James May builds a bicycle | Part 2

28 okt 2020
184 833 Áhorf

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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  • Are those your motorbikes in the background?

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

      Covert GarageCovert Garage16 dögum síðan
  • i forgot you britts put the brake levers on the wrong side

    Malcolm BrydsonMalcolm BrydsonMánuði síðan
  • I'm looking forwards to 'feel-o-vision'... for use in watching people building bikes of course.

    DaveDaveMánuði síðan
  • What’s about the beautiful 996 Porsche in the Back ? New video content ? Who agree ?

    Vincent HeigelVincent HeigelMánuði síðan
  • 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.

    TheBrickGuy7939TheBrickGuy7939Mánuði síðan
  • When there's piano jazz music, you know James May is assembling something.

    xaraxenxaraxenMánuði síðan
  • shimano components are really scarce resources these days.

    Hou FelixHou Felix2 mánuðum síðan
  • 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.

    L. Daniel LevyL. Daniel Levy2 mánuðum síðan
  • nice table

    philip streechonphilip streechon2 mánuðum síðan

  • make clarkson ride a motorbike, i want to see how it goes lol

    Samuel KimSamuel Kim2 mánuðum síðan
  • They should have gotten proper pedals for the kid. The pedals that come with bikes are plastic trash. They're safety hazard.

    Adam DAdam D3 mánuðum síðan
  • Bet Jezza just needs a hammer to put that all together

    Derrick DavidDerrick David3 mánuðum síðan
  • Did I miss the part where you welded the frame?

    Terry LawrenceTerry Lawrence3 mánuðum síðan
  • When fitting the pedals ALWAYS double check they're not crossed threaded before tightening with a spanner.

    ManaMana3 mánuðum síðan
  • The cable puller tool... That would have made my bikemending back in the day quite a lot easier.. *heading for ebay to get one*-

    Stian MilsettStian Milsett3 mánuðum síðan
  • I do I own a chopper bike mk 3

    davidlelkingtondavidlelkington3 mánuðum síðan
    • I put the stand on because I can’t be bothered not to leave it because I treasure my bike

      davidlelkingtondavidlelkington3 mánuðum síðan
  • how about assembling a 3D printer next ? a proper prusa i3 build, after that, print a miniature toy car

    Kevin LumoindongKevin Lumoindong3 mánuðum síðan
  • 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

    Liam smallLiam small3 mánuðum síðan
  • James, this is dull even for you 😢

    Alan MitchellAlan Mitchell3 mánuðum síðan

    Vikram SinghVikram Singh3 mánuðum síðan
  • 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.

    The Head AngleThe Head Angle3 mánuðum síðan
  • 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.

    JPspinJPspin3 mánuðum síðan
  • Are the handlebars upside down? That disk brake caliper mount still needs adjustment. This is making my eye twitch

    Luke TorjesenLuke Torjesen3 mánuðum síðan
  • May u do the review on the HRC CBR1000RR-R plz plz thx

    Ezio YangEzio Yang3 mánuðum síðan
  • 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..

    Viktor HedmanViktor Hedman3 mánuðum síðan
  • next James builds ebike

    Hadrianus ConfoederatusHadrianus Confoederatus4 mánuðum síðan
  • I mean, it is an improvement to the gocycle

    GerryGerry4 mánuðum síðan
  • Now you can go and set the speed record like SSC TUATARA with this bike. Just get the right GPS equipment.

    Alexandre PohlmannAlexandre Pohlmann4 mánuðum síðan
  • 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.

    staminapromosstaminapromos4 mánuðum síðan
  • I’ve just done a review on a Porsche 996 turbo on my channel. I’d really appreciate any feedback and advice!

    James Bell UKJames Bell UK4 mánuðum síðan
  • Yes! Been waiting for this!

    Bruce LeeBruce Lee4 mánuðum síðan
  • 1:12 oooh, park tool fifth hand?

