When to Retire a Tire

Welp, it’s finally time for me. My rear Thickslick made it just shy of 5,000 miles, but the mean streets of LA finally served up some debris gnarly enough to cut the...

Swap That Cog

Looking to get some more speed out of your steed? Or maybe you want to dial down the gearing to make those commute climbs a bit easier? In today’s post, we’ll walk t...

How to Replace a Stem

Whether you’re trying to adjust your reach, bar height, or just fit that new set of oversized bars, installing the right stem is a huge part of dialing in your bike ...

Pre-Ride Checklist

It’s officially Spring and, if your commute looks anything like mine, that means tons of riders are taking their bikes out of hibernation and hitting the road again!...

PFTV: First Year Maintenance

Your bike’s a member of the family, so celebrate its birthday with a maintenance checkup and you’ll keep it running smoothly for years to come. In today’s episode of ...

Grease: More than a Musical

If I tried to count on my fingers the number of times I’ve gone to a friend’s house to help them with a bike project, only to find that they don’t have any grease......

Rear Brake Installation

If you’re living the coasty life and riding freewheel, you ought to be running a rear brake. Buying the brake kit is easy, but what about getting it installed? That’...

Kickstarter Picks

Seriously? It’s January 20th already? At this rate, 2016 will be gone in no time! If you’ve been pedaling with your head down (or you're just still recovering from yo...

PFTV: The Brake Job

Things moving too fast? Just pump the brakes! But if your lever’s to the metal and your bike’s still rolling, it’s time do some wrenching. In today’s episode of Pure...

PFTV3 - Maintain that Chain

Your PE teacher always preached the importance of stretching, but when it comes to chains even a little stretch can gum up the works. In today's episode of Pure Fix T...

PFTV3 - What Are Bikes Made Of?

Aluminum and carbon and steel, oh my! With so many materials to choose from, how can you decide which one’s right for you? In today’s episode of Pure Fix TV, Amanda ...

Bike Serial Numbers

Your bike is one-of-a-kind, and not just because you've spent countless rides getting everything perfectly dialed in. Before they even leave the factory, each bike is...

So, it's come to our attention that the art of the grease isn't as widely known as we think it should be. So, we're here to teach a lesson! When building your bike, without the use of some lubricant, you'll run into lots of problems. QUICK. Without professional assembly or grease, some of the things that can go wrong are pedals stripping, crank/BB stripping, seat post not tightening enough, bars slipping, bearings not turning easily enough. So, here's the solution: We like to use...