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Bike Makes Me Happy – Seoul (South Korea)

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BienVelo – Malmo (Sweden)

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Bicycle Store – Paris (France)

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(bicyclestore.fr)

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PunkBikes – Cardiff (UK)

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48×17 cycles – Athens (Greece)

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Deus Cycleworks – Milan (Italy)

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ZioBici – Rome (Italy)

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“Everyones cleaning box should contain an old toothbrush or 2 – The perfect tool for cleaning inbetween the cages in front mechs, cleaning pivot points or even cleaning the little nooks and crannies around brake calipers – All without jamming your finger and cutting yourself.
We use a little pot such as in old jelly/yogurt pot to hold the degreaser for the brush, very little waste then.
Hell – go pro and use an electric one!!!”
Bristol Cycle Shack – Bristol (UK)

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“Fixed-gear skidding:
Riders need to check ‘chain tension’ more often than other bicycles due to this factor…
It would be great if you have a ‘chain checker’ but it’s ok to check with a inch-tapeline. There are 16 tiny markings for each 1 inch:
1. Place the ‘0’ marker of the tape line at the middle of a chain pin.
2. Count 12 chain pins and measure to the middle.
→ It’s good if the marking is under 6 inches and 1/16 at the middle of 12th chain pin.
→ Change your chain if the marking is over 6 inches and 1/16 at the middle of 12th chain pin.
→ Change your chain and also the chainring if the marking is over 6 inches and 1/8 at the middle of 12th chain pin.”
Constantine Bikes – Seoul (Korea)

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“Customers often ask me what can they do to prevent big overhauls, and so, big invoices.
Well, actually, it is quite easy and won’t take you more than 15 min each time, once a week you have to:

– Clean the brake surfaces of the rim with degreaser. This way, you will reduce the wear of your brake pads and your rims.

– Clean your chain. Poor some degreaser in a clean rag,  grab your chain and make it turn backwards. Repeat as long as needed to get it clean.
Let it dry. When it is clean, lub it right! I advise to use an oilcan with sticky lube to be more precise and reduce noises.

– Inflate your tires to the correct pressure.

Next to this, try to bring your bicycle every 3 months to a bicycle shop in order to change what’s needed at the right time.
Ride safe! ”
Brussels Bike Co - Brussels (Belgium)

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“Wipe your chain down thoroughly after lubing it up. Any external oil will attract dirt and grit, and create a sandpaper paste that will wear down your components right quick.
If you can’t be bothered, use a dry lube, and reapply after it rains – dry lube isn’t as sticky as wet lube, but it washes off easily. Great for when you don’t have time to clean your chain.”
London Bike Kitchen – London (UK)

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“Store a Mountain Bike with the suspension-fork legs pointed up so the oil can flow down and keep the foam rings under the seals well lubricated.”
Epic Mountain Bike – Lalitpur (Nepal)

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“When buying you first bike, most people are afraid to invest. Unfortunately a good bike will cost you some money.
Don’t be fooled by the brand of the bike.
Famous bike brands will almost always make a cheap line of bikes, which will have the same poor quality as a unknown brands of the same price range.
On cheap bikes they will make compromises to keep the price low, this will result in more service costs on the long term and eventually less bike fun!”
Velofixer – Brussels (Belgium)

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“On a fixed-gear bike, always use locktite 243 to fix the cog on the hub. Put a thin layer underneath the cog and lockring then thighten it. Never use grease instead!”
Bajnok – Budapest (Hungary)

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To remove pedals you must know 2 basic rules: The left pedal is reverse-threaded which means you must turn clockwise to loosen it, the right pedal is regular-threaded which means you must turn anti-clockwise to loosen it.
An easy trick is that indipendant of which side – left or right pedal, place the crankarm upwards and then turn the wrench (also positioned upwards) towards the rear of the bicycle!

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“To know when it is time to change your chain, you must take it off and try to bend it as shown… A new chain will only bend very slightly back and forth.
Using an old chain can cause damage to the teeth both of the chain ring and also the rear sprocket.
When you replace your chain with a new “half-link” chain, you must remember to instal it in the right direction (inner link forwards – outer link behind).
It will not give any mechanical problems if mounted in reverse, but can be noisy and sound wrong!”
360 Bicycles – Barcelona (Spain)

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“Our big tip for urban riders is take your time and enjoy the ride. Don’t get caught up in the frustrations that people in cars stuck in traffic try and project on to you. You’re riding a bike! Its probably the most fun part of your day if you’re commuting to work. And be extra nice to pedestrians, they are our friends.”
The Hackney Peddler – London (UK)

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“3 point safety check before riding a Fixie:
1- check tyre pressure
2- check chain tension
3- check pedal strap/clip/cleat
Happy riding!”

Whippet Cycling Co. – Johannesburg (South Africa)

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“Tool engagement is an important and overlooked basic mechanical skill that will save you from the frustration of stripped bolts and damaged tools. The principle is simple: take the time to make sure your tools are fully and securely engaged with the part you are adjusting before applying any pressure.
If necessary, modify your hand position to hold the tool in place where it meets the bike while applying pressure to the lever with your other hand.”
Haven Cycles – Brooklyn, NY (USA)

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“Removable valve cores can be incredibly useful for installing some cheeky tubeless sealant to prevent punctures or valve extensions for those with deeper-than-the-ocean rims, but they can also ruin your day! If you’ve ever had to fix a flat mid-ride, only to find your new tube is going down ever-so-slowly, don’t be so hasty to get fed up and pull the thing off to check for punctures – it might just be your core.
Try to turn the middle section of your valve (just below the part you’d normally undo to pump the tube up) clockwise to tighten it, and if it moves at all you may have just fixed your “flat” without so much as removing a wheel. Pump back up to pressure and ride away!”
Treadly Bike Shop – Adelaide (Australia)

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“Safety in the city: Each cycling terrain needs a specific kind of bicycle, but sometimes we go too far trying to find the perfect bike.
On the other hand, in the city many people use bicycles that aren’t adapt to urban terrain, thinking that quality is unnecessary and that the bikes can easily be damaged or stolen.
Unfortunately cycling in urban areas is not always easy, due to poor road surfaces, cobbled stones, pot holes, slippery tram lines or drain covers etc.
One simple solution is to use a bicycle that permits the use of a larger tyre like the “Baloon”, available in 700×52 and 26” x 2.10. This gives more surface traction and having more air in the tyre gives a little suspension and therefore a more comfortable ride!”
Equilibrio Urbano – Milan (Italy)

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“Every bike has some kind of bearings. It’s also very common that people ignore badly working bearings in their bikes and notice them just when the mechanic has told them.
There’s many kind of bearings, but they all have the same basic idea, to make sure that things roll smoothly with as less friction as possible.
They all need some grease to work well and it’s very important that they are just on the right tightness – not too loose when they will wobble or too tight when they will get stuck.
When good quality bearings are well serviced, they can work perfectly over decades!

But the most important of all, love your bike and show it.
When your love is sincere, you will also notice all his/her mechanical needs easily.”
Helsinki Underground Bike Shop – Helsinki (Finland)

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