(Rid­ing your bike just got eas­ier.)

Bicycling (South Africa) - - CONTENTS - By Bi­cy­cling Staff

Cy­cling is a sim­ple task, based on turn­ing ped­als to move in a for­ward di­rec­tion. But it’s made com­pli­cated by me­chan­ics, eti­quette and main­te­nance. Here’s some sim­ple ad­vice for tak­ing away the com­pli­ca­tions so you can en­joy your ride.

For some­thing that seems so sim­ple, cy­cling can be mad­den­ingly com­plex. It doesn’t have to be. Here’s how to get your head around dropped chains, gear ratios, the right way to blow a snot rocket – and 18 other puz­zles that will never con­found you again.

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