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Bike Noises – Find Them To Fix Them

Bikes can make the strangest noise. Squeaks, creaks, clicks, grinding, whirs, ticks, clunks, etc. The first step in fixing a noise on a bike is to locate where it is coming from. But noises can tricky. They can sound like they are coming from one place, but are actually coming from another. I talk about …Read more »

How To Fix Bike Chain Skipping/Slipping/Jumping Gears

I show the most common causes for chains that skip, slip, jump gears while pedaling (auto-shifting/phantom shifting derailleur), especially while under torque like climbing up a hill or standing on the pedals. And explain what needs to be done to fix them. Straightening A Bent Derailleur Hanger How To Measure Bike Chain Wear With A …Read more »

What Size & Length Chain For BMX Bike

How to figure out what size of chain and the length of the chain for a single speed BMX type bike. I show the process of choosing a chain size, fitting, breaking and installing the chain. The bike in the video is a Trek Subvert 1.0.

Installing Smaller Chainring On Homemade Fixie

The 53t chainring was just too big for the fixie. But I sort of knew that when I built it, but that was what I had on hand at the time. I looked for a deal on a 46t chain ring and got one on ebay. So I installed it on my fixed gear bike …Read more »

How To Size A Bike Chain Length

I show the process of sizing a bike chain to figure out the correct length. This is done by testing the chain with the gearing at both extremes (small chain ring/small cog and big chain ring/big cog).