A Guide to Bicycle Gears: How to Shift Bike Gears and Do it Smoothly

Nothing can frustrate new riders quite like bicycle gears.  Unfortunately, shifting bike gears isn’t a terribly intuitive thing.  It takes a bit of time and thought to learn how to shift properly and efficiently.  The good news is once you get a bit of practice, shifting becomes second-nature–something you don’t have to think about at all.  In order to help hasten … Read more

How To Clean A Rusty Bike Chain

If your bike has been sitting outside for a while, or if you live in a wet climate, chances are that at some point you’ll end up with a rusty bike chain. Rust on your chain is no good–it creates additional friction, places wear on your other drivetrain components, and makes the chain more susceptible … Read more

How To Remove Bike Pedals

Need to remove the pedals off your bike (or put new ones on), but not sure how to do it? No fear: this is one of the easiest bike “how to’s” out there. A few minutes, some simple tools, and a little elbow grease is all you need. We’ll walk you step-by-step through the process … Read more

How To Use a Bike Pump to Pump a Bike Tire

It’s a beautiful day, the sun is shining, you’re ready to go for a bike ride…..but you have a flat tire. Assuming it’s been a while since you’ve ridden your bike, you probably just have low tire pressure. An easy fix! We’ll show you (step-by-step) how to pump up a bike tire using both two … Read more