Tech editor Nick Legan answers reader questions on perfect tubular mounts, TT bike purchases, fitting a second bike and buying wheels for gritty climates
Tech editor Nick Legan answers questions on thin bar tape, bang-for-buck upgrades and tubeless safety
Nick Legan's third-to-last installment of Ask Nick looks at rice cakes and frame pumps, directors in team cars and Quarq 'cross crank
Technical editor Nick Legan discusses boxers or briefs, pro bike building, 8-speed cassettes and wet ride maintenance
Our tech editor answers reader questions on planning a trans-Oklahoma charity ride, drivetrain wear and radio scanning in the team car
Tech editor Nick Legan takes another look at neutral support bikes, as well as time trial support and Specialized's un-branded branding
Nick Legan answers reader questions about neutral Mavic bikes, keeping helmets clean, elegantly clipping in and bilingual WorldTour mechanics
Grade is grade, transponders aren't calibrators, Tour hotels get better and yellow helmets get tossed out
Technical editor Nick Legan answers questions about attaching race numbers, Campy chainrings and why riders down the cold soda after a stage
Tech editor Nick Legan answers reader questions on antiquated repair stands and running a TT water bottle
Tech editor Nick Legan answers reader questions on front vs. rear flats, cramps and more
What position is fastest when riding in a tailwind? What's on the feedzone menu at le Tour?
Nick Legan answers reader questions on a 30+ cassette for the new Dura-Ace, gearing for bike storage and more
Tech editor Nick Legan gives a tough answer on wheel/frame compatibility and talks road rash treatment
Nick Legan answers reader questions on replacing worn rims, a unique chain holder for bike washing and aero whiskers
Tech editor Nick Legan gives advice on building ice socks, choosing and aligning the perfect saddle and replacing derailleur pulleys
Ask Nick: replicating postition from bike-to-bike; swapping chains, cassettes between SRAM and Shimano
Ask Nick: replicating position from bike-to-bike; swapping chains, cassettes between SRAM and Shimano
More on motos, podium cleanup, tubular glue and reusing sealed bearings
Tech editor Nick Legan also answers readers' questions about using DOT fluid on carbon and new bike nervousness
Our tech editor answers questions on bottom bracket height, pressure gauges, budget wheel choices and balancing your hoops
Tech editor Nick Legan answers questions on technical innovation in the WorldTour, bottom bracket replacement, gearing for wheel changes
Also: draining water from rims
Also: Pros racing on untested equipment, Exergy on microSHIFT Whitte, pro teams on custom components, mixing Dura-Ace and SRAM
Also: Chinese frames, Carbon polish and 11-speed chainrings.
Also: a follow up on tubulars
Also: Checking for cassette wear
Also: seating tubeless, CDI torque wrenches and wider road rims
on carbon durability, carbon seatposts, KMC, mixing SRAM and Shimano
Careful rear derailleur installation, maintaining a bike for indoor riding, adjusting your cassette rather than your derailleur
Plus: loud freewheels, how the pros keep their shoes fresh and clean and if pros train fixed in the off-season
The trick is in the b-tension screw
Quick-change saddle device, windproof tights and a mechanic's mistakes.
Cleat lube, dream wheels, fixie conversions and more.
Team tactics, chain lengths, choosing a new bike and more
Team income, degreaser tips, wide q-factors and more.
Carbon handlebar lifespan, long-lasting tires, mechanical sabotage & more
Prescription lenses in the rain, Roubaix tire options, and more
Bikes at worlds, Olympian mechanics, the Little 500 and carbon-railed saddle care
Cav's helmet, mountain bike weight rules, those mysterious initials on the maillot jaune, and more.
Pros' personal bikes, the UCI weight limit and more
Carbon brake surface repair, team mergers and more
Squeaky pedals, carbon brake tracks, post-Tour fashion faux pas & more
Pros' replacement parts, where to carry your stuff, carbon brake pads and more
Pro saddle choices, worn-out wrenches and more
Dirt road ridin', team chef job opportunities and more
Time trial crank lengths, nature breaks, and more
Cork remnants, long-low pros, and what do retired pros ride?
The weight of steel, pro warm-ups, UCI rules and more
What do UCI WorldTour teams do with team cars after races outside of Europe such as the Tour of California or the Tour down Under?
What's that bike CVV is riding at the Swiss Tour?
Bar tape underlay, sticky numbers, and trainer stress
Pre-race weigh-ins, TT follow cars and a Dirty Kanza update
Road rash treatment, skewer placement, vans in the caravan and more
Questions on spectator etiquette, pros with fenders and lightweight bike
Special shorts for Roubaix, team vehicle parking spots, painted roads and more questions, answered
Caravan order, water bottle practices and Roubaix flats. All your questions, answered.
Why white tape? Why no gloves? How do I become a team doctor?
Time trial follow cars, just how qualified IS my local bike mechanic, and what the heck is an 'ice sock?'
Classics wheels, roof-rack hierarchy and team car inventory
What do mechanics do on long, boring stages? Will Boardman's hour record be broken? And more
As a former RadioShack mechanic, I’m constantly asked for the inside scoop on working with Lance Armstrong. With today’s announcement of his (second) retirement from professional racing, the timing is right to answer that question.
Speed wobble, shoe covers and single-ringing it
Quack! Nick answers questions about Q-factor, tire choices for epic rides and more
The pros and cons of two-step chain lubing, getting team vehicles Down Under, and Bontrager discography
Questions of epic tire failures, the real wheel behind the team label and possible refinements in electronic shifting.
Questions on wheel-change technique, pumps for lightweight riders, and steel in the pro peloton