James May builds a bicycle | Part 1

14 okt 2020
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He has recently shown off his bicycle maintenance skills, but now James May is going a step further. With great excitement, he is building a bicycle straight out of the box for our Producer's son. Stay tuned for part 2...
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  • Hurt yourself with a 10lb dumbbell? Guess a pint is the most James has ever lifted and it's always a decreasing set 😋

    Don 2scoopsDon 2scoops3 dögum síðan
  • Has a pro level bicycle mechanic stand: me scrabbling on knees fixing chain 😒

    Don 2scoopsDon 2scoops3 dögum síðan
  • I built my bike in on the street in front of my apartment

    KiTTKiTT4 dögum síðan
  • great...loads of new numberplate options for my bikes! Goodbye captain slow...hello 180mph speeding fines!

    Generic ChannelGeneric Channel5 dögum síðan
  • The motorbikes and the Tesla are up front. We know what you ride and drive the most :)

    Strategic ThinkerStrategic Thinker7 dögum síðan
  • he car guy but he build bike ?\

    IcyCocoWaterTMIcyCocoWaterTM9 dögum síðan
  • "like, subscribe, and go f*** yourself" gotta be in every outro when a video has james may on it lol

    Samuel KimSamuel Kim9 dögum síðan
  • tonight on first gear james secretly simps on a bicycle richard missed his opel kadett and im clearly running away from nothing

    Samuel KimSamuel Kim10 dögum síðan
  • Where can i get a bike as cool as that ?

    Douglas RobertsonDouglas Robertson13 dögum síðan
  • Advice: No James May was injured while making this video.

    BugattlVeyronBugattlVeyron13 dögum síðan
  • As a child For sure the best gift ever ✌🏼👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

    Keith SkeltonKeith Skelton13 dögum síðan
  • I've been building bikes for years and still I love this video anyway .

    Marc HumphreysMarc Humphreys13 dögum síðan
  • I fell asleep watching this. Now I have to rewatch it until I fall asleep again 💕

    Alaina ChristineAlaina Christine13 dögum síðan
  • I noticed the chicken strips on his motorcycles seem rather wide maybe he should learn to corner his motorcycle

    Sean CreminSean Cremin14 dögum síðan
  • How old is the kid? That bike won’t last 6 months if he’s older than 10, mark my words.

    cwuziicwuzii14 dögum síðan
  • What's next? "James May assembles stuff from IKEA"?

    TaswcmTTaswcmT14 dögum síðan
  • Err - grabs the disc rotor in his fingers, thus contaminating it!

    Tarun ShomeTarun Shome14 dögum síðan
  • 6:04 they should. they’re on the road and if they’re using a bike for work, they should have insurance and pay road tax. if a cyclist smacks a car and it’s the cyclist’s fault, the driver of the car can’t do anything for a claim

    Hamdan AliHamdan Ali15 dögum síðan
  • Tune another Renault Aventine....

    fadzlen kadirfadzlen kadir15 dögum síðan
  • you shouldn't handle disc brakes without gloves as the oils from your hands will affect the braking

    Alex ChastneyAlex Chastney16 dögum síðan
  • Why didn‘t he put the bike down?

    Aachen FanAachen Fan16 dögum síðan
  • Probably the most ill-informed question a man can ask 'why do people wear clothing like they're in the TdF etc?'. It probably also indicates a village bumpkin desire to bully anyone different from them. In cycling the clothing works as part of the efficiency of the bike is the answer for all the low-brains out there.

    Terminus EstTerminus Est16 dögum síðan
  • you do know, that you can lower the bike stand thing as well as raise it so not have the need to reach lol

    paul fullagarpaul fullagar16 dögum síðan
  • Torque wrenches are for Wankers and Lawyers!

    Terry LawrenceTerry Lawrence17 dögum síðan
  • Jesus would probably want to have a word with you 😂😂😂😂😂

    gurupharan nadarajangurupharan nadarajan18 dögum síðan
  • Aaaaaand the rotor is on backwords

    David CarvalhoDavid Carvalho19 dögum síðan
  • Shame that bike stand is set for Clarkson

    Gavin NewtonGavin Newton19 dögum síðan
  • 2 questions 1) Why is the bike up so high? and 2) why don't you open up the leaves on the table?

    Rob LucchettiRob Lucchetti20 dögum síðan
  • Did he put the front disc on the wrong way round for its rotation ??

    Morgan SouthcottMorgan Southcott20 dögum síðan
  • I did what he said and my mum caught me. 🤭

    JohnJohn20 dögum síðan
  • That rotor (disc) is on backwards James. Sorry... @drivetribe

    quinnatr39quinnatr3920 dögum síðan
  • That little thing is 150 ft/lbs? Or in/lbs?

