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Saturday cycle? Those oh-so embarrasing questions! 24 Jan 2017 14:57 #11560

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Not long before Christmas we had a productive "Lunch & Learn" session focused on basic bike preparation, the minimum you need to do if at worst you wish to avoid being stranded or at best halting the whole group on a Saturday spin. We seemed to spend a long time looking at the correct way to get wheels off and back on, being aware of brakes, where the chain was on the cassette etc, and then tyres. Lots of talk about tyres.

Removing and fitting a tyre the easy way was a revelation for a good few (even some seasoned cyclists) who attended and a couple of those at the lunch changed tyres off and back on again with no tyre levers and no stress. There is a knack to it and it is not only possible but quite easy when done right with all but the most stubborn tyres.

You'll be familiar with the Youtube channel of GCN if you have read over this thread and they have published a video showing how to do this tyre change the right way so make a cup of tea and get your head around this:



Enjoy!

Garry

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Saturday cycle? Those oh-so embarrasing questions! 24 Jan 2017 21:57 #11561

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Excelent article from thecyclingblog.com, which provides some great tips on cycling in a group, well worth a read....... http://thecyclingblog.com/how-to-cycle-in-a-group/

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Saturday cycle? Those oh-so embarrasing questions! 25 Jan 2017 08:49 #11562

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Great link thanks Colm. Think I need to get my brakes looked at the left one is touching the handlebar!

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Saturday cycle? Those oh-so embarrasing questions! 27 Jan 2018 22:00 #13562

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Folks,

I just thought I would dig up this post for anyone that is new to cycling, it contains loads of useful advice & videos.

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Colm
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