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Become a member of Bicycle World and join other bicyclists looking to improve their biking skills. Anybody is welcome, from sport cyclists trekking the world over to average bikers commuting through their local neighborhoods.

Learn (and help teach others) how to perform general bike repairs and maintenance, from oiling chains, to picking the right-sized tires, to add safety lights for night commuting. This is also meant to serve as a online meeting ground for sport cyclists looking to get a little faster on their two wheels.

Checklist for new members:

- Introduce yourself.
- Ask questions in the Forum.
- Share some Inspiration.
- Post a How-To article.

Help make Bicycle World the best online community out there for everything and anything bike-related!

Also check out the Mountain Biking and BMX Worlds.

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How To : Decorate Your Bike with Fur for Burning Man

This is a Burning Man tutorial on how to add fur to your bike. Halycon's Tips guide you on the Playa and the crafting tricks for decorating your bicycle. Get your bicycle prepared for Burning Man by watching this video today! Video: .

How To : Change a tire on a folding bike

In this tutorial, we learn how to change a tire on a folding bike. First, you need to know how the bike goes together so you can take the tire off correctly. Once you have taken the tire off of the rim of the bike, you can discard with it. You can use either strong fingers or ...more

How To : Remove a wheel & 3 speed shifter from your bike

In this clip, learn how to remove a back wheel and the three speed shifter on any beach bike. This clip, hosted by Stephan, will show you specifically how to remove the Shimano Nexus Internal 3 Speed Shifter and the entire rear wheel. He will also show you how to put it back t ...more

How To : Remove the rear wheel from your bike

Don't know how to take that rear wheel off of your bike? Is the chain making things difficult? Check out this instructional cycling video that demonstrates how to remove your rear wheel if you have to change your bike tire or fix a flat. This is a VERY BASIC and non-technical ...more

How To : Remove & install a rear bicycle wheel

In this video from Intown Bicycles, demonstrates how to easily remove and to reinstall a rear bicycle wheel from a bicycle equipped with a quick release axle. There are three different common types of bicycle braking systems, and you will learn first how to disengage each of t ...more

How To : Cut spokes to build a bike wheel

Assemble tools and materials. You'll need a rim, a hub, and the proper length spokes and spoke nipples. You'll need a wheel truing stand, a spoke wrench, a flat screwdriver, and medium weight oil. A spoke tensiometer, a dishing tool and a nipple driver are optional. Place the ...more

How To : Install an LED light on your bicycle.

Safety is important. If you are going to be riding a bike at night, make sure you are wearing light colored clothing and that you have lights. Lights help cars and other cyclists see you in the dark so you stay safe. You Will Need • LED bike light • A bicycle Step 1: Instal ...more

How To : Build a bicycle wheel

Building bicycle wheels is done in multiple steps, including placing the spokes, and truing the wheel. Learn how to build a bicycle wheel in this free video series. Part 1 of 13 - How to Build a bicycle wheel. Build a bicycle wheel - Part 2 of 13. Click through to watch this v ...more

How To : Change gears on a bicycle

This how-to video demonstrates the process of switching gears on a bicycle. Depending on the number of chains and hubs, your bike will have a varying number of gears. You should be aware of the terrain and make sure you are in the appropriate gear. Don't change gears under pow ...more

How To : Fix a bike flat without a patch kit

Show the world just how resourceful you are next time you get a flat bike tire. With the help of some local plant life and some gusto you too can ride your bike to safety without the help of a standard repair kit. You’re miles from home with a flat and reach for your trusty p ...more

How To : Adjust SRAM internal 3 speed hubs on your bike

In this tutorial, learn how to adjust multi-speed internal hubs on your beach bike. This particular video is for SRAM hubs, so make sure you are adjusting the right one. Pete from BeachBikes.com will walk you through everything you need to know to get started with your tune up!

