Maintenance

Utility Transport Lifestyle Bicycle with Kustom Double Rear Baskets

Utility Transport Lifestyle Bicycle with Kustom Double Rear Baskets 1 year in the making… Kustom Special Deluxe no. 1: Darth Cruiser On its own, the bicycle did not fulfill the utilitarian need to be able to cruise over to the noodle shop and bring some home or transport 3-4 bags of groceries back from the […]

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5 Ways to Keep Your Bicycle Chain Happy

Your chain might be one of the most important parts on your bicycle (with the exception of bearings), and without its chain your bicycle quickly becomes nothing more than an expensive paperweight, capable only of gravity-aided propulsion. In addition to being one of the most important parts on your bicycle the chain also is one […]

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Carbon Bicycle Frame Repair Service in Saraburi Thailand

A retired engineer with 20 years experience working in Seattle, U.S.A. for an aerospace industry manufacturer of carbon fiber parts has opened a local outlet in Saraburi offering carbon bicycle frame repair services. All work completed by Surazal Designs comes with a 1-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. Carbon frames are refurbished to factory standards […]

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Phuket Mobile Bike Service

Phuket Mobile Bike Service (PMBS) was born out of the necessity for fast, reliable bike servicing delivered straight to your door. Cycling in Thailand has seen a huge surge in popularity over the last few years and with so many bikes on the roads and trails there is growing demand for this type of service […]

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How to Prep Your Bike for Spring

Spring has arrived, and for many riders living in cold climates the season marks the beginning of daily biking opportunities; a perfect time to get the bike and yourself back into shape. Here in Thailand, the arrival of Spring signals the end to the best cycling weather months (Nov-Feb) and the beginning of the rainy […]

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7 Step Bicycle Pre-Ride Checklist

1.) Saddle/Seatpost height – Ensure that the bicycle seat is set at the proper height for rider, allowing nearly full extension of the leg (knee is slightly bent) when the crankarm is at the bottom of the pedal stroke. The saddle should be level, padded, and be of a sufficient size (in width) for the […]

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If it was a horse I’d shoot it!

It’s great to see so many people riding around on bikes in Thailand. But like cars and motorbikes, Bicycles need maintained and parts do need replaced. Paul was my manager when I began work at a pro bike shop in Belfast.  Bikes were afraid of Paul, especially the old ones. If a bike was at […]

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Emergency Bicycle Repairs Miles from Civilization

I must be the unluckiest rider when it comes to punctures and repairs while on a trail. I’ve been stuck in the middle of nowhere with no tubes or spare wheels, but I always ride home. Trained as a ‘Cytech Bicycle Mechanic’, I’ve got out of some sticky situations using creative ideas. Below are some […]

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Setting the ‘Sag’ on MTB Suspension Forks

The idea behind mountain bike suspension is to help isolate the rider from small to medium bumps, effectively reducing rider fatigue. When a rider is less fatigued he or she can enjoy the overall mountain biking experience, maintaining higher speeds and greater handling control for longer periods of time. Suspension also improves traction by allowing […]

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Build Your Own Bicycle Shop Workbench

Over the past weekend I managed to piece together a fairly decent bicycle shop workbench for a very good friend of mine. I thought I would take the opportunity to share some of the advice that I’ve received and learned over the years about building such a workbench. To start off, you’ll need to consider […]

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5 Easy Steps to Make Your Bike Faster

#1 – A CLEAN DRIVETRAIN PROPELS A FAST BICYCLE. The drivetrain of your bicycle translates leg power into forward motion. By keeping the entire drivetrain of your bicycle clean and well lubricated you are reducing unnecessary friction, which helps to eliminate power loss. Clean it AFTER your ride, let it completely dry, and then lube […]

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How to Maintain Different Parts of your Bicycle

Maintaining the different parts of your bike is one way to ensure that it remains in good condition for a long time. If one part of your bicycle is in bad shape, you will not enjoy your overall cycling experience in Thailand. It is therefore important to give proper care to each unique part of […]

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Clean Your Cycling Hydration Pack

If you use a hydration pack then you are already familiar with the post ride cleaning ritual that must be completed in order to keep the system free and clear of slimy black deposits. These black deposits of fungus, mold, and bacteria that eventually form if you are not diligent in keeping them at bay […]

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