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.
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.