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

Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.