How To Avoid Bike Seat Pain

It’s all fun and games pedaling around town until your knees start to hurt. Or the lower back. Or a bunch of parts that you didn’t even know could hurt. Bike seat pain is a common problem for cyclists and can be pretty uncomfortable. You can use several tips below to help minimize your saddle pain while …

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10 Steps To Paint Your Dirt Bike at Home

Painting a bike may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s actually a 70% prep and 30% paint job. In this article, you will find how to spray paint your bike, step by step, so that you get the best results. 1. Disassemble the bike completely The first step is to …

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How To Charge Your Phone While Cycling

The smartphone is an essential daily tool for many people. This is also the case for cyclists. However, a mobile phone drains quickly throughout the day. It is therefore common for a cyclist’s smartphone to display a low battery during his ride. Fortunately, recharging your smartphone by bike is quite possible thanks to the dynamo. Regulator connectors There are …

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The Best Apps for Hiking, Cycling, Bikepacking

A large number of people, myself included, of course, use our smartphones and a bike touring application when traveling or on a daily basis. Why? The smartphone allows you to find your way or a nearby point of interest (café, bakery, etc.) as well as to book a cottage at the last minute in the …

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Is Bike Insurance Worth Getting?

Go to college, get a job, save money, and buy an awesome bike! This path to buying an awesome bike can be slower for some and faster for others. But no cyclist is immune from having his bike stolen. There comes the question: is it worth having bicycle insurance? If you think about the cost-benefit of having bike insurance, …

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8 Tips to Increase Pedal Performance

To achieve incredible results of gaining strength and endurance to face uphill and difficult terrain, it is necessary to follow a daily ritual. And you should start it now if you really want to improve your performance on the bike. Looking at your best is something that cycling will surely help with the constant pedaling. After all, …

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Strava: What is it and How To Use This Social Network of Cyclists

Technology is increasingly present in the life of cyclists – and one of these examples is Strava, an application that helps you to connect with other pedal lovers and provides practicality when recording your tracks, speed, etc. Very easy to use and with many attractive features, Strava has become quite popular. Want to understand better? Read on! …

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How To Clean Your Bike

If you’re wondering why would you bother to clean your bike, I’ve got news for you! Keeping your bike clean has many advantages. The biggest advantage of having clean and well-lubricated components? They will run smoothly and last longer without dirt wearing them out! When you’re cleaning your bike, take the opportunity to check if you can fix …

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Cycling With Your Dog: Tips and Equipment

Is the weather nice and you want to enjoy the day with your doggie? Don’t want a simple stroll? Don’t feel like throwing his ball fifty times in a row? Do you want a change? Cycle together! Cycling with your dog, is it possible? Cyclists who have had their calves pinched on their bikes are not uncommon … Before …

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How To Travel With Your Bike

Today, traveling by taking your bike with you is perfectly achievable. You can carry your favorite two-wheeler on public transport like train or plane. Certain conditions must be met and precautions are taken, but more and more accommodations are taking place to facilitate the transport of the bicycle. So what are these conditions and what are these measures? …

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How To Repair a Punctured Inner Tube

Many mechanical problems can arise during a bike ride. There is, however, one that no cyclist will be able to escape and that he will encounter at more or less regular intervals. This is of course the puncture. Despite all the tips and precautions to avoid it, we know that it will eventually catch us off guard at a …

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How To Properly Secure Your Bike

In recent years, cycling is no longer just a leisure activity. This ecological and practical means of transport has integrated the daily life of many. Ideal for getting around town quickly or for cycling, the bicycle is a victim of its success, and unfortunately: it is the subject of numerous thefts. According to an INSEE report published in …

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Are Dressguards Only Useful For Women?

When you wear a long, loose garment on your bike, it often tends to get caught in the spokes of the rear wheel. To protect your clothes, there are accessories to attach to the mudguards . They are usually referred to as skirt guards, but this name is too restrictive. It would be better to talk about spoke shields or …

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How To Find The Ideal Pressure For Your Bicycle Tires

Is it important to properly inflate your bicycle tires ? The answer is obviously yes! Indeed, a well-inflated tire is preferable to a tire that is too or underinflated. Improper pressure not only increases the risk of a puncture but also affects rider comfort and the performance of the bike. This is why it is essential for the cyclist to perfect …

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What Are The Differences Between a Classic Dynamo And a Hub Dynamo

Today, when it comes to powering bicycle lights , there are several solutions available to cyclists. The oldest is the dynamo. Until 1987, she had no rival. Since then, products have arrived that offer other solutions to power your bicycle lighting: batteries, systems that recharge with solar collectors and hub dynamo. In this article we will try to shed light on …

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How To Teach An Adult How To Ride a Bike

Riding a bicycle is very beneficial for your health. It’s better than running or driving. Cycling is not innate, you have to learn through simple but effective methods. Are you afraid or do you think you’ll never get there? Here are some exercises suitable for an adult, to teach you the bicycle and to allow you to enjoy it. …

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Is Your Bike Ready For The Start of The School Year?

