I have an "Idea" - Manufacturing Tips

I have an "Idea" - Manufacturing Tips

by Dan Ellis @ Up.bike
Ideas cost less if you make themUp.bike was born from a group of individuals that own and work at a company Great Lakes Stainless.  GLS manufactures high visibility stainless and wood items such as Hospital stainless storage cabinets, airport…
Your Trails are only as good as your Tools!

Your Trails are only as good as your Tools!

by Michael Debruyn @ Up.bike
What is it like maintaining trails with Brown County?Spent the morning and afternoon maintaining trails with the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association, led by Matt Hill. The up.bike trail tools were a hit, and it was super informative to see how they p…
Should I build my own bike?

Should I build my own bike?

by Dan Ellis @ Up.bike
Should I build my bike?  The task sounds daunting.  So many parts, tools, and torque specs.  Not to mention the time:  I barely keep up on oiling my chain why should I even consider building a bike?  There is a lot to co…
​How to Properly Lube a Bike Chain

​How to Properly Lube a Bike Chain

by up.bike
Lubing your bike chain improves efficiency, reduces wear on your drivetrain, and helps ensure you don’t annoy people on a group ride with a loud, dry chain. Lubing a bike chain isn’t rocket science, but there are a few ways to lube your bike chain…
The Bottom Bracket Guide for Beginners

The Bottom Bracket Guide for Beginners

by up.bike
Even the best at-home bike mechanics get a little skittish around bottom brackets. The number of bottom bracket standards is dizzying and the number of proprietary tools needed to remove bottom brackets is downright inhibitive. For new riders or o…