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A look at the maintenance and repairs for five- and ten-speed bicycles that you can do yourself.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 8

Keeping new bikes new. A list of do's and don't to keep your bike looking and functioning like new.
BICYCLING Mar 1990 (v.31#2) pg. 138

Troubleshooting your bike. Follow these tips for a summer of safe, smooth trips.
BICYCLING Apr 1990 (v.31#3) pg. 110

Designing a home shop to maintain a bicycle. Includes a list of basic, intermediate, and ultimate tools.
BICYCLING Apr 1990 (v.31#3) pg. 196

Tighten right. Tightness levels and techniques for securing the primary parts on your bicycle.
BICYCLING May 1990 (v.31#4) pg. 212

Tip on freeing a corroded stem or seatpost.
BICYCLING Aug 1990 (v.31#7) pg. 110

Do it yourself overhaul. Ten steps to a "new" bike. Includes a list of all the tools and supplies needed, plus information on servicing sealed bearings and painting.
BICYCLING Dec 1990 (v.31#10) pg. 88

The nine most common bicycle maintenance mistakes.
BICYCLING Apr 1991 (v.32#3) pg. 164

Thin-air repairs. How to fix your bike in a pinch with 2 rocks, a stick, and some duct tape.
BICYCLING Aug 1991 (v.32#7) pg. 84

Don't let your bike let you down. A nine-step one-hour routine maintenance procedure to avoid mechanical breakdowns.
BICYCLING Sep-Oct 1991 (v.32#8) pg. 48

13 tools you need for making bicycle repairs.
BICYCLING Dec 1991 (v.32#10) pg. 88

The 30-day checkup for your bicycle.
BICYCLING Mar 1992 (v.33#2) pg. 90

15-minute clean and lube procedure.
BICYCLING Apr 1992 (v.33#3) pg. 146

Keep it quiet. Maintenance guide to eliminating squeaks, rattles, clunks, clicks, squeals, etc.
BICYCLING May 1992 (v.33#4) pg. 170

How to touch-up chipped paint on a bicycle frame.
BICYCLING Jan 1993 (v.34#1) pg. 82

Emergency repairs. (1) Torn sidewall. (2) Broken chain. (3) Lost crankarm bolt, (4) Bent rim. (5) Damaged rear derailleur.
BICYCLING Mar 1993 (v.34#3) pg. 104

Seven repair tricks. (1) Fighting rust. (2) Installing clincher tires. (3) Preventing cable fraying. (4) Maintaining smooth bend in rear cable housing. (5) Locating sharp objects embedded in tire. (6) Protecting frame from the right chain stay. (7) Quick-release lever positioning.
BICYCLING Jun 1993 (v.34#6) pg. 102

Cures for 7 mechanical problems. (1) Frozen bolt. (2) Broken bolt. (3) Stuck stem. (4) Frozen fixed cup. (5) Bent derailleur hanger. (6) Blipped rim. (7) Decapitated derailleur.
BICYCLING Jun 1994 (v.35#6) pg. 110

Foolproof tune-up for a mountain bike. Tips on cleaning, trueing wheels, adjustments, etc.
BICYCLING Jul 1994 (v.35#7) pg. 92

Fourteen bicycle maintenance tips from world-class mechanics.
BICYCLING Apr 1995 (v.36#4) pg. 64

Cycling 101. What to carry in your bicycle seatbag in the way of tools, comfort items and doo-dads to handle most bicycle minidisasters.
BICYCLING May 1995 (v.36#5) pg. 28

Eight bicycle repair mistakes you should never make.
BICYCLING Jul 1995 (v.36#7) pg. 102

Road bike tune-up tips.
BICYCLING Jun 1996 (v.37#6) pg. 112

Quick mountain bike tune-up.
BICYCLING Jul 1996 (v.37#7) pg. 116

Pre-race tips for locating and fixing mechanical problems on off-road bicycles.
BICYCLING Sep 1996 (v.37#9) pg. 70

After the fall. Tips on repairing damage to frame, fork, wheels, etc.
BICYCLING Oct-Nov 1996 (v.37#10) pg. 104

Winter overhaul. Everything you need to know to bring your bike back from the dead.
BICYCLING Feb 1997 (v.38#2) pg. 76

Prep your bike to prevent some common failures that can occur both on- and off-road.
BICYCLING Jun 1997 (v.38#6) pg. 104

Thin air repairs. Tips on how to make emergency repairs including cable breaks, frame failure, serious tire damage, etc.
BICYCLING Sep 1997 (v.38#9) pg. 88

The laws of Gravenites. Well known bicycle mechanic reveals the 7 commandments of bike maintenance.
BICYCLING Jan-Feb 1998 (v.39#1) pg. 86

Simple maintenance tips to eliminate those annoying clicking, creaking, knocking and squeaking sounds from your bicycle.
BICYCLING Apr 1998 (v.39#3) pg. 150

