What is ‘cable stretch’? And why you should pre-stretch cables for better shifting and braking

May 11th, 2020 by Canadian Cycling Magazine | Posted in Maintenance | No Comments »

Cables elongate slightly with use and, over time, performance suffers


How to tune your rear derailleur with tools you have at home

April 29th, 2020 by Lily Hansen-Gillis | Posted in Maintenance | No Comments »

Fix that pesky shifting issue without leaving the house


Wheel truing: how to take out the bends and bumps in a rim

April 20th, 2020 by Canadian Cycling Magazine | Posted in Maintenance | No Comments »

You don’t need a stand to do basic truing


Bicycle chain lube 101

October 21st, 2019 by Canadian Cycling Magazine | Posted in Maintenance | 1 Comment »

Keep your drivetrain in top shape


Parting and replacing disc brake pads

October 20th, 2019 by Canadian Cycling Magazine | Posted in Maintenance | No Comments »

When to replace your pads and when to just separate them


Pre-race bike maintenance before your first cyclocross event this fall

October 18th, 2019 by Canadian Cycling Magazine | Posted in Cyclocross, Maintenance | No Comments »

Don’t stress yourself needlessly out by arriving with a bike that is in desperate need of some TLC


Getting your bike clean right after the ’cross race

September 25th, 2019 by Canadian Cycling Magazine | Posted in Cyclocross, Maintenance | No Comments »

The proper steps, at the proper times, will keep your bike running smoothly throughout the muddy season


How to hit your bike

August 16th, 2019 by Canadian Cycling Magazine | Posted in Maintenance | No Comments »

Sometimes a repair needs some force


How to size a chain correctly

August 6th, 2019 by Canadian Cycling Magazine | Posted in Maintenance | No Comments »

Keep your drivetrain working at its best with the right length of links


Get a handle of your headset

August 6th, 2019 by Canadian Cycling Magazine | Posted in Maintenance | No Comments »

You’ll improve your bike’s steering and braking