James May builds a bicycle | Part 1

14 okt 2020
415 089 Áhorf

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...
Follow us:
Subscribe to the DRIVETRIBE ISworlds channel: bit.ly/D_TRBsubs

  • I don't care what the guys say James, you are pretty cool!!!

    Jason 0Jason 014 klukkustundum síðan
  • liked,commented...off to p.hub now. thnx james.

    forced into google plusforced into google plus7 dögum síðan
  • I should be sleeping rn but this is important

    JeeffJeeff8 dögum síðan
  • I see scooter from BMW which is C400GT, interesting..

    nurzyhandnurzyhand17 dögum síðan
  • You can have £1,99 fer a follow Mr May... @Golf_Alpha_Zulu

    Gaz D JonesGaz D Jones26 dögum síðan
  • why do i feel like 1:09 will be another meme like the cheese meme

    Hasthabrata Christopher LiatnaHasthabrata Christopher Liatna29 dögum síðan
  • 3:50 Underrated meme

    Felipe GonçalvesFelipe GonçalvesMánuði síðan
  • Obviously he's having a blast without Jezza hovering over and badgering him for being so slow and accurate. The bike doesn't even appear to be for himself but a nephew or child of a friend.

    Howie NormusHowie NormusMánuði síðan
  • They need James' audio instructions on a disc instead of the booklet.

    TheBrickGuy7939TheBrickGuy7939Mánuði síðan
  • That's not a garage, that's an underground car park with work benches

    Blake FazBlake FazMánuði síðan
  • Totally agree with James about riding on the pavement and yielding to pedestrians In American Suburbia, footpaths are usually enmity and roads are big and fast so cyclists use the footpaths.

    Zayd AnsariZayd AnsariMánuði síðan
  • When he touched the disk rotor

    Mtb with JackMtb with JackMánuði síðan
  • You know how you, Richard, and Jeremy feel about a G-wiz and the owners that accompany them? Like, because you care about cars, and a G-wiz is a terrible car- you then harshly judge the owner? That’s how anyone who cares about bikes feels about this video. 😬

    Ben AtonBen AtonMánuði síðan
  • In the Netherlands you can buy second hands bikes for 30 euro's that still last 5 years.

    Duncan ten KateDuncan ten KateMánuði síðan
  • I want to see James build a computer. Like lego but you can do work on it after.

    Nathan ArcherNathan ArcherMánuði síðan
  • I'm sorry but that's not a great bike

    brad does mtb 14brad does mtb 14Mánuði síðan
  • Apparently Jeremy was asked to do this video first and spat at the producer in disgust

    JamesJames2 mánuðum síðan
  • ???Hulfords???

    John RamboJohn Rambo2 mánuðum síðan
  • This is very interesting but I sometimes wonder “Whatever happened to May’s Bentley T2?”.

    Great Western Productions2857Great Western Productions28572 mánuðum síðan
  • I also have a 150 torque wrench actually I have 4 does that also make me a perv or a super perv

    Just SomecuntJust Somecunt2 mánuðum síðan
  • A motorbike is a drug, and you get used to the acceleration buzz. End up needing it so often just to feel normal. A cycle is another matter, connects with nature, exercise, simplicity. They never grow old, and mountain biking is pretty involving, you learn lots of skills, satisfying, can push the bike to its limit, unlike a fast motorbike most of the time you are having to hold back or risk your life. On an MTB you can proper razz it. And not worry if you fall off too much or put scratches on it.

    Andrew NorrisAndrew Norris2 mánuðum síðan
  • Thought he was building one from a bare frame! Maybe building the wheels himself too. And I see him open up a box with a bike almost built for him! I dunno. "Assembling" would have been more accurate. Lazy sod ;) May is May - he is weird but we love him for it ;)

    Andrew NorrisAndrew Norris2 mánuðum síðan
  • You’ve put the disc on the wrong way round.

    Daan-Marijn TheunissenDaan-Marijn Theunissen2 mánuðum síðan
  • torque wrench for fixings on a bike ????? no.

    firebugfirebug2 mánuðum síðan
  • We germans says "Technical Yoga" 🙌🏼 Perfect James and Crew!!!

    BestMoto SeriesBestMoto Series2 mánuðum síðan
  • Imagine being a kid having your bike built by James May.

    Nick [Neck]Nick [Neck]2 mánuðum síðan
  • Don't touch the disc with your bare hands James!!!!!!!!!!

