In this review we will be looking at all the bike lube products that I have used, from wet lube, dry lube to wax based. All the lube reviewed here have been tested extensively over many months of use, in all conditions from sunshine to thunderstorms, off road and on road. This is mostly my personal opinion, I don't have any scientific tests to back up my claims, but I can certainly say that if I had done a lab test it would only back my claims.
This how to will give you an idea about building your own Time Trial bike from scratch. I have started my blog post following my thought process from selecting the frame, components and the process of ordering a Chinese carbon frame. You can start reading from the beginning here or jump straight in if you are keen to see the build process of this TT bike.
In this How-To we will look at how to replace or install a new chain on your bicycle in a few simple steps. This How-To can be used on all kinds of bicycles, road bikes, mountain bikes etc. Before you start to replace your chain, first you should check if you actually need to replace it, I have already written a tip on how to check your chain ware here but if you want to be sure you should get yourself a chain checker tool.
Triathlon NSW Club Championships for 2014 was held in Forster. This is one of the biggest triathlon events in NSW, this event is unique in that athletes compete for their Club rather than as an individual. For this year, it was my first time to represent Warringah Triathlon Club. Warraingah is the defending champ with nearly less than half the number of athletes competing for the club than they had in 2013. I went in to the competition with the intention of making an impact for the club win.
On a clear Sunday morning I took part in the North Head Triathlon, organised by Warringah Triathlon Club (WTC). This was the first time that I took my new bike out on a race. The bike has been on many trial runs since it was completed but it needs to be put in a race situation to see how it handles and performs under some hard riding.
Champ and I take turns organising our monthly weekend outings. The Australian Day long weekend was my turn and I decided to go camping in the bush. What better way to celebrate Australia Day than camping amongst the eucalyptus to the sound of laughing kookaburras and the distinct smell that surrounds a bush dunny.
This How-To can be used on road bikes with Shimano rear derailleurs whether you are installing a new derailleur or adjusting your dysfunctional derailleur. This guide can be used on most Shimano derailleurs with some small variance on some models but the principle of installing and adjustments are the same.
If you are looking at tuning your shifting performance or to re-index your gears or performing a maintenance on your rear derailleur, disconnect your gear cable, turn in your barrel adjustment and jump on to Step 2.
This article will provide you with a clear understanding on how your brakes work and how to use them most effectively including emergency stops, braking while cornering and how to master your brakes.
Before we get started with how to use your brakes, first we must understand how it works. Currently there are three major kinds of bicycle brakes