A Restaurant on Two Wheels : The DIY Taco Bike

Serious Eats' latest Meet and Eat features Todd Barricklow, creator of the Taco Bike, an eco-friendly alternative to the fast growing food truck industry. The 200+ pound bike is equipped with a propane tank, three sectioned griddle, water tank, heat exchanger, wash sink, waste ...more

How To : Install a seat post

This is a video tutorial in the Sports category where you are going to learn how to install a seat post on your bike. This is pretty easy. But, it's important that you get proper measurements for the inside and the outside diameter of the tube using a caliper. Now find the cor ...more

How To : Install a bicycle computer

PerformanceBikes will show you how to install a bicycle computer. Whether you have a simple computer or a more advanced computer you be able to see the basic instructions. Start by reading the instruction, install the handle bell mounts, install the wireless transmitter. You t ...more

How To : Fix a flat bike tire without tools

Simple instructions for doing a simple bike repair when you are on the road and don't have your tools. This vide shows how to take the tire off your bike rim without using tire levers. Our host demonstrates on a completely flat tire, and shows us how to leverage off the beads ...more

How To : Maintain good cadence while pedaling a bicycle

There's more to pedaling than meets the eye. This how-to video offers some advice for keeping up a good cadence, or rotations per minute. Many unexperienced cyclists will pedal slowly at a high gear, but this will just wear the rider out quickly. Too quick pedaling will cause ...more

Lube No More : Chainless Bike Operates With Pulley System

The forefront of bike technology has delivered bikes without hubs, bikes as flexible as Gumby, and invisible steering. The latest to enter the field rethinks the bicycle chain. As in... who needs it? Schwinn Csepel Zrt. have designed the "Stringbike", a bicycle powered by ste ...more

How To : Build a DIY bicycle basket

Moving cargo on bikes is not commonly done in America, but in the rest of the world people carry their whole lives on their bikes with ingenious storage methods. If your bike doesn't even have a basket, watch this video to learn how to make one yourself and make your bike much ...more

How To : Build a bicycle wheel

This is a five part series on how to build a bicycle wheel. It will cover lacing and truing a wheel. There is nothing like crafting something with your bare hands, especially if that something is a bike wheel. There is something inherently rewarding and zen like about wheel bu ...more

How To : Customize your bike with a Pringles can pipe

It's amazing what you can do with a Pringles can! So many things, and if you own a bicycle, that Pringles can attract some serious babes! This video tutorial was an entry for the P&G Pringles Sustainability Challenge, made at Wunderman, UK. Learn how to customize your bike wi ...more

How To : Change a bike tire or tube

In this tutorial, we learn how to change a bike tire or tube. First, you will want to take the wheel off of the bike entirely. Then, remove the cap from the wheel and take off the nuts. Release any remaining air, then remove the retaining washers. Now use a lever to remove the ...more

How To : Make your own single speed or fixie bike crank

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a single speed bike crank. You will need: chain ring bolt tool, large screwdriver, Allen wrench, file, hacksaw, vise, and crank set with 2 ring. First, grab your chain ring bolts and cut about 3mm off of the end. If the nut moves while yo ...more

How To : Tape your bicycle handlebars

Wrapping your bike's handlebars with bar tape might not sound like a complicated enterprise but it's much trickier than you might expect. Fortunately, this video presents a complete overview of the bar-wrapping process and will help you to a achieve a finished, even wrap every ...more

How To : Fix squeaky bike brakes

Squeak, squeak, squeak… SQUEAK! How annoying. Squeaky brakes on your bicycle. An idyllic bike ride can quickly be ruined by those squeaky bike brakes. Here’s a checklist of common squeaky brake culprits and how to fix them. You Will Need * Clean rags * An oil-free cleaner * A ...more

How To : Properly tune a multi-speed bicycle

Make sure you take good care of your new bike. Just like a car, every once in a while you will need to tune up your bicycle. In this tutorial, Pete, the mechanic at Beachbikes.com, explains how to tune a multi speed bicycle. In this video he properly tunes a Shimano 7 Speed D ...more

How To : Adjust the front derailleur on a bicycle

If you bike is shifting poorly, you may need to adjust your front derailleur. That's not good, because the front derailleur is not the easiest part of the bike to adjust. Fortunately, this video is here to help. It will show you how to adjust your front derailleur, restoring t ...more

How To : Tune a Shimano Internal 3 Speed bicycle

Make sure you keep your bike in top shape by tuning it every once in a while. In this video, learn how to properly tune your 3 speed beach bike so that it runs safe and smooth all summer long. In this clip, Pete, the Beachbikes.com mechanic, shows us how to tune a Shimano Nex ...more

How To : Remove the rear wheel of a bicycle

Bill D, lead tech at All 3 Sports, shows you how to remove the rear wheel of a bicycle in a few easy steps. This task is daunting to most triathletes around the world. First, always make sure that your chain is on the smallest cog in the rear wheel and the front sprocket. Rele ...more

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