Bike Mechanics Reference Sheets

We use these guides in our classroom to help students and volunteers understand various mechanical systems on the bicycles.
Swipe through and use them as a reference for yourself.
Thanks to Hawk Design for their design work on this project!

Rim Brakes

Learn how to balance the arms, align the pads and tension the cables.

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Disc Brakes

Learn about brake calipers, adapters, rotors and brake pads.

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Cables and Housing

A handy guide to cables and housing

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Rear Derailleurs

Learn about high/low limits, barrel adjusters and more!

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Front Derailleurs

Height, rotation, limit screws and more!

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Learn about threads, removal and grease.

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GAP Tutorials - Bike Safety Check Before Riding with Zander!

Two Wheel View's Winter 2024 GAP Program (Cohort 13!)

Check out this awesome video of Zander from our 13th GAP Cohort show us how to complete a bicycle Safety check before riding! 

Check it.. so you don't wreck it... :) 

GAP Tutorials - Wheels 101 Fix a Leak with Jae!

Two Wheel View's Winter 2024 GAP Program (Cohort 13!)

Gap participant Jae shares how to fix a flat tire.

Gap Tutorials - Bike Maintenance with Em!

Two Wheel View's Winter 2024 GAP Program (Cohort 13!)

Participant Em share their tips on bike maintenance.

GAP Tutorials - Taking Wheels On and Off with Andy!

Two Wheel View GAP Winter 2024

Gap participant Andy from our 13th cohort shares how to take your wheel on and off the frame! 

GAP Tutorials - Brake Check and BAT with Andy

Two Wheel View's Winter 2024 GAP Program (Cohort 13!) Tutorial Video

Andy shares the process of a Brake Check & BAT :) 

Gettin' Ready For A Rip

Get your bike ready for spring with Two Wheel View and Ever Active Schools! Thank you to Ever Active Schools for the inspiration and support of this video. Thanks to Jerad and Tyler from our GAP for their awesome skills!

Replacing a tube to fix a flat. Winter edition

Join Beltline Bike Club participant Om and bike club facilitator Kevin as they tackle the challenge of fixing a flat tire with a new tube. This video was created for the 2019 Winter Cycling Congress Youth lunch event. Big thanks to our lovely actors and Eric from the Katimavik Program for filming.

Home Maintenance Basement Series: Cleaning and Lubing your Drivetrain

Two Wheel View Coordinator, facilitator and master educator Thom teaches you how to get your bike ready for spring using common supplies.

Winterize Your Bike

When it comes to riding your bike in the winter there’s no right way to do it.  However, there’s a few things to take into consideration to save you some money, keep you safe, and put a smile on your face…

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