How I did it: I procrastinated on this goal for quite a while, but very happy I completed it. First I made sure I had the tools I needed including hex lugs, adjustable wrench, and a few small screwdrivers for the brake and gear adjustments. Some lubrication oil is also needed to keep gears, chains, and cable clean.
Since I did not know anything about how to do anything other than change a tire, I watched a lot of youtube videos on bike maintenance to learn the proper way to adjust the brakes, gears, and even how to wrap the handlebars with new tape.
Here is everything I did:
Lubricated Chains and Cables
Put new tape on handlebars (you can see in the pic!)
I also did the same on my son's bike and changed the front tire tube. Read how I did it… 9 months ago
I finally got the picture from my son’s mobile phone, so here I am at Pio Pico State Park where the last Mexican Governor of California lived just down the road from Los Angeles. This means the building I’m standing in front of was the Governor’s mansion back in the 1800’s! After a ride on the Metro train, we rode 12 miles up the Rio Hondo River trail and another 10 miles down the San Gabriel River trail plus 3 miles to and from our house. We were pretty tired and sore, but it was a great ride!
My bike chain came loose twice during the trip and the rear brake still will not release from time to time. I still need some minor adjustments, but I think my bike is fixed enough to ride! 9 months ago
I am planning on doing a bike ride with some friends in a week so I need to get the bike fixed. One reason I don’t want to go to a bike shop is because all the things I want to do I would like to learn how to do myself. I will see if I can do one or two things a day on the bike to break up the other chores I need to finish. 10 months ago
Rode it a few times. will ride more in the fall/ 15 months ago
This was my dad’s old bike which I brought home after I moved him. The bike has been sitting, but now since my old bike ran away, I would like to get this bike into running condition.
My to do list:
*Raise handle bars
*Align front brakes
*Align rear brakes
*New handle bar tape
*Check shifting. 18 months ago
hope this time it gets well done as last time service was so bad I am just afraid people here just want to take advantage of your money. 18 months ago
Handlebars to be raised and rotated, tires to be inspected and tubes repaired.
Due out May 8th. 19 months ago
So i removed the broken screw that was stuck in the crank bit. Going to make a trip up to Halfords to get a new screw for the crank(hopefully) and a new back tire. fun times! 2 years ago
I’ll make a start on this tonight. 2 years ago
I know next to nothing about fixing bikes so I watched a couple of youtube videos. I need to replace my back inner tube and then I think I’ll be okay. Hopefully thats all it needs. 2 years ago