    Imperial SpyImperial Spy4 mánuðum síðan
  • I see a problem. The tires are too high up. It'll never ride properly like that.

    Evan DavisEvan Davis4 mánuðum síðan
  • Really love this! Like the re-assembler. Would love to see the 3 hour uncut live version... Just fantastic!

    David Collins-CubittDavid Collins-Cubitt4 mánuðum síðan
  • 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

    Spooners outingsSpooners outings4 mánuðum síðan
  • Why does James have such a big garage ?

    GTA V Editor VidsGTA V Editor Vids4 mánuðum síðan
  • Since part 1 I bought new tyres, inner tubes and tyre levers. Now I’m just in time for some more tips!

    RogueRogue4 mánuðum síðan
  • James May is Bob Ross of wrenching

    Miron KlescikMiron Klescik4 mánuðum síðan
  • We need a James May / GCN crossover.

    Rover200PowerRover200Power4 mánuðum síðan
  • Bikes of that price generally do have grumbly bearings!! 😂

    Mike NurseMike Nurse4 mánuðum síðan
  • Anyone get the feeling that James just narrates every part of his life, even when the cameras aren’t on?

    mank demelordmank demelord4 mánuðum síðan
  • James it sounds like you have got tennis elbow in your arm like I have had!! (Caused by trauma like you not playing tennis!)

    Dave CryerDave Cryer4 mánuðum síðan
  • Build a bike - if you can buy one.

    Rob DaviesRob Davies4 mánuðum síðan
  • 👏👏👏👏👍👍👍

    Ederson simplesEderson simples4 mánuðum síðan
  • I thought you died in Albania

    Inder ChahalInder Chahal4 mánuðum síðan
  • James May, the front brake disc rotor is the WRONG way round!! Please correct this for safety reasons.

    Smith MSmith M4 mánuðum síðan
    • @Ben T. Its weaker. Hence the manual will tell you it is directional.

      Smith MSmith M3 mánuðum síðan
  • I love the shirt

    DougDoug4 mánuðum síðan
  • The problem with those brake lines is that the Front is going to the right instead of the left.

    DougDoug4 mánuðum síðan
  • 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.(:

    Lio MioLio Mio4 mánuðum síðan
  • I guess I'm a pervy bike mechanic like James then

    Joseph NichollsJoseph Nicholls4 mánuðum síðan
  • Easy on those pedals! 😄🤦‍♂️ just snug James 👍

    Flying Lap ProductionsFlying Lap Productions4 mánuðum síðan
  • I’d rather get a better look at that Honda f4i and fireblade in the background

    CopperKid_CDN 2004CopperKid_CDN 20044 mánuðum síðan
  • fun fact : cheap suspension is a pogo stick :)

    Chris TeschkeChris Teschke4 mánuðum síðan
  • James May was born at the age of 5 years old, and had built his first jet engine by age of 11.

    Lima WhiskeyLima Whiskey4 mánuðum síðan
  • the handle bars are on the wrong side and its picking on me

    Cristobal Van cappellenCristobal Van cappellen4 mánuðum síðan
  • Is the front disc fitted the right way round James? There should be an arrow for direction of rotation! Looks wrong to me!

    Adam SmithAdam Smith4 mánuðum síðan
  • Congratulations James, you can assemble a new child’s bike straight out of the box.

    David ChaddertonDavid Chadderton4 mánuðum síðan
  • Right, now have send the jumps

    Braxton BurtisBraxton Burtis4 mánuðum síðan

    mark alsopmark alsop4 mánuðum síðan
  • 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 !!!

    simon stuckisimon stucki4 mánuðum síðan
  • never in my life have I been as riveted as I am now

    weebic twoweebic two4 mánuðum síðan
  • Maybe May's 5 favorite tools he owns and 5 he regrets buying?

    blkwgn4blkwgn44 mánuðum síðan
  • More!

    blkwgn4blkwgn44 mánuðum síðan
  • Front rotor is on backwards

    Stephan SStephan S4 mánuðum síðan
  • If we ever do get Feel-O-Vision, this is the last channel I'll ever watch.

    marshaltmarshalt4 mánuðum síðan
  • 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 😆

    Alex LumbAlex Lumb4 mánuðum síðan
  • James shows us his new Tee Shirt...

