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How to tune a rear derailleur

Tuning derailleurs have always intimidated me. Everytime that I mess with them, I make it worse. So I turned to RL, our resident master wrench, for some advice. Here’s the basic procedure with illustrations. We used the Ibex Trophy with a Shimano Deore LX derailleur. Your bike maybe different but the same principle applies. First, […]

How to Remove a Freewheel Cassette

There are alot of bikes out on the roads and trails that use older style Freewheel cassettes. These are a bit different because you don’t use a chain whip to remove them off the wheel. Basically you take your cassette removal tool, place it in a vice. Remove the axle nuts off the wheel. Place […]

Paratrooper Saddle Bag

I was needing a saddle bag of the Paratrooper. I knew that they range anywhere from $20 – $30. I thought to myself, why not save a couple of bucks and make one. Today was a slow day at work. This gave me the perfect opportunity to make a one. All materials I used were […]

How To Save Money By Using a Penny!

A while ago we reviewed the Genuine Innovations Tire Inflation Wallet. We thought it was a pretty cool device that could get someone back on the road in no time. The only problem with it is the cost of replacement CO2 cartridges. The inflator uses a 16 gram cartridge and most sporting goods store only […]

Got a Mechanical Question?

Do you want to learn how to fix certain things on your bike but you’re not quite sure how to do it? Guess what, CommuteByBike has partnered up with RPM Cyclery and a few local mechanics to provide us some techinical help on how to work on your bike. We’ve even created a new category […]

How To SLIME Presta Valve Tubes

For the most part putting Slime into presta valves was a bit of a mystery for most consumers. But you’d be surprised to know that you could actually get it done for half the price it would have cost to buy 1 pre-Slimed tube. I went back to Jax Bicycle Center in Fullerton to get […]