Video workshop: How to tune your gears and brakes

With former Team GB pro mechanic Spike Taylor

Welcome to BikeRadar's bike maintenance video series, produced in conjunction with Unior tools, British Cycling and Cycling Plus.

In part one, former Team GB pro mechanic Spike Taylor - who now runs Pro Tool School bike mechanic courses - shows you how to tune your brakes and gears, one of the most common questions asked by the home bike mechanic.

Spike covers how to change and align brake shoes, adjusting brake cable tension and adjusting the indexing on your gears so that your shifting is clean.

Over the next few months we'll be featuring more mechanics tips, which are also part of a new cycle maintenance DVD that will be available with an upcoming of Cycling Plus.


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