Skill Builder: Adjusting Bike Shifting

In this Skill Builder piece, guest contributor and mountain biker Chris Nodder (author of Bike Boo Boos) explains common problems with bike shifters and how to deal with them. – Gareth Before you mess with the derailleur, consider other potential sources of your poor shifting problem. If the rear shifter... Read more »

Skill Builder: Your Own SpinScooter

Our friends RadBrad and KoolKat, from Atomic Zombie, posted this cool SpinScooter build on Make: Projects. Besides the fact that it requires welding (if you can do this, maybe a friend can), it’s fairly simple project, and the result is a wacky mutant bike build that would is a challenge... Read more »

Skill Builder: Fixing a Flat

Image from Road Cycling Tips In this Skill Builder piece, guest contributor and mountain biker Chris Nodder (author of Bike Boo Boos) outlines how to deal with punctures on both tube and tubeless bicycle tires. – Gareth Puncture – Regular Tube Tires This repair assumes you are patching your tube.... Read more »

Skill Builder: Basic Bike Teardown

RadBrad and KoolKat, of Atomic Zombie, wrote this wonderful guide to the fine art of bicycle deconstruction. You can learn a lot about a machine by stripping it down to its constituent parts. And in this case, you end up with a lot of parts that you can combine with... Read more »

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