Bike first aid – Green City Events

Whilst the humble bicycle provides us with exceedingly cost-effective transport, they do need some tender, loving care from time to time to keep them running well. Fortunately, Cardiff is well catered for in terms of bike maintenance training, with not just Cycle Training Wales but Pedal Power too, offering courses at various levels. However, if you fancy a quick primer, Green City Events and Cycle Training Wales have you covered. Our friends from Cycle training Wales will teach you a selection of basic bike maintenance to make sure your bike is safe and working at its best. You’ll start with … Continue reading Bike first aid – Green City Events

Indexing your rear derailleur

One of the most common issues you’ll experience whilst out and about on the bike is that your gears start to misbehave, jump about or not shift up or down when you ask them to. Unless you are blessed with an electronic group set like Shimano’s Di2 system, your gears are going to be controlled by cables. Unfortunately, over time these cables can stretch, fray and drag muck and grit into the plastic cable outer, meaning that they no longer work as efficiently as they should. If you’ve just bought a new bike, or recently had your gear cables serviced, you’re … Continue reading Indexing your rear derailleur