James May builds a bicycle | Part 2

28 okt 2020
173 015 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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  • They should have gotten proper pedals for the kid. The pedals that come with bikes are plastic trash. They're safety hazard.

    Adam DAdam D8 dögum síðan
  • Bet Jezza just needs a hammer to put that all together

    Derrick DavidDerrick David18 dögum síðan
  • Did I miss the part where you welded the frame?

    Terry LawrenceTerry Lawrence19 dögum síðan
  • When fitting the pedals ALWAYS double check they're not crossed threaded before tightening with a spanner.

    ManaMana21 degi síðan 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 Milsett21 degi síðan síðan
  • I do I own a chopper bike mk 3

    davidlelkingtondavidlelkington22 dögum síðan
    • I put the stand on because I can’t be bothered not to leave it because I treasure my bike

      davidlelkingtondavidlelkington22 dögum síðan
  • how about assembling a 3D printer next ? a proper prusa i3 build, after that, print a miniature toy car

    Kevin LumoindongKevin Lumoindong23 dögum 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 small23 dögum síðan
  • James, this is dull even for you 😢

    Alan MitchellAlan Mitchell24 dögum síðan

    Vikram SinghVikram Singh25 dögum 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 Angle25 dögum 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.

    JPspinJPspin26 dögum síðan
  • Are the handlebars upside down? That disk brake caliper mount still needs adjustment. This is making my eye twitch

    Luke TorjesenLuke Torjesen26 dögum síðan
  • May u do the review on the HRC CBR1000RR-R plz plz thx

    Ezio YangEzio Yang26 dögum síðan
  • I hope they did not pay more than ~400 Pounds for this

    Ben T.Ben T.27 dögum 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 Hedman28 dögum síðan
  • next James builds ebike

    Hadrianus ConfoederatusHadrianus Confoederatus28 dögum síðan
  • I mean, it is an improvement to the gocycle

    GerryGerry29 dögum síðan
  • Now you can go and set the speed record like SSC TUATARA with this bike. Just get the right GPS equipment.

    Alexandre PohlmannAlexandre Pohlmann29 dögum 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.

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

    James Bellis UKJames Bellis UKMánuði síðan
  • Yes! Been waiting for this!

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

    H. YoungH. YoungMánuði síðan
  • I see a problem. The tires are too high up. It'll never ride properly like that.

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

    David Collins-CubittDavid Collins-CubittMánuði 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 outingsMánuði síðan
  • Why does James have such a big garage ?

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

    RogueRogueMánuði síðan
  • James May is Bob Ross of wrenching

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

    Rover200PowerRover200PowerMánuði síðan
  • Bikes of that price generally do have grumbly bearings!! 😂

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

    mank demelordmank demelordMánuði síðan
    • well... I do that.

      Ben T.Ben T.27 dögum 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 CryerMánuði síðan
  • Build a bike - if you can buy one.

    Rob DaviesRob DaviesMánuði síðan
  • 👏👏👏👏👍👍👍

    Ederson simplesEderson simplesMánuði síðan
  • I thought you died in Albania

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

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

      Smith MSmith M27 dögum síðan
    • I really don't think that matter at all. In fact my bike came fully assembled and they are oriented like that... No problems whatsoever.

      Ben T.Ben T.27 dögum síðan
  • I love the shirt

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

    DougDougMánuði 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 MioMánuði síðan
  • I guess I'm a pervy bike mechanic like James then

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

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

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

    Chris TeschkeChris TeschkeMánuði 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 WhiskeyMánuði síðan
  • the handle bars are on the wrong side and its picking on me

    Cristobal Van cappellenCristobal Van cappellenMánuði 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 SmithMánuði síðan
  • I got a new scooter but afraid to use it because it’s still not legal in the UK!! No idea why does anyone know? Everywhere else around the world is legalising them, apparently it’s because of a few teenagers who took them around shops and destroyed them like idiots

    Daniel DavidsonDaniel DavidsonMánuði síðan
  • Congratulations James, you can assemble a new child’s bike straight out of the box.

    David ChaddertonDavid ChaddertonMánuði síðan
  • Right, now have send the jumps

    Braxton BurtisBraxton BurtisMánuði síðan

    mark alsopmark alsopMánuði 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 stuckiMánuði síðan
  • never in my life have I been as riveted as I am now

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

    blkwgn4blkwgn4Mánuði síðan
  • More!

    blkwgn4blkwgn4Mánuði síðan
  • Front rotor is on backwards

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

    marshaltmarshaltMánuði 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 LumbMánuði síðan
  • James shows us his new Tee Shirt...

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

    Jason RodgerJason RodgerMánuði 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 QinMánuði síðan
    • yeah I found that to be rather tricky The wheel needs to sit 100% straight in the frame that you tighten it up and adjust the brakes

      Ben T.Ben T.27 dögum síðan
  • brilliant...

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

    Ben HuntBen HuntMánuði síðan
    • see the comment below.

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

    Apekz74Apekz74Mánuði 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 ПетроMánuði síðan
  • Can't believe i waited a whole 2 weeks for this! Lol

    Graeme BeerGraeme BeerMánuði síðan
  • Anything James May is BRILLIANT

    Cameron JarrettCameron JarrettMánuði síðan
  • Matthew yes 👍 🚵‍♂️

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

    schotteschotteMánuði 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 11Mánuði síðan
  • James, the front disk is mounted wrong, see the one on the back that is mounted right.

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

    Paul AshbrookPaul AshbrookMánuði 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 AshbrookMánuði 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.

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

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

    Paul LawickiPaul LawickiMánuði 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!

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

    Silver BackSilver BackMánuði 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 BMánuði síðan

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

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

    LeiskaLeiskaMánuði 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 StudiosMánuði síðan
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    Can0spamCan0spamMánuði síðan
  • ცɛŋɖ ɬɧɛ ცıƙɛ

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

    Jamie LindleyJamie LindleyMánuði 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 PhilippoMánuði síðan
  • I would want James to make my bike

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

    Boyan ZhelyazkovBoyan ZhelyazkovMánuði síðan
  • I kept focusing on fireblade on the garage

    Faisal AdiFaisal AdiMánuði 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"

    Rapidpanda1stRapidpanda1stMánuði síðan
  • Buy a Renault Sandero RS 2020

    Klotz BRKlotz BRMánuði síðan
  • I must have that t shirt.

    Impalaman's GarageImpalaman's GarageMánuði síðan
  • This video was edited down from 42 hours of footage.

    Alexander KnightAlexander KnightMánuði síðan
  • I had a stand on my Raleigh Grifter.

    Tec DesignsTec DesignsMánuði síðan
  • We wanna see james riding those liter class superbikes.

    Hollow KnightHollow KnightMánuði síðan
  • I need one of those shirts.

    Jay101Jay101Mánuði síðan
  • MTB rule Number 1...... Take off the side stand.... and cast it into the sea.....

    Rooksfoot 1Rooksfoot 1Mánuði síðan
  • Why can't we see the Hamster on the other side of the garage who Capt Slow has captured, tied to a chair and gagged?

    Alex MorganAlex MorganMánuði síðan
  • took you a while to eat that mr kipling?

    Jack ThompsonJack ThompsonMánuði síðan