Cycling safely when there are dogs (and stray dogs) around
What causes flat tyres on bicycles? How to prevent, or at least reduce the probability of having a flat tyre?
Which mountain bicycle (MTB) should I buy? Should I go with Shimano Deore or SRAM? What kind of suspension to look (out) for?
Which road bicycle should I buy? Which road bicycle is the best? What should I pay attention to when buying a road bike?
Mounting more modern wheels, derailleurs and forks on an old, or vintage frame, in order to make a cheap, and durable bicycle that’s easy to maintain.
Is buying a bicycle on Amazon a good idea? What are the pros and cons? Do they offer a wide range of good choices?
A list of all the tools needed for building bicycle wheels. Pros and cons of various wheel-building tool models.
Which bicycle frame material is the best? Carbon, steel, titanium, aluminium? Basics, differences, and pros & cons of each – explained.
Why are most bicycle frames built with the high horizontal top tube, rather tricky to step over? How to make a frame that is light and strong?
A homage to the late legend – Sheldon Brown. A great cycling and bicycle mechanics enthusiast, who was happy to share his vast knowledge.
There are screwdrivers that don’t slip (come out, “cam-out”) when unscrewing a tight screw. How to tell those, what are the differences?
My thoughts on the prices of bicycle service – are they too high, or too low, how much should that cost?
Display of malfunctioning, damaged, or broken bicycle parts, with brief explanations
Explanation of some widely used cycling industry patents that I consider bad, and/or unsafe
Cycling related legal provisions of Serbian traffic law. Is helmet obligatory? How to ride in traffic, etc.
How to use a bicycle for commuting to work, or to school? What kind of bicycle? How to dress? What to look (out) for?
Bicycle repair stand that I use – DIY made. Showing functions, dimensions and some details of how it was made.
Page dedicated to posting questions and giving answers to those questions – sort of an online consulting page if you like.
What to know, what to look (out) for when dealing with bicycle services and shops during peak season rush (Spring/early Summer).
Table with measured hub dimensions that are important for calculating optimal spoke length when building bicycle wheels
Table with a list of effective rim diameter (ERD) data that I have measured. Along with some other rim related data for bicycle wheel building.
Important hub dimensions that need to be taken in order to calculate the optimal spoke length for bicycle wheelbuilding. What to measure and how to do it.
How to measure effective rim diameter (ERD) and a datasheet with effective rim diameter of various rims. Knowing ERD matters for bicycle wheelbuilding.
How to true a bicycle wheel? How to build strong wheels? Which spokes and rims are the best? I give all these answers (and a bit more) here.
What I consider good cyclig goggles (glasses). With a review of a concrete model: Uvex 802 Variomatic.
How to transport a child, or children on a bicycle? What kinds of bicycle child seats and trailers exist, what are their pros and cons. My experience…
When to replace bicycle tyres? How to tell a tyre is worn? Should front and rear tyre be swapped occassionally? What to look out for?
How to store a bicycle indoors, whether in a house, flat, or a garage. Different methods of hanging a bicycle explained and shown.
Short text on how to prepare a bicycle for storage over the winter – and how to get it ready in the spring. First guest post on bikegremlin.
My thoughts on minimum safe distance for a car overtaking a bicycle. Should there be a law prescribing a minimum distance?
How to route housing and cables for bicycle shifters and brakes, so that it all works smoothly, precisely with as little friction as possible.
What standards for bicycle shifter and brake cables and housing exist. What are the differences. How to tell, what to pay attention to.
General information and my thoughts about electric scooters – i.e. electric kick scooters. What are the technical aspects to consider, pros and cons etc.
Custom made wheel for a great man. 🙂
Explanation of the difference between the terms “accurate” and “precise”.
Bicycle front chainring mounting standards – according to the number of mounting bolts and diameter of the circle they are spaced along.
How to mount backpack and/or panniers on a bicycle. A short description of a “patent” that has worked well for me.
Disc brake squealing – how to eliminate this problem. Step by step instructions.
How to eliminate disc brake rub – annoying rub that happens when riding, without activating the brakes.
“My bicycle is making strange sounds”. Creaking, or clicking. How to determine the source of the sounds, in order to fix it.
My thoughts on the job of a bicycle mechanic. Inspired by a post on bikeforums.net, from a man asking about getting into the businsess.
Mounting and anti seize pastes (“copper grease”, carbon paste etc.) that are used for bolt thread and part preparation before mounting and tightening.
How to assemble a modular tool set that of good quality that costs a bit less than buyin all separately and takes less workshop room.
Unior bicycle tools – some general points and experience with these tools, with a few notes on frame and fork tools.
What kind of bicycle is best used for winter cycling, especially in the snow.
Why is the website called Bike Gremlin (bikegremlin.com)?
Explanation of gear inch and other units for expressing bicycle drivetrain effective gear ratios.