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Video: Bike maintenance Pt 3 – How to keep your bike's wheels round, tight and true

Your bike's wheels are supposed to be round and true, keeping them that way makes for a more efficient and comfortable ride, here's how to do it

If the wheels on your bike aren't round they won't go round so easily making your bike less efficient in terms of speed, handling and comfort. Really poorly maintained wheels are dangerous. Luckily keeping your wheels in tip, top condition is relatively easy with a little know how.

In the third of our cycle maintenance videos Cycle Surgery chief mechanic, Andrew Brown talks us through how to keep the spokes on your wheel correctly tensioned either using a wheel jig or in the bike frame itself, how to replace a broken spoke, and when replacing a wheel is better than tr

The whole series of our bike maintenance videos is available now on Youtube to help you get to grips with the essentials of keeping your bike running efficiently all year round. 

How to Clean and Lube Your Bike for Maximum Cycling Efficiency
How to Get the Best from Your Bike's Brakes
How to Keep Your Bike's Wheels Round, Tight and True
How to Adjust Your Bike's Gears for Maximum Shifting Performance
How to Choose the Right Gear Ratios for You and Your Bike
How to Cure Your Bike's Creaks and Squeaks
How to Choose and Set Up the Right Tyres for Your Bike

Tony has been editing cycling magazines and websites since 1997 starting out as production editor and then deputy editor of Total Bike, acting editor of Total Mountain Bike and then seven years as editor of Cycling Plus. He launched his first cycling website - the Cycling Plus Forum at the turn of the century. In 2006 he left C+ to head up the launch team for Bike Radar which he edited until 2008, when he co-launched the multi-award winning road.cc - which he continues to edit today. His favourite ride is his ‘commute’ - which he does most days inc weekends and he’s been cycle-commuting since 1994. His favourite bikes are titanium and have disc brakes.

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