Bike Maintenance 101: How to Patch an Inner Tube

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The bicycle is one of the greatest tools of self-reliance. 

Without any need for electricity or gas, it can carry you far distances. 

But bikes only work towards your self-sufficiency if you know how to maintain them. They may have fewer complications than an automobile, but they’re still machines that can break down and need to be repaired.  

Several years ago Kate and I bought some bikes for ourselves (our kids already had them) so we could take family rides on Tulsa’s many pleasant bike paths. But I realized that I didn’t know beans about how to maintain our new

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‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ & ‘Easy Rider’

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In a recent article published on National Book Lovers Day, we put forward eight classic novels that ought to be made into movies. One of our selections was Robert M. Pirsig’s excellent road novel Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

The reason we chose Pirsig’s novel was that it was felt that the finished product could end up looking like a wholesome, philosophical version of Dennis Hopper’s 1969 counterculture classic Easy Rider. In fact, Pirsig had been keen to make a film adaptation of his book, though it never came to fruition as he had been adamant

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4 motorcycle maintenance tips for beginners

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There are numerous modes of transportation, thanks to the advent of technology, but motorcycles are getting more popular these days. Many people have discovered and realized how easy motorcycle riders can manoeuvre and escape traffic, which means they can arrive at their destinations faster. If you’re one of those who are thinking of switching to a motorcycle as your daily transport system, it pays to know more about this two-wheeled vehicle.  

Maintaining your vehicle is essential to keep your bike in the best working condition. After all, this also directly impacts your safety when riding it. Even if you’ve just

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‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’

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“The Buddha, the Godhead,” he writes, “resides quite as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain or in the petals of a flower.”

“A study of the art of motorcycle maintenance is really a miniature study of the art of rationality itself.”

“Metaphysics is a restaurant where they give you a 30,000 page menu and no food.”

“The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.” — Robert Pirsig

When I was 20-years-old and an

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Ezz Elarab Automotive Group Opens First Official Full-Service Center ‘Eurorepar’ for Maintenance and Spare Parts in Egypt – Markets & Companies – Business

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Engineer Emad Elshorbagy: We are planning on launching new investments to cover Greater Cairo and expand to more governorates during the upcoming period.

Ezz Elarab Automotive Group, the exclusive distributor for a number of luxury brands in Egypt including Ferrari, Aston Martin, Volvo, DS, Mercedes-Benz, Jeep and Alfa Romeo, has recently announced the opening of the first center in its new network, Eurorepar.

This full-service center will provide the best quality of quick services for the best prices for European cars. This step has been taken in a new collaboration with European brand Eurorepar, one of the companies owned by

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New Regina Z-Ring HPE 520 Chain Promises … Lower … Maintenance

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A couple of years after announcing its first “maintenance free” Z-Ring HPE motorcycle chain, Regina is now offering the same technology in a chain for mid-displacement motorcycles.

Regina’s maintenance-free chain first came to prominence in with BMW, when that company announced the M Endurance chain in 2020 with the tagline “Lubricating your chain was yesterday. Maintenance-free like the shaft drive for the first time.” That 525-pitch chain was actually manufactured by Regina. Of course, a 525-pitch chain is useless if your bike doesn’t run that size, so Regina is now offering a smaller chain for middleweight motorcycles. Many, many bikes

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