bike mechanics


Aaron Lisco of uses stop motion to animate his vast collection of tools and demonstrate a full bike build. more »

Apr 12, 2012 12:22 PM Videos

Photo by Kathleen Wilker

How to Teach Young Children How to Fix Bikes

Let your kids play with bike tools, take time to be inclusive and they will learn how to fix bikes. more »

Apr 10, 2012 1:03 PM Families 1 Comments

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The Quadra Bike School

Courses will soon resume at the Quadra Bike School on Quadra Island, British Columbia, Canada. more »

Aug 3, 2011 12:27 PM News

Jasper and Derek true Anna Sierra's bike wheel.

Kathleen Wilker

Truing Together

If it's too cold to work in the garage, just move inside and true away at the kitchen table with Daddy. more »

Mar 20, 2011 8:18 PM Families on Bikes

The Flats I’ve Known

When a cyclist “gets a flat,” the tube develops a hole, the air escapes, and the tube deflates. Here’s a list and description of all the flats I’ve ever known, and how to avoid and/or repair them. more »

Mar 16, 2011 5:00 PM Features

We'll have your bike working in a flash, Mama!

Kathleen Wilker

Wee Wrenches

You're never too young to fix bikes. more »

Dec 13, 2010 9:05 PM Families on Bikes 2 Comments

Inside the Bike

Bryan Buckalew and Mike Larson discuss how gear ratios will affect your ride. more »

Apr 30, 2010 3:24 PM

Frame Geometry Primer

The dimensions and design of a bicycle's frame fundamentally determine how it will ride. more »

May 1, 2008 12:16 PM Features

Internally-Geared Hubs

A few years ago, during a dull stretch of bike touring, I tried to convince my riding partner of the merits of internally geared bicycles. more »

Apr 1, 2008 12:26 PM Features 1 Comments

Book Review: Roadside Bicycle Repair

There is no doubt that he is a radical-minded bike aficionado and an extremely knowledgeable bike mechanic as he delivers step-by-step instructions on major bike components: wheels, seats, stems/handlebars, brakes, and drivetrains. more »

Apr 1, 2008 11:23 AM

Caring for the Old Cog and Chain

How, how often, and why the conscientious cyclist should work on her drivetrain. more »

Mar 22, 2008 12:00 AM Features

Pedal Precession

Not every threaded part on a bicycle follows the “lefty-loosey” rule of thumb. more »

Dec 1, 2007 12:00 AM Features

Learning To Love Your Front Brake

Pop quiz: Which lever on your bicycle controls your front brake, right or left? more »

Aug 1, 2007 12:00 AM Features