DIY Bikes, Part two: Fix your bike

Part 2 of 5 in a series on DIY biking.


Let’s start at the beginning. If you just pulled your bike out of the garage, it may need a tune-up. Check out this basic bike tune-up for beginners.

Maybe you just bought a used bike and it needs a little work. Instructables has lots of handy bike how tos on everything from adjusting your seat to overhauling a hub — many of them taken from Bicycle Tutor, which has videos on a ton of bike repairs.

If your bike seems beyond repair, you can bring it to The Hub, newly opened in the Cass Corridor where they use used parts to fix your bike. (Read about BAB’s transformation here and here.) Or, if you don’t even own a bike, I also recommend this as the place to get one — the non-profit shop is run in support of Back Alley Bikes’ youth programs.

Know a great DIY bike repair site? Share it in the comments.

Now that your bike is ready to roll, it’s time to up the DIY ante. Up next: Projects to pimp out your ride.

Previously: DIY bikes, Part one: Get involved