly. Even worse is when you install it that way, and it starts collapsing on itself with any pressure applied by the brakes or shifters. It makes the bike …

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Help! My Tubeless Bicycle Valve Stem Leaks and Won’t Stop-How to Fix

Tubeless leaking air might be the most annoying thing to service for most folks. I could say it was for me as well for a very long time. Luckily, with experience comes a different approach and much better analysis. Now, I can pretty much say what’s wrong with it in the first minute of looking at it, but some problems …

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Five Easy Steps to Keep Handlebar Grips From Slipping

Whether or not you ride mountain bikes, road bikes, or any other type of bicycle, all cyclists know how fragile some parts of our bikes can become. When you’re riding a mountain bike down the trail or even a city street, it should be easy to feel if something is out of place. Even though handlebar grips aren’t as fragile …

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How to Change a Bike Chain Without a Chain Tool

  I know how the costs add up when you have to take your bike to a local bike shop for every little repair. But actually, you don’t need to. There are plenty of simple repairs, and some of them can even be done without professional tools. One of the simplest repairs is changing or repairing a bicycle chain. Even …

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Is It Bad to Hang a Bike by the Wheel?

I never really looked into safely storing my bikes until I had multiple bikes, some of them quite expensive. That’s when you start thinking about not only how to store them but store them safely. If something goes wrong, the bikes get damaged or something, the cost of repairs really adds up when you have several of them. Even when …