Bike maintenance is shit. It’s fiddly and it’s annoying and it means that your bike isn’t working right – which, to come full circle on our original sentence, is shit.
Seriously, is there anything that can bring out the swear words faster than feeling your tyre puncture while you’re out on a ride? We’re genuinely not sure there is. Especially if you’ve left the spare inner-tube at home that day (which of course you should never do, but everyone is bound to at some point or other, and sod’s law dictates that it will be that one time that your tyre will puncture).
For those who are new to cycling though, it needn’t even be a puncture to bring you to the point of utter despair and damnation.
Take Ricky Gervais for example. Ricky has clearly taken up cycling recently, or we’re guessing so by the rather sizeable struggle he had with one of the more basic maintenance tasks in the world of the bicycle – pumping up a tyre.