How to build your new bike

For safety reasons it is hugely important that your new bike is set up and built correctly. If you have just received a new bike in a box, then this guide is designed to help

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Many bicycles are now brought on the Internet and are delivered in a box. In this guide we will explain the tools you need, how to build your new bike, how to build it and how to check it is safe. If you are not sure about anything we would suggest that you visit your local bike shop. They should be more than happy to check it over for you.

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Oliver Bridgewood - no, Doctor Oliver Bridgewood - is a PhD Chemist who discovered a love of cycling. He enjoys racing time trials, hill climbs, road races and criteriums. During his time at Cycling Weekly, he worked predominantly within the tech team, also utilising his science background to produce insightful fitness articles, before moving to an entirely video-focused role heading up the Cycling Weekly YouTube channel, where his feature-length documentary 'Project 49' was his crowning glory.