Category Archives: Bike Maintenance

Posts about bike maintenance, repair, or related.

It’s the Return of the Hack.

My dearest old friend has a new coat. It’s a black coat and it suits him rather well. And he deserves it too. It’s 21 years since his last. My Webster (a custom-built Columbus Max OR steel cross country bike) … Continue reading

Posted in Bike Maintenance, Riding | Leave a comment

Another Ride.

About this time last year a few mates and myself set off on a wild trip across Skye and the Outer Hebrides. It’s taken a long time to write but I’ve finally published my diary of the ride. Check out … Continue reading

Posted in Bike Maintenance, Guiding, Mapping, Riding | Leave a comment

New rides on old bikes

I have too many bikes. I know that that statement shows blatant disregard for the n+1 rule*, but there’s only so much time in the day that can be spared for fettling, and the queue of bikes needing attention never … Continue reading

Posted in Bike Maintenance, Riding | Leave a comment

Wheelism Advanced Bike Maintenance – Day 2

Yesterday was all about the bits that create movement – wheels and chains. Today was about the bits that help to control that movement, so we’re talking gears, steering, and brakes. Oh, and bottom brackets of course… First up, gears … Continue reading

Posted in Bike Maintenance | Leave a comment

Advanced Bike Maintenance – Day 1

I had a busy day today running Day 1 of our Advanced Bike Maintenance Course for the guys at Bala Adventure and Watersports. Mark and Stu got their hands dirty getting to grips with wheels – from removing the tyres … Continue reading

Posted in Bike Maintenance | Leave a comment