James May builds a bicycle | Part 2

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преди 4 месеца

The second instalment of May's epic bicycle build is here, where he finishes the rest of the main aspects of the construction in preparation for some final tweaks and a test cycle in the bunker.
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Brad Soup
Brad Soup преди 27 дни
Are those your motorbikes in the background?
Covert Garage
Covert Garage преди 13 дни
Right! So you're welcome to my video blog about cars.
Malcolm Brydson
Malcolm Brydson преди месец
i forgot you britts put the brake levers on the wrong side
Dave
Dave преди месец
I'm looking forwards to 'feel-o-vision'... for use in watching people building bikes of course.
Vincent Heigel
Vincent Heigel преди месец
What’s about the beautiful 996 Porsche in the Back ? New video content ? Who agree ?
TheBrickGuy7939
TheBrickGuy7939 преди месец
True. My bike didn't have a side stand so if there was no wall to lean it against I just lay it down on the floor when I had to break from riding for some time.
xaraxen
xaraxen преди месец
When there's piano jazz music, you know James May is assembling something.
Hou Felix
Hou Felix преди 2 месеца
shimano components are really scarce resources these days.
L. Daniel Levy
L. Daniel Levy преди 2 месеца
Is it normal in the UK to have the right brake lever control the front brake? I know this is the motorbike standard. However, in the US, the right lever controls the rear brake.
philip streechon
philip streechon преди 2 месеца
nice table
THE WORD ARTIST
THE WORD ARTIST преди 2 месеца
FOURTH HAND TOOL
Samuel Kim
Samuel Kim преди 2 месеца
make clarkson ride a motorbike, i want to see how it goes lol
Adam D
Adam D преди 3 месеца
They should have gotten proper pedals for the kid. The pedals that come with bikes are plastic trash. They're safety hazard.
Derrick David
Derrick David преди 3 месеца
Bet Jezza just needs a hammer to put that all together
Terry Lawrence
Terry Lawrence преди 3 месеца
Did I miss the part where you welded the frame?
Mana
Mana преди 3 месеца
When fitting the pedals ALWAYS double check they're not crossed threaded before tightening with a spanner.
Stian Milsett
Stian Milsett преди 3 месеца
The cable puller tool... That would have made my bikemending back in the day quite a lot easier.. *heading for ebay to get one*-
davidlelkington
davidlelkington преди 3 месеца
I do I own a chopper bike mk 3
davidlelkington
davidlelkington преди 3 месеца
I put the stand on because I can’t be bothered not to leave it because I treasure my bike
Kevin Lumoindong
Kevin Lumoindong преди 3 месеца
how about assembling a 3D printer next ? a proper prusa i3 build, after that, print a miniature toy car
Liam small
Liam small преди 3 месеца
To stop brake rub you need to align the caliper by loosening the two post mount bolts slightly so the caliper can move and then spin the wheel and apply the brake Keeping the brake applied torque them to spec along with the cable adjustments it will be perfect
Alan Mitchell
Alan Mitchell преди 3 месеца
James, this is dull even for you 😢
Vikram Singh
Vikram Singh преди 3 месеца
BRING BACK THE REASSEMBLER!
The Head Angle
The Head Angle преди 3 месеца
Little tip James and for anyone who’s reading, if you fit the seat post and saddle first, you can then use the seat post to clamp in the bike stand and then not risk damaging the paint work on the frame and also not pinch or obstruct and of the cables to the derailleur.
JPspin
JPspin преди 3 месеца
Thank you James, for perfectly illustrating exactly why building a bicycle should be left to a professional. The number of things wrong is truly appalling.
Luke Torjesen
Luke Torjesen преди 3 месеца
Are the handlebars upside down? That disk brake caliper mount still needs adjustment. This is making my eye twitch
Ezio Yang
Ezio Yang преди 3 месеца
May u do the review on the HRC CBR1000RR-R plz plz thx
Viktor Hedman
Viktor Hedman преди 3 месеца
Some years ago, James was biking around London with an orangutan on some sort of car show on BBC. I seem to remember James saying something like, “ it’s easy bicycle maintenance, you only need a couple of spammers and a screwdriver”. Yet, he has all those special James May-ish tools..
Hadrianus Confoederatus
Hadrianus Confoederatus преди 3 месеца
next James builds ebike
Gerry
Gerry преди 3 месеца
I mean, it is an improvement to the gocycle
Alexandre Pohlmann
Alexandre Pohlmann преди 3 месеца
Now you can go and set the speed record like SSC TUATARA with this bike. Just get the right GPS equipment.
staminapromos
staminapromos преди 3 месеца
Two things: 1 the bars need to be rotated forwards so that the bar sweeps upwards and backwards, not down. 2 the front brake disc is on backwards. Also you can get easily adjust the brakes by pulling them fully on at the lever, then slackening the bolt on the caliper just enough so you can pull through enough cable that the lever is in perfect position for your hands. You then only use the barrel adjusted to take up also in the cable and wear in the pads.
