Bike maintenance videos

The Bike Hub may not be open but they’re still here for you and your biking needs! This Healthy Week they’ve compiled a list of helpful video resources to help you maintain your bike, from how to wash a bike properly to adjusting your gears and brakes.

Bike maintenance videos

How to wash a bike

5-minute bike wash: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvzVRxlIUL0

30-minute bike wash: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ak4AzlUz5Q

Bike wash in a flat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z03x4psSDy8

How to remove a bike wheel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdjB_wHW0-Q

How to fix a puncture:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2sKMqB9QCg

How to adjust brakes:

Rim brakes:

Identification: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6ANuieQR4w

Road brakes:

(Older) “single-pivot” brakes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOrIVc5lG-k  

(Newer) “dual-pivot” brakes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4ay12CSF48

Mountain bike / touring / hybrid brakes:

(Rare) “U-brakes”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJeYSKUI-6A

“Cantilever” brakes (cantis): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvFira2dAPY (new threaded brake pads)

or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_tDym0G6zo (old peg brake pads)

“V-brakes”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMa9UqY9obk

Disc brakes:

How to change brake pads: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xqw0SaZl-jo

Mechanical disc brakes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmqGeLNcVIg

Hydraulic disc brakes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uk_nC9anQcM

(The Bike Hub would strongly recommend using a bike shop as a lot could go wrong with hydraulic brakes).

How to adjust gears:

Front derailleur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea03ChN-7Vg

Rear derailleur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbk5RcH0bbQ

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