How To Fix or Replace a Bent Derailleur Hanger in 6 Steps [With Video Guide]

A broken or bent derailleur hanger is a much more common bike maintenance issue than you might think.

As an experienced bike mechanic, I have had to fix many, and always recommend carrying a spare. In this article, I’m going to tell you everything you need to know when it comes to fixing and replacing derailleur hangers.

How To Shift Gears On A Bike

Approaching a steep incline, you instinctively reach for the bike’s gears, knowing what to shift to to accommodate climbing a hill. But if you’re a beginner, you might be wondering how to shift gears on a bike.

Not just in terms of the physical act of gear shifting on a bicycle, but why you should do it, when you should do it, and how to fully understand the mechanics of gear shifting on a bike.

How To Adjust Front Derailleurs In 6 Steps: Ultimate Guide To Front Derailleur Adjustment [With Video Guide]

One job that many cyclists struggle to get right is front derailleur adjustment. Typically it is set up when you buy a bike, and rarely after do you find yourself having to mess with it. There will be a time when learning this skill will come in handy though. 

How To Adjust Derailleurs On A Bike in 4 Steps [With Pictures]

Nothing is more frustrating on a bike than gears that just won’t behave. However, problematic gear shifting doesn’t have to mean a costly trip to your local bike shop. Learning how to adjust derailleurs on a bike is one of the most worthwhile bike maintenance skills a cyclist can learn. Once you’ve mastered how to … Read more

The Bike Derailleur Explained: Everything You Need To Know

Your rear bike derailleur is very exposed to the elements, so it should be no surprise that it can go wrong from time to time. If your derailleur is bent, poorly adjusted, or just a bit old, you will not get precise and accurate shifting when you need it. You can adjust your bike derailleur … Read more

The Bike Drivetrain Explained

If you’re new to cycling, you might’ve overheard more experienced cyclists chatting about replacing or upgrading parts of their bike’s “drivetrain”. But what is a bike drivetrain, and what different bike parts does it include? To help you get to grips with your bicycle drivetrain, we’ll be covering: Ready for the lowdown on drivetrain bike … Read more