    Jay MJay M20 dögum síðan
  • "Crickey, it's the rozzers" That's probably my favorite James May line ever.

    Remi RamosRemi Ramos21 degi síðan síðan
  • I vote for Clarkson ,Hammond & May to buy a bicycle and try and build them.

    ToniToni21 degi síðan síðan
  • I'd love to build my second Kozmo kit car with You ;-)

    Tomasz FerdekTomasz Ferdek21 degi síðan síðan
  • I hope you fixed the routing of the front break cable. It should not go under the fork.

    Thomas DouthatThomas Douthat21 degi síðan síðan
  • is this the new gohkeekol?

    caspar valentinecaspar valentine21 degi síðan síðan
  • Captain Slow, The Hamster and The Orangutan should all get a knighthood

    Seriously PhrasingSeriously Phrasing21 degi síðan síðan
  • lol

    Harry WardHarry Ward22 dögum síðan

    Diego RSDiego RS22 dögum síðan
  • He put the brake on backwards

    Laurens KamiesLaurens Kamies22 dögum síðan
  • So whats the torque spec for these bolts? - "Finger tight with an allen key."

    Das TIERDas TIER22 dögum síðan
  • I think... that disk rotor is on the wrong rotation direction.

    DEE STINDEE STIN22 dögum síðan
  • A pipe cutter is a better tool than a hacksaw to trim handle bars, it makes a cleaner cut.

    Randy Terpstra-CarignanRandy Terpstra-Carignan22 dögum síðan
  • Looks like you’ve got a motor cycle shop going there James.

    Eric DavidEric David22 dögum síðan
  • “Crickey, it’s the RoZzeRs.”

    Tom KaoTom Kao22 dögum síðan
  • Well I've liked and commented now James so, cheerio!

    ConzaConza22 dögum síðan
  • What happened?. I fell asleep.

    CraigCraig23 dögum síðan
  • 3:00 i would have lowered the bike down a bit for that process :)))

    WickedWicked23 dögum síðan
  • Those handlebars look like they're angled forward insted of up and back.

    ShorjokShorjok23 dögum síðan
  • James made the cardinal sin of touching the brake rotor with his bare fingers. This transfers oil onto the rotor and reduces brake performance, and also causes squealing.

    pyrho1pyrho123 dögum síðan
  • Don’t mean this in a mean way but this would be very boring if some else was doing this

    Siwa SMSiwa SM24 dögum síðan
  • James, lower the bike stand a bit next time

    Stuart GibsonStuart Gibson26 dögum síðan
  • Can we have a link to where you bought your torque wrench please

    GameOverYeah 4GameOverYeah 426 dögum síðan
  • The brake disc is mounted in the wrong way...you must turn it around

    Bojan SaksidaBojan Saksida26 dögum síðan
  • he mustn't think much of his son buying that.. :(

    TheWeardale1TheWeardale126 dögum síðan
  • 1:24 any bike mechanic will CRINGE at the sight of this. Love these videos though

    MattMatt27 dögum síðan
  • What happened to “Act your age, get a car”? 😂😂😂

    Inigo NavarreteInigo Navarrete27 dögum síðan
  • got 1 thing wrong. you are not supposed to touch the breaking surface of the disk breaks with your fingers

    Captain CavemanCaptain Caveman28 dögum síðan
  • Now I get it! This garage is perfect for bike work! (Sincerely noted.)

    Martin DaltonMartin Dalton29 dögum síðan
  • Why does James Have such a massive garage ? why does James have so much stuff?

    GTA V Editor VidsGTA V Editor Vids29 dögum síðan
  • It appears James does not yet understand the concept of a dropleaf table, preferring to squeeze all parts, tools (and chocolate bars) onto a third of the potential surface area!

    Dave The RaveDave The Rave29 dögum síðan
  • It's virtually pre-built

    Ade CAde C29 dögum síðan
  • You installed disk rotor wrong direction. There should be an arrow showing correct spinning direction :)

    qbantossqbantoss29 dögum síðan
  • Please DON'T cut the stem with a hacksaw... The steerer tube maybe, but not the stem. Poor Director's kid will end up toothless.

    EuroCyclingTrips - CMI Pro CyclingEuroCyclingTrips - CMI Pro Cycling29 dögum síðan
  • I came across this video after searching bike building, having been struck by a car I've decided to fix it myself. this was very entertaining. 😂

    H.J. Peters.H.J. Peters.29 dögum síðan
  • Imagine letting James may build your sons bike

    Kieran MartinKieran MartinMánuði síðan
  • but jeremy clarkson hate cyclists.am i correct? haha!

    emmanapunchemmanapunchMánuði síðan
  • You got 2 fireblades and 2 porches....are they all yours James?

