Torque wrenches: The essential tool for all mechanics

February 17th, 2016 by Canadian Cycling Magazine | Posted in Maintenance, News, Training Guide | No Comments »

If you don’t have the right tools, be prepared for the performance of your ride to suffer, or worse, manufacturers denying your warranty claims due to poor maintenance


Quick-tip video: Seat bag basics

February 10th, 2016 by Dan Dakin | Posted in Gear Reviews, Maintenance, Video | No Comments »

Seat bags – or at least the contents they hold – can be the difference between a good day on the bike and a horribly frustrating one.


Winter Cleaning – Show your bike some TLC

February 3rd, 2016 by Canadian Cycling Magazine | Posted in 1.6, Maintenance | No Comments »

There is nothing worse than getting a beautiful day at the end of the winter that feels like spring, but your bike is in too rough of shape to ride.


Cyclocross bike maintenance – cantilever brakes

January 27th, 2016 by Canadian Cycling Magazine | Posted in 3.5, Maintenance, News, Training Guide | No Comments »

Adjust your cantilever brakes.


Shifting off? It may be your derailleur hanger

January 20th, 2016 by Canadian Cycling Magazine | Posted in Maintenance, News | No Comments »

No matter how good you are at adjusting or maintaining your drivetrain, a bent derailleur hanger means you’ll likely never get your rear derailleur shifting just right.


Clean and lubed: Keeping your chain well cared for

January 13th, 2016 by Canadian Cycling Magazine | Posted in Maintenance, News, Skills, Training Guide | 1 Comment »

During my years as a mechanic, probably the most commonly asked question was “what lube is best?” Not all chain lubes are created equal.


Advanced technique: Truing wheels properly

January 6th, 2016 by Canadian Cycling Magazine | Posted in Maintenance, News, Sections, Training | No Comments »

Even the mechanically savvy rider will admit that truing a wheel is intimidating. If it is done incorrectly, it can mess up your wheel.