    BonkyMCBonkyMC2 mánuðum síðan
  • "A bicycle, the most exciting thing you can buy." - Sid the man who had worked in BBC and owned a Tesla Model S and multiple supercars!!!

    Shilpa ShettyShilpa Shetty2 mánuðum síðan
  • So you straighten your back out by working the bicep. Seems like sound advice you were given

    H CH C2 mánuðum síðan
  • I'm pretty sure the disc is on backwards James, note rotation arrow at 1:24

    Mark TaylorMark Taylor2 mánuðum síðan
    • thats corect, i wanted to comment it too

      Jo HeJo He2 mánuðum síðan
  • I build over 10 bikes for customers every week LOL

    Tony DawsonTony Dawson2 mánuðum síðan
  • Why did the Editor skips the click?

    Putu Rizki MahardhikaPutu Rizki Mahardhika3 mánuðum síðan
  • I've just come from sam pilgrim spray painting his suspension which is 2x more expensive than my whole bike to james may adjusting a torque wrench which is 150 pounds

    Bryn EvansBryn Evans3 mánuðum síðan
  • I built my bike in on the street in front of my apartment

    KiTTKiTT3 mánuðum síðan
  • great...loads of new numberplate options for my bikes! Goodbye captain slow...hello 180mph speeding fines!

    Generic ChannelGeneric Channel3 mánuðum síðan
  • The motorbikes and the Tesla are up front. We know what you ride and drive the most :)

    Strategic ThinkerStrategic Thinker3 mánuðum síðan
  • he car guy but he build bike ?\

    IcyCocoWaterTMIcyCocoWaterTM3 mánuðum síðan
  • "like, subscribe, and go f*** yourself" gotta be in every outro when a video has james may on it lol

    Samuel KimSamuel Kim3 mánuðum 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 Kim3 mánuðum síðan
  • Where can i get a bike as cool as that ?

    Douglas RobertsonDouglas Robertson3 mánuðum síðan
  • Advice: No James May was injured while making this video.

    BugattlVeyronBugattlVeyron3 mánuðum síðan
  • As a child For sure the best gift ever ✌🏼👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

    Keith SkeltonKeith Skelton3 mánuðum síðan
  • I've been building bikes for years and still I love this video anyway .

    Marc HumphreysMarc Humphreys3 mánuðum síðan
  • I fell asleep watching this. Now I have to rewatch it until I fall asleep again 💕

    Alaina ChristineAlaina Christine3 mánuðum síðan
  • I noticed the chicken strips on his motorcycles seem rather wide maybe he should learn to corner his motorcycle

    Sean CreminSean Cremin3 mánuðum síðan
  • How old is the kid? That bike won’t last 6 months if he’s older than 10, mark my words.

    cwuziicwuzii3 mánuðum síðan
  • What's next? "James May assembles stuff from IKEA"?

    TaswcmTTaswcmT3 mánuðum síðan
  • Err - grabs the disc rotor in his fingers, thus contaminating it!

    Tarun ShomeTarun Shome3 mánuðum 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 Ali3 mánuðum síðan
  • Tune another Renault Aventine....

    fadzlen kadirfadzlen kadir3 mánuðum síðan
  • you shouldn't handle disc brakes without gloves as the oils from your hands will affect the braking

    Alex ChastneyAlex Chastney3 mánuðum síðan
  • Why didn‘t he put the bike down?

    Aachen FanAachen Fan3 mánuðum 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 Est3 mánuðum 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

    visually fluidvisually fluid3 mánuðum síðan
  • Torque wrenches are for Wankers and Lawyers!

    Terry LawrenceTerry Lawrence3 mánuðum síðan
  • Jesus would probably want to have a word with you 😂😂😂😂😂

    gurupharan nadarajangurupharan nadarajan3 mánuðum síðan
  • Aaaaaand the rotor is on backwords

    David CarvalhoDavid Carvalho3 mánuðum síðan
  • Shame that bike stand is set for Clarkson

    Gavin NewtonGavin Newton3 mánuðum 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 Lucchetti3 mánuðum síðan
  • Did he put the front disc on the wrong way round for its rotation ??

    Morgan SouthcottMorgan Southcott3 mánuðum síðan
  • I did what he said and my mum caught me. 🤭

    JohnJohn3 mánuðum síðan
  • That rotor (disc) is on backwards James. Sorry... @drivetribe

    quinnatr39quinnatr393 mánuðum síðan
  • That little thing is 150 ft/lbs? Or in/lbs?

