Merle Schultz

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Things I wish I'd known when I got my first bike

I got my first road bike aged 21 – I forget if it came with an instruction manual – but if it did I certainly didn’t read it. In fact, I raced it in …

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Cyclist's Guide to Finding the Perfect Chain Lube

A few drops of chain lube will keep your cranks spinning smoothly, as long you choose the right type<p><b>Consider the Weather</b> <br>If you ride on wet roads or muddy trails, you should opt for a wet chain lube, which has a thicker consistency so it won't wash away in a downpour. For more arid conditions, try …

5 cycling accessories I wouldn't want to be without

The first time I got a puncture whilst out on a ride, I was stood atop of Ditchling Beacon with no puncture repair kit, no pump, no battery on my …

How to Get Your Broken, Neglected Bike Ready for Spring (and Keep It in Shape for Next Year)

Spring is here and the nicer weather means it's time to lug your bicycle out of storage (or from underneath that tree) and go on a bike ride. Before …

A Quick-Fix Guide

25 solutions to vexing problems<p><b>EVERY TIME YOU FIX A PUNCTURE, THE NEW TUBE GOES FLAT</b><br>If the holes in the tube are on the bottom, the rim strip may be out of position, allowing the tube to get cut by the spokes. If they're on the top, there may be some small sharp object stuck in the tire. Find it by …