screw driver

Screw drivers generally come in two different flavors. Flathead and Phillips. If you don’t know the difference and are unable to infer which is which in the photo, shame on your parents and your shop teacher. These quintessential life tools also play an important role in bicycle maintenance. A screw driver set is essential for derailleur adjustments, installing accessories, and taking stuff apart. I recommend a set of medium drivers and set of small. Test the grip before you buy, feel the weight in your hand. Ask the store clerk if you can take it for a test spin. Consider your options. Do you splurge for the magnetic tip? Is a rubber grip really your style or do the green and yellow plastic handles suite you just fine? Be confident, go with your gut on this one.

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How to Install Fenders on a Bike

I'm here to show you how to install fenders on your bike. It's actually a pretty easy process, you only need a couple tools: 15 mm wrench, 10 mm wrench, 5 mm allen wrench, and 3 mm allen wrench....

Type: Repair Tutorial
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DIY Remove a Fixed Gear Cog at Home without Special Tools

Today, I'll be showing you guys how to remove your fixed gear cog, but I will show you how to remove it without any special tools. Only tools you'll need is a screwdriver or some...

Part wheels
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Several Methods for How to Install a Rear Rack onto Bicycle

Let's install a rack on the back of your bike. It's surprisingly easy to do this, but first let's start by pre assembling our rack and making sure that the struts that attach the rack to the top...

Type: Repair Tutorial
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DIY How to Make Your Own Mountain Bike Tire with Studs for Winter Ice and Snow

Today I'm going to show you how to take a mountain bike tire like this and turn it into a gnarly tire like this. You only need a few simple tools and a bunch of wood ...

Type: Repair Tutorial
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Maintenance for Shimano Saint Pedals

Today, I’m going to show you how to look after your Shimano Saint pedals. You don’t need many tools and you just need a bit of grease, so there’s no reason not to get your hands dirty. Shimano...

Part pedals
Company: Park Shimano
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Fix a Stuck Shifter (Shimano)

Unless you ride a fixie bike or have no need to get out of 2nd gear the odds are you're probably going to need your shifters at some point. Since the shifters get used so often and have so many...

Part shifters
Company: Shimano
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Replace a Bicycle Spoke

To replace a spoke you're going to need a spoke wrench of the correct size, a nipple driver or flathead screwdriver, a ruler to measure the correct spoke length, as well as some lube to put inside...

Part Spokes wheels
Company: Park
Type: Repair Tutorial
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DIY Shimano Rear Derailleur Adjustment

Rear derailleurs for the most part are relatively maintenance free except for lubing and cleaning regularly. One minor fix you may have to perform on a regular basis is an adjustment for when the...

Company: DT Swiss Shimano
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Create an LED Light For Use As a Bicycle Turn Signal

 I started my turn signal project with this incandescent clearance light manufactured by Reese. We can't use this or any other clearance light as it is for a turn signal because clearance...

Part lights
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Replace a Shimano Threaded Bottom Bracket

There are too common types of bottom brackets on modern bikes.

One is the press bit the other one is the threaded which is exactly what we've got on this bike. Here in this video we can...

Company: Park Shimano Ultegra
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Simple Shimano XT Rear Derailleur Adjustment

Hey this is Johnny Bravo from Performance Bicycle. 

Derailleurs guide the chain from here to gear and when they work they're great but when they don't your stuck and your frustrated,...

Company: Truvativ Shimano
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Adjust a Caliper Brake

Adjusting a caliper brake is pretty straightforward.

First off, loosen up the cable anchor bolt with an allen wrench. Make sure the quick release lever on the caliper is closed and not...

Part brakes
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Adjust Your Road Bike Brakes

Adjusting your road bike brakes is a pretty straightforward matter. And faulty braking, at any level, is something you don’t want.

First, you’ll want to look at what is going on. Maybe the...

Company: Park Truvativ Shimano
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Adjust Shimano STI Shifters

“STI” stands for “Shimano Total Integration” and it refers to the fact that the gear shifter and the brakes can be accessed in the same lever.

How it works is that the lever is a vertical...

Company: Park SRAM Shimano
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Install Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Installing disc brakes is more often than not, a considerable upgrade for anyone who is serious about their mountain biking. You won’t have to worry about wearing down your rims and about trying...

Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Bleed Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Hydraulic brakes work by applying pressure to a liquid in a tube. They work by means of a piston in the lever which shoots liquid into the caliper piston which causes the brakes to clamp...

Company: Shimano
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How To Adjust Sidepull Brakes on a Road Bike

Misaligned brake pads can cause a decrease of braking power, or even a blowout! With 5 minutes of your time, you can ensure that you have the ability to stop when you're supposed to. Here's the...

Company: Park Shimano
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How To Adjust a Mountain Bike Front Derailleur

How To Adjust a Mountain Bike Front Derailleur

Tools you will need:

allen key

...
Company: Maxxis Park Shimano
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Adjust Your Road Bike Front Derailleur

You know how sometimes your gears don’t change with firm frankness? When they don’t snap into action like German watch works or have the precision of the pistons in an F1? Or even when they react...

Company: Shimano
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Overhaul Your Wheel Hub's Bearings

Watching these YouTube videos, I am pleasantly surprised when someone can make a bike tutorial funny. Why I was pissing myself laughing at this particular video had to do probably with the deadpan...

Part hubs rear front
Company: Park
Type: Repair Tutorial

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