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Cycling App of the Week: Haynes Bike Repair Guide

Haynes' car and motorcycle manuals and their Bike Book are pretty much ubiquitous for anyone who needs to fix their vehicle, and now there's an app version of the Bike Book for cyclists...

We don't really do app of the week every week any more, but when a super useful one comes along we'll revive the feature.... and you don't get much more useful than the Haynes Bike Repair Guide, featuring all the info you need to fix your steed on your mobile!

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What is it?

Simply, everything you need in one place to perform most bike maintenance tasks. There are step-by-step tutorials including videos for all the jobs, and it's also updated with fresh content each month. 

Walk-throughs of tasks performed pre-ride include checking the front hubs, checking the cockpit, frame checks and a drivetrain inspections, and there are detailed installation and repair instructions for every part of your bike from chainrings, to bottom brackets to truing your wheels. There are over 40,000 words and dozens of videos featured in the guide.

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How can it help me?

As explained above, it will help you to perform bike maintenance tasks by providing the information in a format that is easy to follow. The 'Get Me Home!' section may prove particularly useful if you have a catastrophic failure on the road, with instructions for performing an emergency inner tube fix, how to single-speed your bike and how to fix buckled wheels for a temporary fix. 

What makes it unique?

There are other bike repair apps available and there are plenty of handy tips in's How To section of course... but Haynes' authority coupled with the one-stop-shop appeal of this app makes it one of the most convenient out there. 

Where can I get it? 

The Haynes Bike Repair Guide is available for iPhone and Android, priced at £2.99 on both platforms. You can also check out the Haynes Repair Manual website here if you want a physical copy of their Bike Book. 

Arriving at in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.  

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ktache | 4 years ago
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£2.99 seems like a bargain.

but I'm still using a seemingly indestructable quite dumb builders phone.  Though the battery does seem to last a week...

As I understand it their car manuals were it.

The Park Tools repair website has always been excellent for me.

Drinfinity replied to ktache | 4 years ago
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I've had a few paper Haynes manuals. The value in them for me is the very model specific detail - where to find the grub screw to pull off the panel to access the circlip to pull out the cotter pin to release the cover to change the headlamp kind of thing. 

For general maintenance, there are plenty of resources for free - BC, or Park tools, or just ask on here. For the details on what order to fit the shims on the latest bottom bracket standard, or how to strip a particular dropper post, then it has to be YouTube or google the manufacturer's service documents.

Assembly is the reverse of removal.

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