Bicycle Network: Bikes 'n' Bits
Everything from basic repairs and insuring to fine tuning.
A year with my bike
It's time to step back and take a look at the bigger maintenance picture. Let's see how a whole year of looking after your bike would go. This article first appeared in RideOn October-November 2006 issue.
Bath time for your bike
With spring approaching, it's the perfect time to get your bike looking buff again.
Braking in your bike
Keeping your brakes in good shape will make you a more confident, and therefore a more capable, rider, explains Stephen Huntley.
Carbon care and repair
Carbon fibre has a reputation of being a bit fragile, but that's far from the truth, finds Margot McGovern.
Get more intimate with your bike chain and you’ll find your riding easier, and a lot cleaner, finds Stephen Huntley.
What does that rattle mean? How do I know if my chain is haddit? Learn the diagnosis techniques of pro mechanics to understand your bike’s state of health.
Don't be left feeling flat
They can be very irritating, but punctures, properly handled, won’t ruin your ride, writes Rowan Lamont.
Get a grip and tape up your handlebars
Having the right grip on your handlebars can add much joy to your riding experience, finds Rowan Lamont. Includes how to wrap your bars.
Want to know how to service your own bike, set up your road or mountain bike or simply change a flat tyre? Here is a comprehensive list of maintenance workshops.
RACV and RACT Bike Assist
Victorian and Tasmanian bike riders can sign up for roadside breakdown assistance through the Bike Assistservice offered by both RACV and RACT.
Simple for some
Some bike maintenance jobs seem so basic that it’s assumed everyone knows how to do them well, but that’s not always the case, writes Stephen Huntley.
Cleaning and lubing your drivetrain is one of the simplest maintenance tasks you can do at home but it saves you money and makes riding easier.
Take a brake
With the (hopefully) wet weather of winter approaching, it’s time to check your brakes. This article appeared in the April-May 2010 edition of Ride On.
Tyre selection and care
Everything you need to know to prolong the life of your tyres