No matter how often you ride, it's well worth learning a few things about how to maintain and adjust your bike. 99 Bikes and Velo Academy have put together a series of videos to help you learn a few basic procedures to help you ride more comfortably, and possibly also get your out of a sticky situation (like failing brakes!)
Adjust Seat and Handlebars
In this video you'll learn how to adjust your bike seat and handlebars to make riding as comfortable as possible. For this, you'll need a torque wrench.
In this one, you'll find out what to do if you notice your brakes aren't sitting quite right. You'll need an allen key or multi-tool.
Clean and Lubricate a Chain
In this video, you'll learn how to clean and re-lubricate your chain. You'll be needing citrus degreaser, chain cleaner, chain lubricant, water and a clean rag.
Fix a Flat Tyre
Finally, this video will show you how to change a flat tyre. For this, you'll need tyre levers, a new inner tubeÂ and a pump.