    Mike OrmondMike OrmondMánuði síðan
  • Anyone buikd a bicycle build a better mouse trap.

    Harvey PostHarvey PostMánuði síðan
  • You dont have to have the bike stand that high..your not 'Lemmy' of Motor Head.

    allen schmitzallen schmitzMánuði síðan
  • The tiny tightening torque table to torque that tiny thing to tiny torques that the tiny tightening torque table ....... cant find an ending, ha

    bertjesklotepinobertjesklotepinoMánuði síðan
  • Who are Totem?

    specialized500specialized500Mánuði síðan
  • i get a commercial when i start videos. Doesnt matter which video. I assume i am not the only one. Now i get a commercial about Fanta. "in the name of play" "To be a legend is something, but to be an idiot is something far greater" Or something like that. Yeah, actually, i now realize the following question is a rhetorical one, but i still have to ask it: Am i the only one who gets that commercial?

    bertjesklotepinobertjesklotepinoMánuði síðan
  • 12:10 guess what ive been doing all along

    electromaniacelectromaniacMánuði síðan
  • Dear James, it is very important not to touch the braking part of the disc or the braking pads in fear of contaminating them and getting a terrible squeal!

    Rienk DoumaRienk DoumaMánuði síðan
  • He needs to lower the stand and do all the work at eye level surly ....

    phil smithphil smithMánuði síðan
  • That bike is pretty much already built😂

    Jack GrubbJack GrubbMánuði síðan
  • anyone else keep pausing to perv at the metal in his garage ?

    Total Car ReviewsTotal Car ReviewsMánuði síðan
  • And we all thought the other fella was the smart one

    Chuck MaddisonChuck MaddisonMánuði síðan
  • I’m a bit worried about how he grabbed the disks on the brake surface😂

    Lucas KikLucas KikMánuði síðan
  • James May could be making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and I would watch it.

    Doc .CornnDoc .CornnMánuði síðan
  • James, you don't half talk a lot of bollocks.

    Trevor DennisTrevor DennisMánuði síðan
  • PLZ i beg u guys do the CBR1000RR-R review with Dr. James May Plz Plz Plz

    Ezio YangEzio YangMánuði síðan
  • R we all going to ignore that HONDA CBR1000RR-R in the back??? Cant believe u got one of that.

    Ezio YangEzio YangMánuði síðan
  • Terrible title. It should be James May assembly's a bike (from china). I myself would love to see James build a bike but I doubt he has the skill to build a bike from scratch. You're still my favorite Top Gear presenter.

    H. NguyenH. NguyenMánuði síðan
  • Take it all back apart and do it right MR MAY

    keith bruetonkeith bruetonMánuði síðan
  • If u want to help your back with working out... work out your back not your biceps

    UnkulunkuluUnkulunkuluMánuði síðan
  • James may is the dad every kid needs ....

    Big TonyBig TonyMánuði síðan
  • This is not building, just reassembling some removed parts. This bicycle is 90% complete out of the box.

    Zoltan JarmyZoltan JarmyMánuði síðan
  • Did I just watch a 50+ Gentleman putting a bike together for over 13 minutes ?! Wowzers...the magic of Mr. May... can't wait to see James do one from scratch.

    Daniel KowalDaniel KowalMánuði síðan
  • It's like the reassembler minus the re.. wait .. no, he's still the host.. hahahaha🤣🙊☮️🔥!!

    Jacob BerlinJacob BerlinMánuði síðan
  • This guy really likes his motorcycles wow

    DreamyDreamyMánuði síðan
  • Halfords can’t even build bikes. I’ve had 2 from there and both fallen apart within half an our. Halfords, more like Halfarsed.

    giraffe912giraffe912Mánuði síðan
  • I’ve no idea why I’m watching this...except, it’s strangely mesmerizing🧐

    Christy HartsfieldChristy HartsfieldMánuði síðan
  • In May-ese, the official language of James May Esquire: *_"I wuzzn't going to Holfords"_* 😁

    unlokiaunlokiaMánuði síðan
  • Imagine being that rich and buying a 3x drivetrain hardtail

    MintyAviationMintyAviationMánuði síðan
  • V O M M I T N O W V O M M I T N O W

    ThatsRaidillonActuallyThatsRaidillonActuallyMánuði síðan
  • Cheese N O W

    ThatsRaidillonActuallyThatsRaidillonActuallyMánuði síðan
  • I hope Charlie pays his road tax.😆

    RushiesBootsRushiesBootsMánuði síðan