Importance Of A Shakedown Bike Tour

A shakedown bike tour is an important part of preparing for a long distance bicycle trip. It’s a chance to ensure that you have all the necessary gear and know-how before embarking on your big adventure. My Recent Shakedown Ride Its April 2023, and I’m preparing for a 6 week cycling trip around Iceland. It’s … Read more

Bike Valve Types – Presta And Schrader Valves

The two main bicycle valve types are Presta and Schrader valves. Here’s a look at the difference between Presta and Schrader bike valves. So, you thought that all types of bicycle valve stems were the same? Think again, because there’s two different standard bike valve types out there! Bike Valve Types – Presta and Schrader … Read more

How to fix a leaking Schrader Valve

If you have a leaky Schrader valve on your bicycle, it is likely the valve core is damaged, loose, or a small piece of dirt is preventing it from closing fully. This guide on how to troubleshoot Schrader valve core issues, what to look for, and how to fix them might save you from throwing … Read more

Why does my chain keep falling off?

If your bike chain keeps falling off it may be because it is too loose, however there are several other reasons for chain jams and slips. Is your bike chain falling off? Everybody’s bike chain comes off at some point, whether you are a road cyclist, on a long distance bike tour,  and especially if … Read more