James Bell UK
James Bell UK преди 3 месеца
I’ve just done a review on a Porsche 996 turbo on my channel. I’d really appreciate any feedback and advice!
Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee преди 3 месеца
Yes! Been waiting for this!
Imperial Spy
Imperial Spy преди 3 месеца
1:12 oooh, park tool fifth hand?
Evan Davis
Evan Davis преди 3 месеца
I see a problem. The tires are too high up. It'll never ride properly like that.
David Collins-Cubitt
David Collins-Cubitt преди 3 месеца
Really love this! Like the re-assembler. Would love to see the 3 hour uncut live version... Just fantastic!
Spooners outings
Spooners outings преди 3 месеца
James I know you like the countach I have a massive story about countach reg : B967MLN please contact me on Spoonersoutings@outlook.com thanks hope to her from you
GTA V Editor Vids
GTA V Editor Vids преди 3 месеца
Why does James have such a big garage ?
Rogue
Rogue преди 3 месеца
Since part 1 I bought new tyres, inner tubes and tyre levers. Now I’m just in time for some more tips!
Miron Klescik
Miron Klescik преди 3 месеца
James May is Bob Ross of wrenching
Rover200Power
Rover200Power преди 3 месеца
We need a James May / GCN crossover.
Mike Nurse
Mike Nurse преди 3 месеца
Bikes of that price generally do have grumbly bearings!! 😂
mank demelord
mank demelord преди 4 месеца
Anyone get the feeling that James just narrates every part of his life, even when the cameras aren’t on?
Dave Cryer
Dave Cryer преди 4 месеца
James it sounds like you have got tennis elbow in your arm like I have had!! (Caused by trauma like you not playing tennis!)
Rob Davies
Rob Davies преди 4 месеца
Build a bike - if you can buy one.
Ederson simples
Ederson simples преди 4 месеца
👏👏👏👏👍👍👍
Inder Chahal
Inder Chahal преди 4 месеца
I thought you died in Albania
Smith M
Smith M преди 4 месеца
James May, the front brake disc rotor is the WRONG way round!! Please correct this for safety reasons.
Smith M
Smith M преди 3 месеца
@Ben T. Its weaker. Hence the manual will tell you it is directional.
Doug
Doug преди 4 месеца
I love the shirt
Doug
Doug преди 4 месеца
The problem with those brake lines is that the Front is going to the right instead of the left.
Lio Mio
Lio Mio преди 4 месеца
The least you should do appreciate the comments you don't have to answer all of them but at least a thumbs up, many deserve something, don't you think those who comment also like a little appreciation...capish cabeza de pinga.(:
Joseph Nicholls
Joseph Nicholls преди 4 месеца
I guess I'm a pervy bike mechanic like James then
Flying Lap Productions
Flying Lap Productions преди 4 месеца
Easy on those pedals! 😄🤦‍♂️ just snug James 👍
CopperKid_CDN 2004
CopperKid_CDN 2004 преди 4 месеца
I’d rather get a better look at that Honda f4i and fireblade in the background
Chris Teschke
Chris Teschke преди 4 месеца
fun fact : cheap suspension is a pogo stick :)
Lima Whiskey
Lima Whiskey преди 4 месеца
James May was born at the age of 5 years old, and had built his first jet engine by age of 11.
Cristobal Van cappellen
Cristobal Van cappellen преди 4 месеца
the handle bars are on the wrong side and its picking on me
Adam Smith
Adam Smith преди 4 месеца
Is the front disc fitted the right way round James? There should be an arrow for direction of rotation! Looks wrong to me!
David Chadderton
David Chadderton преди 4 месеца
Congratulations James, you can assemble a new child’s bike straight out of the box.
Braxton Burtis
Braxton Burtis преди 4 месеца
Right, now have send the jumps
mark alsop
mark alsop преди 4 месеца
BOOOORIIIINNNG
simon stucki
simon stucki преди 4 месеца
jep that's exactly what I say to the car drivers as well, and now if they complain, I'll tell them to take it up with James May from Top Gear !!!
weebic two
weebic two преди 4 месеца
never in my life have I been as riveted as I am now
blkwgn4
blkwgn4 преди 4 месеца
Maybe May's 5 favorite tools he owns and 5 he regrets buying?
blkwgn4
blkwgn4 преди 4 месеца
More!
Stephan S
Stephan S преди 4 месеца
Front rotor is on backwards
marshalt
marshalt преди 4 месеца
If we ever do get Feel-O-Vision, this is the last channel I'll ever watch.
Alex Lumb
Alex Lumb преди 4 месеца
May please can you show us a collection of your cycles?? Really want to know if your cool enough to be in the pinarello club like me 😆
Tom Pryts
Tom Pryts преди 4 месеца
James shows us his new Tee Shirt...
