Bicycle Tyre Maintenance

Bicycle Tyre Maintenance

There are two basic types of tyre: wired-on, found on most mass-produced bicycles, and tubular (often wrongly called tubeless), found on specialist racing or touring machines. With wired-on tyres the inner tube is held in place by the rim sides and by wired beads running round the edges of the tyre; with tubular tyres the…

Lubricating Bicycles

Lubricating Bicycles

To keep a bicycle running smoothly regular oiling and greasing of all rotating, pivoting and chafing parts is essential. Depending on the weather and taking into account that, unlike a car, many of the moving parts on a bicycle are exposed to the elements, a programme for lubrication would be about once a month in…