Fettling

its not just big expensive bikes that need fixing!

Or in other words: maintaining your bike!

Mountain bikes get a lot of rough treatment and so usually need more mechanical attention than most bicycles. There are always loads of questions on all aspects of bike maintenence in the letters pages of bike magazines and on online forums. I am not a trained mechanic and have never worked in a bike shop but I do as much maintainence as possible on my bikes. I therefore decided to add this section to the site. As I do maintainence on my bikes I will record my methods and publish them here.

Bike maintainence is not rocket science. If I can do it, you probably can! :)

A library of Manufacturers Manuals is also available. This includes many no longer available service and owner guides.

All the stuff that keeps you pedalling.

Drivechain fettling

Stuff you use to keep your bike pointing in the right direction.

Controls fettling

A hub, a rim and some spokes.

What could possibly go wrong?

;)

Wheel fettling

Things that make you go Boing!

Suspension fettling