Tag Archives: Global Cycling Network

How To True A Bicycle Wheel

Bicycle wheels can buckle due to a crash or simply go out of true. Daniel Lloyd explains how to straighten your wheels. Follow GCN on YouTube: http://gcn.eu/gcnsubs This is a video that we’ve had lots of viewer requests for: How To True A Bicycle Wheel. Truing wheels is one of those maintenance jobs that is far easier than it sounds. Anyone can have a go at it with a couple of simple tools. To true a bicycle wheel you will need: Patience A stand. This can be […]

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How To Fix A Creaking Bottom Bracket Or Cranks

Making enemies with your creaking bike? Don’t fear, Simon Richardson is here to solve all your problems! Become a GCN Fan: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN It’s incredible how many causes there can be of an annoying creak in your drivetrain. Chainrings, bottom brackets, pedals, cleats, and even your mech hanger can be the cause of your problem. Going through all of the points that Simon mentions in this video should solve the majority of problems. Music: The Main Stem – Big Bullets: http://gcn.eu/1x6T0EO Buy GCN Cycling Kit! Click here: http://gcn.eu/BuyGCNKitYT […]

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How To Use A Puncture Repair Kit – Roadside Maintenance

Fixing a puncture on the roadside is a need-to-know skill for any cyclist. This video takes you through the process step by step. Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Fixing a puncture on a bike can appear to be a daunting task at first, but it’s a simple process that will have you back on your bike in no time. Firstly, we show you how to locate the puncture in the inner tube by checking the inside of the tyre for the problem and then -partially re-inflating the tube-. […]

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How To Fix Your Bike – Find Your Creak!

The first step to fixing an annoying creak on your bike is finding out where it’s coming from. Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN The moment you notice a noise on your bike, it’s best to take it to a quiet place away from traffic and go through all sections of the bike to try and isolate the noise. Once you’ve found it, follow the links to our relevant videos to learn how to fix them once and for all. Check out our ‘creakbuster’ playlist here: http://gcn.eu/fixcreaks Buy GCN […]

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How To Untangle A Bike Chain

Ever been in the frustrating situation of a knotted chain that won’t straighten out? Click here to subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN It’s one of those problems that is easy to fix once you know how. Generally, your chain gets knotted when the top half crosses over the bottom half. Simply spread those two knots out and pull the chain back over your derailleur and chainset and the issue SHOULD be solved! Buy GCN winter kit, casual wear and accessories in the GCN Shop: http://gcn.eu/TheGCNShop Buy GCN Santini […]

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How To Change A Bicycle Inner Tube

Fixing a puncture is an essential skill for any cyclist, but as this video shows you, it’s really quick and simple when you know how. Subscribe to GCN for more How To videos: http://gcn.eu/gcnsubs We cover all the basic steps, from tips on how to remove your wheels, through the act of safely removing the inner tube itself, to reseating the tyre. We also show you a genuine pro tip, how to remove a tyre without using tyre levers. Great to save time, and also great knowledge […]

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How To Fix A Flat Tyre – Fix A Road Bike Puncture

Our guide to fixing a flat bicycle tire on the roadside. Subscribe to GCN for more tips: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Getting a puncture is part of cycling. In this video we show you how to fix a road bike tyre. If you’re on a mountain bike the technique is exactly the same! The simplest way to fix a flat tyre is to replace your inner tube. This is the technique that Daniel uses in the video. If you’re after more mechanical How Tos, we’ve got you covered – take […]

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Fix A Flat Fast – How To Change An Inner Tube In Record Time

Get back on the road in record time with our guide to replacing an inner tube in under two minutes. Comment below with your record! Click right here to subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Punctures aren’t great. You’re not going to find anyone who enjoys stopping at the side of the road and fixing a flat. So, we thought that we should put together a guide to get you back on the road as quickly as possible. Simon did it in just under two minutes. Can you beat […]

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How To Repair A Bicycle Chain – GCN’s Roadside Maintenance Series

Repair a broken bicycle chain on the roadside with GCN’s latest cycling How To. Follow GCN on YouTube: http://gcn.eu/gcnsubs If your chain breaks when you’re out on a ride, don’t panic. We have a couple of simple methods to repair a bike chain and get you home. To repair a chain on the roadside you will need: A chaintool A powerlink, quicklink or master link If you don’t have a powerlink or one of the special joining pins, you can still get home. You’ll need to put […]

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How To Replace A Bicycle Chain

The chain on your bike wears out over time and eventually you’ll have to replace it. Fortunately, the process is pretty simple – Simon shows you how. Click here to subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN First thing to do is find out whether your chain is joined together with a pin or with a quick link. If you have a quick link then technically you can remove the chain with your bare hands. Bear in mind though that when it comes to re-sizing your chain, you can only […]

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