How To Repair a Carbon Bike Frame at Home

Disclaimer: I’m not an engineer or composites expert by any means. I’m just a guy that likes working on bikes and trying to figure out new things. This guide is intended to be a helpful resource for someone considering repairing their carbon frame at home. Do NOT try to repair carbon fiber handlebars, seatposts, forks, …

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Review: The Topeak Joeblow Booster Pump Can Revolutionize Your Home Bike Shop

If one tool, one product, has ever revolutionized the way I work on bikes in my home bike shop, it’s the Topeak Joeblow Booster Pump. “Half air compressor, half pump,” as the Topeak website states, the Joeblow Booster makes seating tubeless tires an absolute breeze. Before acquiring the Joeblow, I could maybe seat tubeless tires …

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Watch: Two Tips for Making Your Bike Shine

Washing your bike without a hose can be a real pain!  When my wife and I moved from North Carolina to Colorado we sacrificed our hose, so I’ve had to get creative with a way to wash my bike. My favorite way to wash bikes is in the shower, because it is a very controlled environment. It …

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Don’t have any mechanical skills? Here are 10 ways you can STILL maintain your MTB

I understand your dilemma. You’re not mechanically inclined, and your mountain bike looks dangerously close to a Rube Goldberg contraption. It has a myriad of moving parts, gears, bearings, hydraulics, and cables. Maybe you’re not comfortable working on your bike, but you don’t want the hassle of taking it to a bike shop for every little thing. …

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