    Jay MJay M3 mánuðum síðan
  • "Crickey, it's the rozzers" That's probably my favorite James May line ever.

    Remi RamosRemi Ramos3 mánuðum síðan
  • I vote for Clarkson ,Hammond & May to buy a bicycle and try and build them.

    ToniToni3 mánuðum síðan
  • I'd love to build my second Kozmo kit car with You ;-)

    Tomasz FerdekTomasz Ferdek3 mánuðum síðan
  • is this the new gohkeekol?

    caspar valentinecaspar valentine3 mánuðum síðan
  • lol

    Harry WardHarry Ward3 mánuðum síðan

    Diego RSDiego RS3 mánuðum síðan
  • He put the brake on backwards

    Laurens KamiesLaurens Kamies3 mánuðum síðan
  • So whats the torque spec for these bolts? - "Finger tight with an allen key."

    Djordje BlagaDjordje Blaga3 mánuðum síðan
  • I think... that disk rotor is on the wrong rotation direction.

    DEE STINDEE STIN3 mánuðum síðan
  • A pipe cutter is a better tool than a hacksaw to trim handle bars, it makes a cleaner cut.

    Randy Terpstra-CarignanRandy Terpstra-Carignan3 mánuðum síðan
  • Looks like you’ve got a motor cycle shop going there James.

    Eric DavidEric David3 mánuðum síðan
  • “Crickey, it’s the RoZzeRs.”

    Tom KaoTom Kao3 mánuðum síðan
  • Well I've liked and commented now James so, cheerio!

    ConzaConza3 mánuðum síðan
  • What happened?. I fell asleep.

    CraigCraig3 mánuðum síðan
  • 3:00 i would have lowered the bike down a bit for that process :)))

    WickedWicked3 mánuðum síðan
  • Those handlebars look like they're angled forward insted of up and back.

    ShorjokShorjok3 mánuðum 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.

    pyrho1pyrho13 mánuðum síðan
  • Don’t mean this in a mean way but this would be very boring if some else was doing this

    Siwa SMSiwa SM3 mánuðum síðan
  • James, lower the bike stand a bit next time

    Stuart GibsonStuart Gibson4 mánuðum síðan
  • Can we have a link to where you bought your torque wrench please

    GameOverYeah 4GameOverYeah 44 mánuðum síðan
  • The brake disc is mounted in the wrong way...you must turn it around

    Bojan SaksidaBojan Saksida4 mánuðum síðan
  • he mustn't think much of his son buying that.. :(

    TheWeardale1TheWeardale14 mánuðum síðan
  • 1:24 any bike mechanic will CRINGE at the sight of this. Love these videos though

    MattMatt4 mánuðum síðan
  • What happened to “Act your age, get a car”? 😂😂😂

    Inigo NavarreteInigo Navarrete4 mánuðum síðan
  • got 1 thing wrong. you are not supposed to touch the breaking surface of the disk breaks with your fingers

    Captain CavemanCaptain Caveman4 mánuðum síðan
  • Now I get it! This garage is perfect for bike work! (Sincerely noted.)

    Martin DaltonMartin Dalton4 mánuðum síðan
  • Why does James Have such a massive garage ? why does James have so much stuff?

    GTA V Editor VidsGTA V Editor Vids4 mánuðum 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!

    Oliver BrookesOliver Brookes4 mánuðum síðan
  • It's virtually pre-built

    Ade CAde C4 mánuðum síðan
  • You installed disk rotor wrong direction. There should be an arrow showing correct spinning direction :)

    qbantossqbantoss4 mánuðum 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 Cycling4 mánuðum 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.4 mánuðum síðan
  • Imagine letting James may build your sons bike

    Kieran MartinKieran Martin4 mánuðum síðan
  • but jeremy clarkson hate cyclists.am i correct? haha!

    Joseph Emmanuel BernarteJoseph Emmanuel Bernarte4 mánuðum síðan
  • You got 2 fireblades and 2 porches....are they all yours James?

    Mike OrmondMike Ormond4 mánuðum síðan
  • Anyone buikd a bicycle build a better mouse trap.

    Harvey PostHarvey Post4 mánuðum síðan
  • You dont have to have the bike stand that high..your not 'Lemmy' of Motor Head.

    allen schmitzallen schmitz4 mánuðum síðan