Tyre blown fix with a rag wrapped around the tube

Roadside tyre repairs can sometimes be achieved with cloth or a rag or any other stretch resistant membrane or fabric. A puncture can’t always be fixed with just a patch! Occasionally it can be the case that the fabric structure of the tyre has ripped or failed...

Snapped derailleur gear hanger roadside repair solutions

This is the snapped derailleur gear hanger tutorial to complement our growing list of emergency roadside repair solutions. If you snap your gear hanger, the mechanism that changes the gears will dangle off the back of the bike. The chain will no longer track the rear...

Snapped spoke roadside repair without spare parts

Using simple tools you can make a roadside repair without spare parts so a snapped spoke wont stop your ride. By loosening the apposing spoke with either pliers, a screw driver or a spoke key you can balance the wheel laterally. This will allow the wheel to roll...

Front gear repair with a twig when your gear cable snaps.

This guide is to show you how to complete a front gear repair with a twig when your gear cable snaps. Your front gear cable could fail for any reason and the mechanism will shift the chain to the smallest chainring. This annoying problem won’t end your ride. It...

Grilled Bear Bike Repair bodge jobs in emergencies

  Grilled Bear Bike Repair bodge jobs for emergencies. When things go wrong when you’re out and about on your bike it doesn’t always have to be the end of your day. Some problems like the ones listed below can be ‘bodged’ in the short term...

Wheel building – The Hub

Wheel building – The Hub Wheel building is a rewarding skill to master. Possibly the simplest way to start is to buy a very cheep wheel from your local shop and use it for practice. By disassembling and then rebuilding it you can learn the basics of wheel lacing...