The top 50 maintenance, repair and tech tips.
BICYCLING Nov 1998 (v.39#10) pg. 58

How to master five easy repairs. (1) Replace a bad chain link. (2) Adjust derailleurs. (3) Lubrication. (4) Change a brake pad. (5) True a wheel.
BICYCLING Mar 1999 (v.40#2) pg. 94

Do-it-yourself 30-day checkup for a new bicycle in 8 easy steps.
BICYCLING Apr 1999 (v.40#3) pg. 118

Crashproofing 101. Nine easy bike inspection checks.
BICYCLING May 1999 (v.40#4) pg. 72

Seven maintenance tips to make your bicycle last longer.
BICYCLING Jun 1999 (v.40#5) pg. 104

Thin-air repairs. Emergency repairs to make without the benefit of tools.
BICYCLING Jul 1999 (v.40#6) pg. 76

Bike shop Aikido. Knowing the critical leverage points and what tools can improve that leverage.
BICYCLING Sep 1999 (v.40#8) pg. 54

Procedure to lubricate brake and shifter cables.
BICYCLING Oct 1999 (v.40#9) pg. 35

Six simple ways to "pimp" your bike.
BICYCLING Dec 1999 (v.40#11) pg. 40

Setting up the ideal control center (position of your bikes' brake levers, shifters and handlebar).
BICYCLING Mar 2000 (v.41#2) pg. 38

Maintenance special section. Covers the chain, cassette body, crankset, seatpost, headset, wheels, pedals, frame, fork, rear suspension, brakes, stem, cables, and derailleur. Also includes tips on packing a bike for shipment.
BICYCLING Jan-Feb 2001 (v.42#1) pg. 18

How to touch-up bicycle paint.
BICYCLING Nov 2001 (v.42#11) pg. 24

How to overhaul your bike in four essential areas (cables, headset, bottom bracket, and bar tape).
BICYCLING Jan-Feb 2002 (v.43#2) pg. 28

How to revive an unused bike.
BICYCLING Jan-Feb 2002 (v.43#2) pg. 32

Twenty two cures for 5 annoying noises.
BICYCLING Jan-Feb 2002 (v.43#2) pg. 35

How to make sure your bike is in good condition for a bike hike.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1972 (v.62#3) pg. 64

How to give your bicycle a safety check.
BOYS' LIFE Aug 1972 (v.62#8) pg. 47

Checklist of items for a bicycle safety check.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1973 (v.63#12) pg. 57

How to make weekly inspection checklist for bike maintenance and tips on how to check out your bike.
BOYS' LIFE Apr 1974 (v.64#4) pg. 42

How to maintain a 10-speed bicycle. The anatomy of the bicycle is described through the use of many pictures.
BOYS' LIFE Aug 1974 (v.64#8) pg. 38

How to lubricate a bicycle.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1974 (v.64#12) pg. 5

How to replace a broken spoke when bike touring.
BOYS' LIFE May 1975 (v.65#5) pg. 16

A look at the tools, lubricants and other items that an individual needs to have in their bicycle workshop.
BOYS' LIFE Aug 1975 (v.65#8) pg. 16

How to repaint a bicycle.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1975 (v.65#11) pg. 10

How to assemble a bike repair kit to carry with you.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1975 (v.65#12) pg. 8

How to repair clincher type bike tires.
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1976 (v.66#6) pg. 60

Three-speed bikes. How to care for them and how to adjust the gear unit.
BOYS' LIFE Oct 1976 (v.66#10) pg. 20

A look at the hand brake mechanisms on a bike. Describes routine maintenance and repairs.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1977 (v.67#3) pg. 14

How to maintain and repair brakes and derailleur cables on a 10-speed bike.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1977 (v.67#9) pg. 14

How to tape the handlebars on a 10-speed bike.
BOYS' LIFE Apr 1978 (v.68#4) pg. 12

How to clean and oil a bike.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1980 (v.70#3) pg. 20

How to remove a bike wheel.
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1980 (v.70#6) pg. 8

Bike clinic checklist helps bike owners spot the minor repairs and adjustments they will need to make.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1981 (v.71#9) pg. 12

Basic steps to fix a flat tire.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 1982 (v.72#2) pg. 57

How to clean your bike. Regular removal of dirt and grime will help keep your bike in tip-top shape. Some tips.
BOYS' LIFE Apr 1982 (v.72#4) pg. 6

Checklist for a quick bicycle safety check you should do every week.
BOYS' LIFE Jul 1982 (v.72#7) pg. 22

How to adjust your bicycle to fit. Tips on adjusting handlebar, seat, etc.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 1984 (v.74#2) pg. 10

How to fix a flat tire.
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1984 (v.74#6) pg. 16

How to maintain the cables on your bicycle.
BOYS' LIFE Aug 1984 (v.74#8) pg. 12

How to keep your bicycle brakes well-maintained.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1984 (v.74#11) pg. 16

How to clean and overhaul bicycle bearings.
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1985 (v.75#6) pg. 8

