Bike build videos

seanorawe Posts: 950
edited July 2018 in Workshop
Would anyone recommend any videos for building a bike. Not too technical but enough to cover all the bases?
Cube Attain SL Disc
Giant CRS 2.0


  • keef66
    keef66 Posts: 13,123
    I sometimes google for vids of whatever I'm about to do on bikes and cars, and watch a few different ones till I have a good idea of what's involved.

    Although I've built / rebuilt a couple of bikes I've never looked for a complete bike build vid, but I'd be curious to see what order they do it in.
  • joey54321
    joey54321 Posts: 1,297
    Unless you had the same components would likely not be that useful.

    Campag Vs Sram Vs Shimano
    HTII Vs Sram Vs BB30 Vs etc... bottom bracket/cranks
    Direct mount brake Vs dual caliper Vs disc Vs Hydro disc

    there are too many combinations. Better to look up the videos for the specific tasks you are doing.
  • The Rookie
    The Rookie Posts: 27,812
    Go to and look at the relevant sections as you go.

    Nothing is really hard, I got back into cycling by building my first bike (in 25 years) and it was a lot different to the last bike I worked on (cottered cranks and upgraded from a 3 speed sturmey to a 5 speed!).
    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.
  • StillGoing
    StillGoing Posts: 5,211
    You can't go wrong. SRAM and Shimano are more or less the same tools, its only Campag that want to play silly buggers. Buy the tools you need at the time rather than an expensive kit with some tools you will never use. The components can only fit in one place and only a complete idiot could put them somewhere they don't go. Indexing, bar tape wrapping, chain length setting etc can all be found on You Tube.
    I ride a bike. Doesn't make me green or a tree hugger. I drive a car too.