James May builds a bicycle | Part 3

8 nóv 2020
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We're nearing the end of this bicycle-assembling saga. This time, it's the bell, the gears and all the good bits, really.
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  • You left what type of bike I got an old Sears 3 speed

    Larry Cassar 1999Larry Cassar 19992 dögum síðan
  • I always thought those reversible screwdrivers were a Volkswagen thing.

    VidsInMotionVidsInMotion12 dögum síðan
  • Pads are still badly rubbing against the discs or the bearings are terrible. Rear wheel stops immediately when James stops turning the pedal and the front wheel is not turning at all when the bike is rocking. That is an awful bicycle.

    Marek SMarek S14 dögum síðan
  • The bell is the last thing you hear, before its all over.

    Phil JonidesPhil Jonides14 dögum síðan
  • I remember sometimes either missing to pull the bell lever or not back enough, barely making any noise at all and you need to let your hand loose from the handle to stretch your thumb towards the bell lever which is uncomfortable. Terrible design, let alone not being loud enough.

    TheBrickGuy7939TheBrickGuy7939Mánuði síðan
  • I love your vids James! Ramble all you want I enjoy it.

    sunnydayssunnydaysMánuði síðan
    • Right! So you're welcome to my video blog about cars.

      Covert GarageCovert Garage16 dögum síðan
  • Nice horizontally mounted reflector and nice vertically mounted bell whilst in the bike maintenance stand. How did they look when you removed the bike from the stand? :)

    First Name Last NameFirst Name Last NameMánuði síðan
  • 9:23 “...we’re now in top gear...” Hmmm.

    First Name Last NameFirst Name Last NameMánuði síðan
  • Bicycles have to be fitted with bells at the point of sale, but there is no legal requirement to keep one fitted or use them once on the road. The Highway Code merely suggests that cyclists ‘should be considerate of other road users, particularly blind and partially sighted pedestrians. Let them know you are there when necessary, for example by ringing your bell.’ Any other ‘audible warning’ - horn, rattle, duck call or the human voice - will do.

    First Name Last NameFirst Name Last NameMánuði síðan
  • Hmmm ....nice action.

    MrJohnybirchallMrJohnybirchallMánuði síðan
  • If you think this kind of bell is hopeless, just try it when it's wet. It goes from hopeless to utterly useless.

    Superstar DaveSuperstar Dave2 mánuðum síðan
  • Is that 6 cylinder Honda CBX in background?

    MrOrangeMrOrange2 mánuðum síðan
  • Don’t ✍🏻 touch ✍🏻 James’s ✍🏻 Honda ✍🏻 reversible ✍🏻 screwdriver. Got it.

    NatalieNatalie2 mánuðum síðan
  • These videos were filmed to pay for the bicycle lol

    Dave40Dave402 mánuðum síðan
  • Well.... Those 3 episodes were interesting

    Jake WellsJake Wells2 mánuðum síðan
  • That chain is too short Edit: grammar

    Logan MLogan M2 mánuðum síðan
  • James May having a favorite screwdriver is the most James May thing he could ever have

    Michael ThermopoulosMichael Thermopoulos2 mánuðum síðan
  • 9:23 We are now in Top Gear lolll, back to the studio

    Shiftert ioioShiftert ioio3 mánuðum síðan
  • After watching these videos I can safely say I would not let James build a bike for me.

    bongo bobbongo bob3 mánuðum síðan
  • Spiffing may

    Fishguy2264Fishguy22643 mánuðum síðan
  • Clamping the down tube will cause interference with the gear cable for the front derailleur . I always clamp the seat pole so nothings in the way , also means the bike is lower and easier to work on

    chris knottchris knott3 mánuðum síðan
  • In defence of the bell, as a hiker, I wish more cyclists had them and used them, rather than suddenly appearing next to me squeezing past at breakneck speed on a narrow path.

    David LoweDavid Lowe3 mánuðum síðan
  • It is the mark of a true nerd to appreciate the difference between a Phillips and a Japanese Industrial Standard screwdriver. Because, honestly, who else cares?

    tqdzwa marambatqdzwa maramba3 mánuðum síðan
  • The guy talked about a bell for 3 minute Not long enough

    ZeeZee3 mánuðum síðan
  • I want that James tshirt

    Harshdeep SinghHarshdeep Singh3 mánuðum síðan
  • Bet Jezza just needs a hammer to put that all together

    Derrick DavidDerrick David3 mánuðum síðan
  • Subarus had those reversable screwdrivers in the late 90s through late 2000s

    _johnpm_johnpm3 mánuðum síðan
  • James is the new Bob Ross

    Meekaa-eelMeekaa-eel3 mánuðum síðan
  • Bad focus on the video...

    Twangar KazmiTwangar Kazmi3 mánuðum síðan
  • I could watch Mr. May pull apart and put back together something as mundane as a telephone and enjoy it... oh wait...

    Sam ZervosSam Zervos3 mánuðum síðan
  • I bought the same bike in a different colour after watching this.What an awesome bike for such a low price(it was on sale).I love it,its on my channel.

