Maintenance and Mods

Being the cheapskates that we are, we really don't like paying people to fix or maintain our bikes for us and have had to learn to do it all ourselves. With more than 30 years experience apiece, we like to think we recognise one end of a spanner from the other and, on a good day, can even distinguish between an allen key and a chainwhip. Here are our maintenance articles (and if there isn't one covering the job you need to know about, e-mail us and we'll see what we can do)...

Winterproof Your Bike
Part 1 - The Chain
Part 2 - The Headset
Part 3 - The Rest

Building up a basic tool kit

Fitting a 1 1/8" threadless stem to a 1" threaded steerer