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How To Overhaul A Bike Bottom Bracket – Remove/Clean/Install New Bearings

This is how to overhaul the bottom bracket on an older style of bike before they started using sealed bearings. I show you how to remove and install new bearings as well as how to clean all the parts. This bike is a 1984 Schwinn LeTour Luxe, but most vintage bikes are similar. They might require slightly different tools. The fixed cup on the chain ring side on this bike has left handed threads. This is the most common. But be aware that Italian and French made […]

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How to Repair a Bike Tube – Fix an Inner Tube of a Bicycle – Mend / Repair a Flat Tire

Repairing a bike tube is fairly simple, once you have a bicycle repair kit. Merely place a cross on the hole in the tube (using a permanent marker) and clean around the hole with a soft cloth. Use the scouring implement (from your repair kit) to lightly roughen the surface around the hole. Next put a generous amount of glue (from the repair kit) on top of the hole. Peel the foil backing from your patch (from the repair kit) and place on top of the glue. […]

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How To Fix A Dropped Bike Chain

Occasionally everyone drops a bike chain (has it fall off the chain rings). I have seen people get stuck because they don’t know how to fix it. It’s very simple. I show how to easily fix a dropped bike chain. **If the video was useful or interesting please give it a “thumbs up” and consider subscribing. -Website: http://www.RJTheBikeGuy.com -Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RJTheBikeGuy -Subscribe Here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shyflirt1 -YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/RJTheBikeGuy source Click here for the best online deals on bike accessories, electric bikes, kids bikes, mountain bikes, bicycle frames, and much […]

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How to Fix Squeaky Bike Brakes

Watch more Bike Repair & Equipment videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/316392-How-to-Fix-Squeaky-Bike-Brakes An idyllic bike ride can quickly be ruined by squeaky bike brakes. Here’s a checklist of common squeaky brake culprits and how to fix them. Step 1: Clean the pads Clean the brake pads and rims with a clean rag dampened with an oil-free cleaner, such as rubbing alcohol, to remove debris. You may need to remove the wheel for access. Tip Bike brakes may be cantilever, side-pull, or disk. Determine which type of brakes you have to learn […]

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How To fix a Slipping chain tips and repair Maintenance why does my bike chain skip jump

This Video is a Series of How Videos By Carlos Becerra at the Live 4 Bikes Bellflower Bicycle shop . We specialize in Fixies , road bike beach cruiser and Specialty bikes . For more help on repairs or tune-ups please visit our store at 14328 Woodruff ave Bellflower Ca 90706 562 419-5308 or Live4bikes.com If this was helpful please help us by supporting your local small business Live 4 Bikes . You can also hep us by adding a review on Google , Yahoo or Yelp […]

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Check And True A Bike Wheel

Full step-by-step instructions with pictures and text to accompany this guide can be found on madegood.org; http://www.madegood.org/bikes/repair/check-true-bike-wheel/ A bike wheel rim can usually be repaired if it’s only slightly out of true. If there is a more serious ‘dent’ in the rim, then it will have to be replaced. People often leave the task of trueing a bike wheel to their local bike shop, but once you know the procedure it’s easy to do at home. You will need a spoke key and preferably have a wheel […]

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Changing a bicycle tyre or inner tube

How to change a Bike Tyre or inner tube. http://www.factorydirectbikes.com To see the whole range of maintenance pod-casts visit http://www.factorydirectbikes.com source Click here for the best online deals on bike accessories, electric bikes, kids bikes, mountain bikes, bicycle frames, and much more.

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How To Replace Bike Wheel Hub Bearings

I show how to overhaul a cup and cone hub on a rear bicycle wheel. I take apart the hub, clean all the parts, install new ball bearings, repack the races with marine grease, reassemble the hub and adjust the cones. I also show removing and install the freewheel. **If the video was useful or interesting please give it a “thumbs up” and consider subscribing. -Website: http://www.RJTheBikeGuy.com -Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RJTheBikeGuy -Subscribe Here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shyflirt1 -YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/RJTheBikeGuy source Click here for the best online deals on bike accessories, electric […]

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