Alex Ramon bicycle geek and WordPress user has an excellent site for cyclists — The Bicycle Tutor:
The purpose of this site is to help people learn how to fix their own bikes. While I don’t work in a shop anymore, I still have all of my tools and some parts so I might as well share what I know (and learn from you). … I’m keeping a tidy list of all your requests and I imagine we’ll have 1-200 videos on this site over the next two years. If I figure out a way to make money from this (while keeping the tutorials free) I plan to get a studio and some better equipment. Then I’ll go back and refine many of the videos using close-ups and cut-aways, etc… and improve things based on what I’ve learned from all of your feedback. Thanks for watching!
He has loads of excellent instructional videos on the site and adds new videos regularly. Two that have been invaluable to me as I take up cycling again after a 25 year or so hiatus were:
- How To Shift Your Gears
Learn how to use your full range of gears: applies to 21, 24, and 27 speed shift systems.
- How To Adjust Your Seat Height and Angle
Correct saddle adjustment is important to prevent knee injury and increase efficiency.
These videos are beautifully done, superbly structured and narrated. They are wonderful examples of instructional videos. If you have a bike take a look at his site.
And if you don’t have a bike, well, with petrol prices ever increasing and the urgent need to reduce our human impact on the planet, maybe this site will give you a lead on getting into cycling.