Are you forever getting punctures on your road bike? If this is you then read on.
You see, very often road bike punctures are caused by the rim tape inside the rim not protecting the tube properly. If you use module type rims (they're the rims with the two layers of alloy with space between the two walls), then never ever use rubber rim tapes on these rims. What you will find is that with the high pressures you use on the road bike the tube will sink into the cavity of the mod…

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Correct tyre pressure for road and mountain bike cycling is essential. If you have the incorrect tyre pressure in your bike you have to expect problems.

For a road bike with 700c high-pressure wheels, the correct pressure will be around 100 to 120 psi. For a mountain bike being ridden in the bush the tyre pressure will be anywhere from 35 to 60 psi.

On a road bike, read the sidewall of your tyre. There you will find the manufacturer's tyre pressure recommendation. It will say…

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When riding in a group on the road it is important to be able to see what is coming up. As you already know, riding in a closely-knit pack with other cyclists on the road is by far and away much easier than riding alone. But it does present its own hazards.

You need to be able to see if there are any potholes, parked cars, etc., that could jeopardise your safety. That is you need to be able to see what lies ahead on the road. Often this is not easy if you are following 30 or…

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Have you ever been sitting at the traffic lights on your bike, trying in vain to get them to change to green? Try as you might, nothing seems to work. You jump up and down on those pads under the bitumen that set the lights off, but still they stay RED.

Well here is the answer....You see, those pads that you can see under the bitumen that trigger the lights off are not pressure sensitive at all. They do not rely on the weight of the car to set them off, but rather they work b…

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When you are climbing a steep ascent in the bush on your mountain bike you need to move your weight forward on the bike. This is to avoid the front wheel from lifting off the ground.

The trick here is that if you move too far forward on the bike, your rear wheel can then slip and you can lose traction for a second, then you will be walking up the climb.

So it is all a matter of compromise and weight distribution. When you are ascending a steep climb, you need to make a few ju…

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