Yes, it has accompanied you during your outings, your walks or even during your travels. Under the sun, in the wind, on the beaches or on the dusty roads, in the rain and in the mud… After all these adventures, a cleaning and some revisions are necessary. The holidays are over (or not far from it), …

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Cycling in a Skirt and Heels

Because cycling does not rhyme with cyclist shorts and chamois, you can also be feminine and classy on your mount. On a summer bike ride to relax and enjoy the sun, to get to work, to go shopping … There is no shortage of opportunities to get out your bike with the desire to wear a …

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Tips and Tricks for Bikepacking With Your Kid

Synonymous with freedom, nature and a great getaway, bikepacking is not just for the solitary cyclist looking for the magic of the great outdoors. This discipline can also turn into a family adventure and be shared with your children. But affording a bikepacking trip with children requires a little more logistics and special equipment to ensure the comfort of young and …

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How To Choose Your Bicycle Handlebars

Along with the saddle and pedals, the bicycle handlebars are one of your three points of support on the bicycle. It is also the one that has the most influence on comfort and handling. Good news: there are a large number of types of bicycle handlebars, suitable for all uses and all body types. Which bicycle handlebars to choose according …

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How To Transport Your Bicycle Lock

Bike theft is a problem. Protecting your cycle with an anti-theft device adapted to its parking conditions is the only way to fight this scourge. However, how to transport your bike lock without embarrassment? Some more solid protections are heavy or bulky which makes their transport less easy.  Fortunately, there are attachments for bike locks in order to move easily …

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How To Measure The Thread And Length of a Screw

Today, to attach parts or accessories to a bicycle, the use of screws may still be necessary. However, there are currently a large number of different screws. To find the ones you really need, you have to know how to measure them. This is particularly true of the length and thread of the screw. Screws are used to …

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How To Identify Your Bike Wheel Axle

A wheel axle: nothing could be simpler, right? A threaded rod that allows you to fix the wheel to the bike! But did you know that there are several types of wheel axles, several diameters, several threads, and several lengths? Identifying your wheel axle is essential for changing a wheel , replacing a nut, or a quick-release wheel. But also to …

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How To Install a Dynamo on a Wheel

Don’t skimp on safety and install efficient lighting on your bike! The wheel dynamo is far from obsolete: no battery, no battery to charge. Your lighting is always ready to go. Are you planning to install a bottle dynamo? We explain how to connect it in 5 steps! Step 1 – equip yourself with the necessary equipment The first …

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How To Adjust a Bicycle V-Brake

A good brake needs a good brake adjustment! Adjusting the pads, cable tension, spring tension: we explain everything to properly adjust your bicycle V Brake. What do you need to adjust a V Brake an Allen key, or a 10 key a Phillips screwdriver 1. Check runout, wheel centering, and brake condition. – Sheer and wheel centering Before adjusting a …

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How To Clean Your Hands After Fixing Your Bicycle

You can like to carry out maintenance and repairs on your bike without particularly appreciating having your hands dirty and full of grease! Workshop soap, ecological soap, grandmother’s tips based on vinegar, coconut oil, or coffee: there are many ways to clean your hands after a bicycle repair. Microbead washing paste, the ultimate workshop soap The mechanic’s …

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How To Choose a Children’s Bicycle Trailer

The beautiful days are coming again and you want to go on a family cycling adventure? Or do you plan to cut down on car use for the next school year, and want to cycle more often? In everyday life or on vacation, the baby and child bicycle trailer is a great option to continue cycling with …

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Tips For Organizing a Picnic On a Bike

Restaurants closed? Need fresh air and want to stretch your paws during a bike ride? Why not transform this moment of pleasure into a gourmet moment and organize a picnic? It’s the perfect solution to soak up the sun, see friends and family (but keep the right distance during a COVID-19 crisis!) and let the kids have fun …

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Everything You Need To Know About Bicycle Transmission

The transmission of a bicycle is a key element of a modern bicycle: this set of parts allows to advance the bicycle transforming your energy and your pedal strokes in driving force.  We present to you our complete file on the bicycle transmission: what are the elements of a transmission? How to recognize the type of transmission of your …

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