    Tom PrytsTom Pryts4 mánuðum síðan
  • Shakey Weightlifting is the finest euphemism for wanking I have ever heard.

    Jason RodgerJason Rodger4 mánuðum síðan
  • 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!

    Tan Rui QinTan Rui Qin4 mánuðum síðan
  • brilliant...

    Jeff LynchJeff Lynch4 mánuðum síðan
  • People build up wheels, install bottom brackets and build up a whole bike in one video. Why 3 parts

    Ben HuntBen Hunt4 mánuðum síðan
    • see the comment below.

      DougDoug4 mánuðum síðan
  • Was worried about that cable for the past week...

    ClintSchClintSch4 mánuðum síðan
  • 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

    Иван ПетроИван Петро4 mánuðum síðan
  • Can't believe i waited a whole 2 weeks for this! Lol

    Graeme BeerGraeme Beer4 mánuðum síðan
  • Anything James May is BRILLIANT

    Cameron JarrettCameron Jarrett4 mánuðum síðan
  • Matthew yes 👍 🚵‍♂️

    Matthew EvansMatthew Evans4 mánuðum síðan
  • The front disc brake is still the wrong way round.

    schotteschotte4 mánuðum síðan
  • 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 ISworlds

    MTB.W.C 11MTB.W.C 114 mánuðum síðan
  • James, the front disk is mounted wrong, see the one on the back that is mounted right.

    Mihai CMihai C4 mánuðum síðan
  • So many things wrong in this assembly and setup.

    Paul AshbrookPaul Ashbrook4 mánuðum síðan
  • 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.

    Paul AshbrookPaul Ashbrook4 mánuðum síðan
  • 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.

    apagoogooapagoogoo4 mánuðum síðan
  • I'm afraid that with this rhythm the bike will be ready for that kid's kid! :D

    Eris 88Eris 884 mánuðum síðan
  • Awesome job sir, like pervy brake tool. Now, ya just need a teen stig test thrashing ride.

    Paul LawickiPaul Lawicki4 mánuðum síðan
  • 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!

    CivicboomerCivicboomer4 mánuðum síðan
  • Why no hydraulic brakes James? It's not 1995 anymore lol

    Silver BackSilver Back4 mánuðum síðan
  • 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.

    Greg BGreg B4 mánuðum síðan

    Leroy JenkinsLeroy Jenkins4 mánuðum síðan
  • Did this really need to be split in 3 parts?

    LemonadeMouthSomebodLemonadeMouthSomebod4 mánuðum síðan
  • Can we get James May to react to Bottom Gear?

    LeiskaLeiska4 mánuðum síðan
  • James working on this bike has showed me how to actually fix MY bike, all I have to do is get one...

    BrickBrother StudiosBrickBrother Studios4 mánuðum síðan
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    Can0spamCan0spam4 mánuðum síðan
  • ცɛŋɖ ɬɧɛ ცıƙɛ

    Daniel RoperDaniel Roper4 mánuðum síðan
  • 4:50 ... The wobble on that front wheel, more adjustment required James!

    Jamie LindleyJamie Lindley4 mánuðum síðan
  • 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.

    Danny PhilippoDanny Philippo4 mánuðum síðan
  • I would want James to make my bike

    Master ChiefMaster Chief4 mánuðum síðan
  • Build a pc wearing tank top like Henry Cavill

    Boyan ZhelyazkovBoyan Zhelyazkov4 mánuðum síðan
  • I kept focusing on fireblade on the garage

    Faisal AdiFaisal Adi4 mánuðum síðan
  • 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"

    Rapidpanda1stRapidpanda1st4 mánuðum síðan