    CAR BLOKECAR BLOKE3 mánuðum síðan
  • I love his videos but I wish he would do something.

    Fred FredFred Fred3 mánuðum síðan
  • No bell for me. I have a whistle on a cord around my neck. Effective. My son and I cycle and friends bike on jungle tracks. We al have a whistle so if we lose each other or we get lost we can whistle for help. Is it okay to use a whistle for biking in England?

    Mo HalimMo Halim3 mánuðum síðan
    • Yes. Or simply your own voice.

      First Name Last NameFirst Name Last NameMánuði síðan
  • Yay, It's 'Jame's'L'Fix it'

    Kris_T_1982Kris_T_19823 mánuðum síðan
  • Don't forget the peanut butter.

    Alfred JudokusAlfred Judokus3 mánuðum síðan
  • Only thing that could bore me more than watching this vid would be watching the cameraman giving it to his son on his birthday

    Dylan DefineDylan Define3 mánuðum síðan
  • my bmw e46 had a reversible screwdriver too

    allothernamesbutthisallothernamesbutthis3 mánuðum síðan
  • I would love to see James out together a Carbon + DuraAce road bike just to hear his appreciation for some marvelous but simplistic engineering

    OdhranOdhran3 mánuðum síðan
  • Where can I get that t-shirt he is wearing?

    RememberMeWellRememberMeWell3 mánuðum síðan
  • why hasnt u cut off the excess of the zip ties?!

    Jacob HajaratJacob Hajarat3 mánuðum síðan
  • The front reflector is the wrong way and the brake pads are touching the discs when the brake levers aren't even being pulled. Very poor bike building here

    Tom DrumsTom Drums3 mánuðum síðan
  • brakes are set up appallingly unless you're trying for resistance training , you got your greasy fingers all over the front rotor on install so probably contaminated the fornt pads and the front reflector is on sideways, if you want to set up a bike properly watch anyone else do

    Earth ArrowEarth Arrow3 mánuðum síðan
  • 👍👍👍😎😎😎

    shift intohighshift intohigh3 mánuðum síðan
  • Liked, not because I like bikes, I hate them, but Battenburg is the best, a fine choice of snack.

    V8MooowderV8Mooowder3 mánuðum síðan
  • the bell sounds like a sound effect

    CatandMouseCatandMouse3 mánuðum síðan
  • Thank you for the wonderful non-political entertainment! Love the dry British humor (or humour), and just sit here giggling while I'm working at home.

    Adam HamptonAdam Hampton3 mánuðum síðan
  • The bike was already a classic its now a relic...

    Jim SmithJim Smith3 mánuðum síðan
  • NEVER make me wait this long again

    JakeJake3 mánuðum síðan
  • I don't understand but I clicked because it's James May.

    KiraKira3 mánuðum síðan
  • Like the t shirt

    David GibsonDavid Gibson3 mánuðum síðan
  • U should team up with berm peak or mahalo my dude

    Dani_ik03 boomDani_ik03 boom3 mánuðum síðan
  • zzzz Tires so bad , need spec. ground control!

    Alexei PrAlexei Pr3 mánuðum síðan
  • Is the front disc mounted the wrong way around ?

    Varun SambiVarun Sambi3 mánuðum síðan
  • 😄😄👍

    Rick wRick w3 mánuðum síðan
  • Young people in the bunker stay Fritzl

    mavmav3 mánuðum síðan
  • Bordering asmr James haha

    Jason LavelleJason Lavelle3 mánuðum síðan
  • Brakes failed because you installed them 😂 I want someone to film the bike being checked at a bike shop 🤷

    JOSHaka OGERJOSHaka OGER3 mánuðum síðan
  • How is James the best thing on ISworlds already 😆

    JR's PropertiesJR's Properties3 mánuðum síðan
  • Phark, this Channel must be short on content............

    BeasoBeaso3 mánuðum síðan
  • for no shave november james may must grow out his beard and become santa clause

    Adam HallAdam Hall3 mánuðum síðan
  • 9:30 “we’re now now in top gear”😝

    George FrenchGeorge French3 mánuðum síðan
  • Hello James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard the Little Hammond, I hope my message finds you well I want to request if you can review a car and give an honest opinion about it. This is the car of my dream. Toyota GR Yaris 2020. Lets hope the 1 and only comment of my life gets picked up 😇😇

    Syed ShahSyed Shah3 mánuðum síðan
  • Wow back brakes dragging bad lol cool bike !

    Von BogerVon Boger3 mánuðum síðan
  • Three parts really

    TomB StoneTomB Stone3 mánuðum síðan
  • Them TShirt, might need the apparel link in the bio too :)

    Amardeep Singh JawandhaAmardeep Singh Jawandha3 mánuðum síðan
  • Orphans taken out for walk by nuns.

    Barot8Barot83 mánuðum síðan
  • Why does he have fireblade?

    PatriotMonkPatriotMonk3 mánuðum síðan
  • Just show us the new grand tour episode.

