Archive for February 26th, 2008
I know tire repair sounds pretty basic but tire repair is a key skill for anyone who rides a bicycle more than walking distance from their home or car. I have had lots of tire repair experience and learned what I know the hard way, sitting on the ground in the rain with a flat. My record is 4 flats in one day but with the excellent tubes and tires I use now, I seldom get a flat. But when you do, being prepared and relaxing will take the sting out of the experience.
Just click on the play button to watch the video. I got several good tips watching it and I thought I was a tire repair pro.
Recommended Tire Repair Gear to Carry on your bike:
Front Deraileurs are seldom a problem because they seldom need adjustment. But I have often had problems with my rear dérailleur. I know it must be simple but the adjustments have been a mystery to me. Here is a video that makes it all simple. You will want to run out and adjust your rear dérailleur after you watch this video.