Help my bike is broken! Top 3 online bicycle repair resources

If you want to find out how to fix a bike you have no need to go running to a professional repair shop if you harness the power of the internet! There are a lot of online bicycle repair sites out there desperately wanting your attention but I recommend you try the following three which have worked really well for me.

Bicycle Tutor Screenshot Bicycle Tutor

Bicycle Tutor which is ran by Alex Ramon is brilliant. There is a good collection of bike repair videos which clearly show how to fix common bicycle issues. The well thought out site also contains forums where you can ask questions, a live chat feature to talk to Alex and even an area to post requests for what kind of videos you want to see added next. What more could you ask for?

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Instructibles screenshot Instructables: Bicycle Repair

This how-to website has a fair number of bicycle repair videos and slideshows. The two big benefits of this site is that the videos are rated by users so you can see which ones are worth watching and also it features some unconventional solutions that people have concocted to save you money.

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Sheldon Brown Sheldon Brown Bicycle Technical Information

Due to the sheer depth and quality of the articles on this site I can recommend it to anyone from beginners to pro’s. The site has an old school quirky design which doesn’t lend itself too well to navigation. Using the search engine to get around is a must.

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Good luck with your repairs ;) Let me know in the comments about what sites or books you use.

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4 Responses to Help my bike is broken! Top 3 online bicycle repair resources

  1. the hungry cyclist 18/01/2009 at 12:08 pm #

    what a great resource for all cyclist out there. I have been using Sheldon’s site for years. i think one of the big reasons many dont keep cycling is the cost of repairs. the bicycle is so simple and with help from these sites more people will stay in the saddle!

  2. phil 21/07/2009 at 2:44 pm #

    Got directed to Sheldon’s website just this month, he’s been an invaluable tool for taking apart an old french bike that i doing up. particuarly like how he says to deal with the getting the cranks off. he recommends a claw hammer and a piece of pipe. worked like a treat!

    really enjoyign your blog, came across it today and have been trawlling through your old posts.

  3. admin 22/07/2009 at 3:01 pm #

    Sheldon Browns website is fantastic isn’t it. Find myself drifting over to it pretty often when I need to do repairs.
    Thanks for the positive comments Phil. Hope you continue to enjoy using the blog and let me know if you would like me to write about anything. Good luck with your repairs!

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