    ░fuck this shit▓░fuck this shit▓3 mánuðum síðan
  • I can’t imagine James riding a Fireblade, even though he has a couple of them. Thought he’d be chugging around on Brit classics.

    timmo3351timmo33513 mánuðum síðan
  • Why Jeremy and Hammond don't upload video Please like to see

    عرشیا امیر احمدیعرشیا امیر احمدی3 mánuðum síðan
  • More of an assemble than a build.

    Calvin ChannCalvin Chann3 mánuðum síðan
  • That front reflector is killing me..

    Alex SeddonAlex Seddon3 mánuðum síðan
  • I could watch James May knit a cap and I believe I’d be entertained

    DavisDavis3 mánuðum síðan
  • Sometimes I bunny hop onto car bonnets then bunny hop onto the next car bonnet, just to get to the other side of the road.

  • Sorry how does a five minute job turn into 3 episodes.

    JeffJeff3 mánuðum síðan
  • Love it 👌👌👍

    Peter SkorecPeter Skorec3 mánuðum síðan
  • Kids probably too big for the bike by now

    A WA W3 mánuðum síðan
  • As a bike mechanic, this was kind of shocking to watch. But fun at least ^^

    Michael D.Michael D.3 mánuðum síðan
  • 6:00 😂🤣👍

    Dutch ParisienDutch Parisien3 mánuðum síðan
  • what an odd.... Super expensive toys around the cave and this peace of trash, you call a bicycle :D :D :D

    What the hell bikeWhat the hell bike3 mánuðum síðan
  • Hmm, nothing ahs ever happened on the Archers? I remember in 1987 Lizzie Pargeter bunked off a job reporting on a fete and missed the exploding marrow. Becasue of this she got into trouble at the Borsetshire Echo because she wrote up a generic piece and missed the big news, the exploding marrow. That was a highlight and quite thrilling. I would agree that nothing happened before and and after that.

    Richard MaguireRichard Maguire3 mánuðum síðan
  • I've been riding, fixing, and building bikes for decades. I only recently learned that British bikes have their brake levers reversed. But are you also telling me that at your right hand you have the front brake and rear shifter? Madness.

    Nick OwensNick Owens3 mánuðum síðan
  • That bell frequency is inaudible to many old people. You can ring your bell all day trying to get past them.

    gerald maybebabygerald maybebaby3 mánuðum síðan
  • James the dork disc is the clear plastic one on the rear hub, the front one is a bash guard which can be very useful for mountain bikes

    Sean BSean B3 mánuðum síðan
  • I could literally watch James May discussing the drying of paint and be entertained.

    Strike The RootStrike The Root3 mánuðum síðan
  • Yeah... back brake needs setting up.

    Vince ChadwickVince Chadwick3 mánuðum síðan
  • Fix the bike clamp to the seat post, rather than the seat tube. Especially for higher-end bikes that have tapered steel, carbon, titanium tubing; you may damage the frame.

    Daniel BrownDaniel Brown3 mánuðum síðan
  • Is that his garage !!!??

    Julia ParkerJulia Parker3 mánuðum síðan
  • This is how you knw that hes done with cars, when hes already gone through 3 parts of building a bike

    Harpy SharpyHarpy Sharpy3 mánuðum síðan
  • Also fun fact, you actually need a JIS screwdriver for working on bikes as all Shimano derailleurs use JIS screws for the limit adjustment. Using Phillips massively increases the chance of stripping the bolt.

    Sufyan SaleemSufyan Saleem3 mánuðum síðan
  • The only place for a bell is under the saddle or under the bottom bracket.

    Sufyan SaleemSufyan Saleem3 mánuðum síðan
  • So... The shifter for the front derailleur is on the left side, yet the brake lever for the front brakes is on the right side of the handlebar..?

    Rune MobergRune Moberg3 mánuðum síðan
  • By the time you make it he’ll be driving 🤪👍

    Daz HarleyDaz Harley3 mánuðum síðan
  • Reflector goes at the back under the seat so cars can see you when coming from behind as you ride in the same traffic direction.... Does not go on the front....cmon.....you can surely see it wrong and silly on the front....

    Ryan LammleRyan Lammle3 mánuðum síðan
  • This is the most entertaining bike maintenance video on youtube. Not the most useful, but you cannot have both. Well done Mr May.

    tibi olahtibi olah3 mánuðum síðan
  • I would recommend throwing that terrible pushbike in the bin and getting hold of an actual mountainbike. P.S. strange how it has a tapered headtube but doesn't have a tapered fork.

    Michael AndersonMichael Anderson3 mánuðum síðan
  • Year 2239 : James May builds a bicycle | Part 3578

    ioppdalioppdal3 mánuðum síðan
  • James, mate, assuming this is your personal garage, could you please do a walkaround of all your motorbikes? My curiosity is killing me.

    boiledelephantboiledelephant3 mánuðum síðan
  • I never thought one day, I will watch an old lady build a bike!

    10 Weekly Facts10 Weekly Facts3 mánuðum síðan
  • Now surely this all needs to be done with the bike upside down resting on it's seat and handlebars:-)

    Giles NewportGiles Newport3 mánuðum síðan