How To

How to remove and fit pedals

For a lot of cyclists, pedals are a personal thing. There are a few different types to choose from depending on the kind of riding you do and, for this reason, many bikes are sold without pedals. Even if your bike does come with some pedals, they’ll be removed to pack the bike for shipping.

Each pedal axle is threaded at the end, and your crank arms have threaded holes. Simple, right? It’s not an intimidating task, but here’s some advice to make things easier and make sure you avoid damaging your pedals or cranks.

27 November 2017

How to fix a puncture in 8 steps

Punctures are a fact of life. Being able to fix them out on the road means you can get back on your bike and keep riding without worrying. So what are you waiting for? Read this guide to learn how it's done.

27 November 2017

Top tips to get sportive ready

If you haven’t ridden a sportive before, you might find yourself feeling a bit daunted by the prospect. Worry not! We’ve put together some of our top tips to help you get through your first sportive without a hitch.

27 November 2017

How to lock your bike

One of the great things about bikes is that it’s so easy to jump on and be away! However, that’s also one of their downfalls – it’s a real shame, but there are some anti-social types who would love to be away with a bike that they haven’t bought. That’s why it’s so important to get yourself a decent lock and to use it properly. Read this post to find out how.

24 November 2017

What’s the best way to carry my luggage to work on a bike?

Discover the most practical ways to carry your work bags on your bike during your commute to and from the office with Cycle Republic.

24 November 2017

How to clean your bike

If you get out and ride your bike, it won’t stay clean for long. Neglect it and you’ll soon find that your drivetrain suffers and parts start wearing out more quickly, and who wants to be riding around on a filthy bike?

23 November 2017

Getting your bike ready for winter

We’re sorry. Someone had to say it eventually. Winter’s on the way, and it’s time to start thinking about getting our bikes ready for riding through the colder months. Read this post for some tips to help point you in the right direction.

5 October 2017

Essential winter maintenance: How to clean your chain quickly and easily using a chain cleaner

The first thing to get worn is usually your chain. However, a worn chain fits badly in the teeth of your cassette and chainrings, and leads to both of those getting worn quickly, too. Looking after your chain means that all of your drivetrain lasts much longer, and you save some cash!

5 October 2017