Jason Rodger
Jason Rodger преди 4 месеца
Shakey Weightlifting is the finest euphemism for wanking I have ever heard.
Tan Rui Qin
Tan Rui Qin преди 4 месеца
You must install the wheel with the bike on the floor standing straight and not on the bike stand, all that brake adjustment is a waste!
Jeff Lynch
Jeff Lynch преди 4 месеца
brilliant...
Ben Hunt
Ben Hunt преди 4 месеца
People build up wheels, install bottom brackets and build up a whole bike in one video. Why 3 parts
Doug
Doug преди 4 месеца
see the comment below.
ClintSch
ClintSch преди 4 месеца
Was worried about that cable for the past week...
Иван Петро
Иван Петро преди 4 месеца
0:54 I help you setup a blog and setup it to earn money W ha ts app +7 9 6 7 1 5 7 0 5 8 1
Graeme Beer
Graeme Beer преди 4 месеца
Can't believe i waited a whole 2 weeks for this! Lol
Cameron Jarrett
Cameron Jarrett преди 4 месеца
Anything James May is BRILLIANT
Matthew Evans
Matthew Evans преди 4 месеца
Matthew yes 👍 🚵‍♂️
schotte
schotte преди 4 месеца
The front disc brake is still the wrong way round.
MTB.W.C 11
MTB.W.C 11 преди 4 месеца
You don’t need to undo the clamp you just need to loosen the bolt and squeeze the brake and tighten the bolts if you want more advice go to gmbn on BGcd
Mihai C
Mihai C преди 4 месеца
James, the front disk is mounted wrong, see the one on the back that is mounted right.
Paul Ashbrook
Paul Ashbrook преди 4 месеца
So many things wrong in this assembly and setup.
Paul Ashbrook
Paul Ashbrook преди 4 месеца
Never never never clamp a bike in a workstand by the frame. First thing when assembling a bike is put the seatpost in, so that can be used to clamp it in the workstand.
apagoogoo
apagoogoo преди 4 месеца
james. when it's once again safe to travel, come to ontario, canada. bring your mountain bike and your road bike, and we can ride. plenty of great routes for both bikes. i suspect our speed, style and enthusiasm would coincide.
Eris 88
Eris 88 преди 4 месеца
I'm afraid that with this rhythm the bike will be ready for that kid's kid! :D
Paul Lawicki
Paul Lawicki преди 4 месеца
Awesome job sir, like pervy brake tool. Now, ya just need a teen stig test thrashing ride.
Civicboomer
Civicboomer преди 4 месеца
On mechanical disc brakes the actuator arm should be set all the way out with the barrel nut in the middle. Usually the stack is adjusted with the pads. You tighten the pads down or just touching with the arm all the way out and no slack then adjust the pads. Fine tune with the barrel nut. If you just use the barrel nut eventually you run up on the stop. When you squeeze the brake it hits the stop and no brakes!
Silver Back
Silver Back преди 4 месеца
Why no hydraulic brakes James? It's not 1995 anymore lol
Greg B
Greg B преди 4 месеца
I certainly do have that tool, which makes me a "pervy bike mechanic" I suppose. I'm not sure why watching someone assemble a bicycle is entertaining, but apparently, it is.
Leroy Jenkins
Leroy Jenkins преди 4 месеца
CATFOOD MUST HAVE BEEN SAFE THEN XD
LemonadeMouthSomebod
LemonadeMouthSomebod преди 4 месеца
Did this really need to be split in 3 parts?
Leiska
Leiska преди 4 месеца
Can we get James May to react to Bottom Gear?
BrickBrother Studios
BrickBrother Studios преди 4 месеца
James working on this bike has showed me how to actually fix MY bike, all I have to do is get one...
Can0spam
Can0spam преди 4 месеца
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Daniel Roper
Daniel Roper преди 4 месеца
ცɛŋɖ ɬɧɛ ცıƙɛ
Jamie Lindley
Jamie Lindley преди 4 месеца
4:50 ... The wobble on that front wheel, more adjustment required James!
Danny Philippo
Danny Philippo преди 4 месеца
As a Dutchman, the lack of grease and oil at this assembly tells me this bike won't last a year. Be surprised if it makes it through winter.
Master Chief
Master Chief преди 4 месеца
I would want James to make my bike
Boyan Zhelyazkov
Boyan Zhelyazkov преди 4 месеца
Build a pc wearing tank top like Henry Cavill
Faisal Adi
Faisal Adi преди 4 месеца
I kept focusing on fireblade on the garage
Rapidpanda1st
Rapidpanda1st преди 4 месеца
6:32 "Slacken the stem bolts, don't take them out entirely" was said with the same energy as "Flood the cowling, plenty of it"
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