Cycle Maintenance Videos

The following videos have been kindly supplied to DMU by They offer clear step-by-step instructions on some of the most common maintenance needs of commuting cyclists. If there are any other areas of cycle maintenance that you would like to see on this page then please let us know at:

MadeGood provide one of the best bicycle repair libraries on the web, and is totally free to access. You can also follow MadeGood on twitter - @MadeGoodBikes.

Brake care


This tutorial will teach you how to diagnose brake problems, and how to mount a service a calliper brake.

Chain care


Included in this tutorial is how to lubricate your chain, measure chain wear, put a new chain on your bike and how to connect and break a chain.

Check and true a wheel

Video on how to check and true a wheel

This tutorial will teach you how to check the truth of a rim on your wheel, and how to straighten a bent wheel

Fix a puncture


This tutorial will teach you how to remove the tyre, check for the source of a puncture, patch an inner tube and inflate the tyre on your bike.

Lubricate a bike

Video on how to lubricate a bike

This tutorial will teach you how to lubricate the chain, the moving parts, and the cables on your bike. 

Fit a brake cable


This tutorial will teach you how to fit a brake cable on your bike.

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