DYI Get Your Bike Ready Checklist [FREE DOWNLOAD]

7 Tip Checklist from BikeSport – good for anytime! Wash off dust and grime that accumulates over the winter (or anytime) with low water pressure from a hose. (High-pressure sprayers can force water where it shouldn’t go) Check the shifting and braking during test ride. Shifting should be smooth; Chain noise should be minimal. Braking should be reliable, smooth and…

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How to fix a flat tire - Video by BikeSport

How to Fix a Flat Tire [Video]

Never changed a flat on your bike or need a refresher course? Well, here is our “how-to” video on how to fix a flat tire. CLICK VIDEO TO PLAY. Feel free to share!   If there is a particular how-to you’d like to see, send us a note and we will consider it. We hope to do more, and would…

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Secrets to BEST Tire Pressure

Learn the Secrets to BEST Tire Pressure

Optimizing Your Tire Pressure for Your Weight This is the best article we have found suggesting proper tire inflation for a bicycle and the reasons behind it. While this article was published in 2006, many other studies have been published in the meantime by Continental Tires and others, validating this information. Most recently, Lennard Zinn, renown bicycle mechanic, published a…

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Types of Valves: Presta and Schrader

What Type of Inner Tube Do I Need?

Most Common Types of Inner Tubes: Schrader and Presta There are two common types of valve stems on bicycles, the Schrader (“American” type) and the Presta (“French” type). The Schrader or American-type valve is common on cars and motorcycles. It is also found on many bicycles. The valve stem is approximately 8mm (5/16?) in diameter and has an internal spring…

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Correct Stem Size for YOU - BikeSport

Is there a Best Stem Length?

What is the best stem length for you? Does stem length affect a bike’s steering and handling? This article by Matt Wikstrom does a great job of explaining how stem length impacts bike handling.  Article excerpts below. Visit the site for the full article. Need help with bike stem length and fitting? Visit us at BikeSport. We will help make the…

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