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**How To

What tyres?

A tyres rubber quality makes more of a difference than most people think, which is why a £35 tyre will behave differently to a £10...

What tyres?
**How To

Creaky cranks?

Cranks have a tapered, square hole which mates onto a matching square taper on the bottom bracket axle.

Creaky cranks?
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Dodgy disc brakes

The lever seems to be working fine, it stops about halfway back from the bar but the bike just kind of slows down. Are disc...

Dodgy disc brakes
**How To

Sitting Comfortably?

"My bum hurts!" is probably the number one complaint of new cyclists

Sitting Comfortably?
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Brass Monkey Weather

Winter is around the corner, and it usually has a pretty hefty sting in it's tail.

Brass Monkey Weather
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DIY Lights

Though there are a stack of lights on the market, it's possible to build up your own bike-light kit from readily available parts

DIY Lights
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Glucose you, sir?

The sun is baking down threatening to melt your head off. You’re coming to the end of a long ride. You feel thirsty and hungry....

Glucose you, sir?
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Get fit for touring

Whenever a touring expedition is planned there is usually a lot of preparation involved

Get fit for touring
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Psychology

Picture the scene. The start of a race, maybe it’s your first or maybe it’s your hundredth. You look around at all the flash bikes,...

Psychology
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To drink or not to drink

It’s getting to the time of year when the weather starts to get that much hotter. Exercising in the heat can have a dramatic effect...

To drink or not to drink
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Learning to ride

The popular saying has it that: “It’s as easy as riding a bike.”  Great, but what if you can’t, and you want to?  You could...

Learning to ride
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