How to adjust the derailleurs on a bicycle.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1985 (v.75#11) pg. 16

How to align bicycle wheels so they turn true.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 1986 (v.76#2) pg. 8

How to overhaul bicycle pedals and install toe clips.
BOYS' LIFE Oct 1986 (v.76#10) pg. 12

Suggested bicycle checkups to be done weekly, monthly, and every three months.
BOYS' LIFE Apr 1987 (v.77#4) pg. 15

Chain care. Tips on lubrication, wear and frozen links.
BOYS' LIFE Apr 1988 (v.78#4) pg. 5

How to clean a bike.
BOYS' LIFE May 1992 (v.82#5) pg. 11

Put together this basic kit of tools and supplies to handle breakdowns on the road.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1994 (v.84#9) pg. 12

Basic tune-up for bicycles summarized.
BOYS' LIFE Apr 1997 (v.87#4) pg. 9

Some tips on bicycle maintenance. Covers brakes, derailleurs, hubs, tires, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1981 (v.4#11) pg. 12

Get your bike ready to roll. Tuneup tools and techniques.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1984 (v.7#8) pg. 37

Eight steps for tuning up 10-speed bicycles.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #220 Jul-Aug 1981 (v.31#6) pg. 68

Tune up your bicycle for summer touring.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #239 May-Jun 1983 (v.33#5) pg. 42

How to fix a flat bicycle tire on the road.
HOME MECHANIX #685 May 1985 (v.81) pg. 25

All-terrain bicycles update. Includes tips on maintaining your ATB.
HOME MECHANIX #736 Aug 1989 (v.85) pg. 66

Basic bicycle servicing and maintenance.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #477 Feb 1968 (v.64) pg. 109

Basic bike repairs.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #526 Mar 1972 (v.68) pg. 128

How to clean and overhaul a bicycle before putting it away for the winter.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #545 Oct 1973 (v.69) pg. 125

Tip on how to clean a bicycle chain by suspending it in a can of solvent.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #579 Aug 1976 (v.72) pg. 74

Bicycle maintenance stand is made from pipe and "Vise Grips". Est. cost: $8.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #75 May-Jun 1982 pg. 100

Know your bike and how to fix it. The beginning of a new series by Eugene A. Sloane, author of The Complete Book of Bicycling. Caliper bicycle brakes are his first topic.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1972 (v.137#3) pg. 74

Cleaning and lubricating bike chains, free wheels and hubs.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1972 (v.137#4) pg. 31

Care and repair of bottom bracket, crank and chainwheel assembly.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1972 (v.137#5) pg. 67

Care and repair of the three-piece cotterless type bottom-bracket assemblies.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1972 (v.137#6) pg. 52B

Bicycle pedal maintenance techniques.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1972 (v.138#1) pg. 34

How to adjust your front and rear derailleurs for best performance.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1972 (v.138#4) pg. 31

How to repair tubular tires.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1973 (v.139#1) pg. 40

How to "true" a bicycle wheel, both laterally and concentrically.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1973 (v.139#4) pg. 40

How to check out and service your bike before taking a trip.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1973 (v.139#6) pg. 61

How to install new superlight "wired-on" bicycle tires.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1973 (v.140#3) pg. 40

How to install a new sealed bottom bracket that incorporates the axle and precision ball bearings. Est. cost: $40.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1973 (v.140#4) pg. 22

How to check bicycle frame alignment.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1974 (v.141#1) pg. 47

How to repaint your bicycle. Preparing the surface and painting to restore the "new" look.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1976 (v.145#2) pg. 14

Tune-up tips for midsummer bicycling.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1977 (v.148#2) pg. 161

How to tune up a 10-speed bike. Covers adjusting brakes, greasing a bike cable, caring for the chain, adjusting derailleurs, filing chainwheel teeth and truing the wheels.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1979 (v.152#1) pg. 118

Easy-to-build bike repair stand. Adjustable rack supports a lightweight bike several inches above the floor. The stand disassembles for storage. Built mostly of wood. Estimated cost: $5.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1980 (v.154#1) pg. 90

Jigs, fixtures, and shortcuts let you create a bike repair center at home.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1983 (v.160#1) pg. 96

How to adjust and tune-up your 10-speed bicycle to ride faster and farther with less effort.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1973 (v.202#6) pg. 108

Repair stand holds bicycle upright or inverted, at waist high, for easier maintenance. The bike repair stand is made from pipe fittings and a clamp.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1974 (v.204#4) pg. 164

Simple wooden stand securely holds a bicycle upside-down while you make repairs.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1984 (v.224#3) pg. 142

Folding workbench designed especially to store and service a bicycle. Built from waferboard. Winner in PS/APA contest.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1985 (v.227#2) pg. 88

How to buy and fix used bicycles.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Sep 1972 (v.43#9) pg. 44

Ten-speed bicycle maintenance simplified. Includes a spring maintenance checklist.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Spring 1980 pg. 82