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
Those special yellow bikes, the best bike cleaner, and how teams chose components.
Handlebar tilt, resting your cables, and don't touch my tools!
What's the best team car? Do you lube cables? What's with backwards brakes in the peloton? And more.
Nick answers questions about what race mechanics do when there isn't much racing going on and explains what tools just have to be within arm's reach in the team car.
Nick answers questions about what pros REALLY ride, the best (and worst) innovations of the last 20 years, and gives some tips on stretching cables after installation.
The joys of hand-built wheels, flat-fixing tips and TDU training
Former ProTour mechanic Nick Legan takes questions about tire pressure, mechanics' advice, lightweight race bikes and more.
Former ProTour mechanic Nick Legan takes questions about torque wrench use, winter bike maintenance and stiff 'cross frames.
VeloNews tech editor Nick Legan answers more questions about life in the European pro caravan: broken helmets, rider positions and those cool car racks that Euro' teams use.
Nick takes questions about spring classics gear, frame inspections after crashes and how to line up handlebars perfectly.
In a new regular feature, Nick Legan, a former ProTour mechanic and new VeloNews.com tech editor, takes your questions about gear and life in the trenches at the ProTour