James May builds a bicycle | Part 3


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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  • VidsInMotion
    VidsInMotion6 dager siden

    I always thought those reversible screwdrivers were a Volkswagen thing.

  • Marek S
    Marek S8 dager siden

    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.

  • Phil Jonides
    Phil Jonides8 dager siden

    The bell is the last thing you hear, before its all over.

  • TheBrickGuy7939
    TheBrickGuy7939Måned siden

    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.

  • sunnydays
    sunnydaysMåned siden

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

  • Covert Garage

    Covert Garage

    10 dager siden

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

  • First Name Last Name
    First Name Last NameMåned siden

    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 Name
    First Name Last NameMåned siden

    9:23 “...we’re now in top gear...” Hmmm.

  • First Name Last Name
    First Name Last NameMåned siden

    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.

  • MrJohnybirchall
    MrJohnybirchallMåned siden

    Hmmm ....nice action.

  • Superstar Dave
    Superstar DaveMåned siden

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

  • MrOrange
    MrOrange2 måneder siden

    Is that 6 cylinder Honda CBX in background?

  • Natalie
    Natalie2 måneder siden

    Don’t ✍🏻 touch ✍🏻 James’s ✍🏻 Honda ✍🏻 reversible ✍🏻 screwdriver. Got it.

  • Dave40
    Dave402 måneder siden

    These videos were filmed to pay for the bicycle lol

  • Jake Wells
    Jake Wells2 måneder siden

    Well.... Those 3 episodes were interesting

  • Logan M
    Logan M2 måneder siden

    That chain is too short Edit: grammar

  • Michael Thermopoulos
    Michael Thermopoulos2 måneder siden

    James May having a favorite screwdriver is the most James May thing he could ever have

  • Shiftert ioio
    Shiftert ioio2 måneder siden

    9:23 We are now in Top Gear lolll, back to the studio

  • bongo bob
    bongo bob3 måneder siden

    After watching these videos I can safely say I would not let James build a bike for me.

  • Fishguy2264
    Fishguy22643 måneder siden

    Spiffing may

  • chris knott
    chris knott3 måneder siden

    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

  • David Lowe
    David Lowe3 måneder siden

    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.

  • tqdzwa maramba
    tqdzwa maramba3 måneder siden

    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?

  • Zee
    Zee3 måneder siden

    The guy talked about a bell for 3 minute Not long enough

  • Harshdeep Singh
    Harshdeep Singh3 måneder siden

    I want that James tshirt

  • Derrick David
    Derrick David3 måneder siden

    Bet Jezza just needs a hammer to put that all together

  • _johnpm
    _johnpm3 måneder siden

    Subarus had those reversable screwdrivers in the late 90s through late 2000s

  • Meekaa-eel
    Meekaa-eel3 måneder siden

    James is the new Bob Ross

  • Twangar Kazmi
    Twangar Kazmi3 måneder siden

    Bad focus on the video...

  • Sam Zervos
    Sam Zervos3 måneder siden

    I could watch Mr. May pull apart and put back together something as mundane as a telephone and enjoy it... oh wait...

    CAR BLOKE3 måneder siden

    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.

  • Fred Fred
    Fred Fred3 måneder siden

    I love his videos but I wish he would do something.

  • Mo Halim
    Mo Halim3 måneder siden

    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?

  • First Name Last Name

    First Name Last Name

    Måned siden

    Yes. Or simply your own voice.

  • Kris_T_1982
    Kris_T_19823 måneder siden

    Yay, It's 'Jame's'L'Fix it'

  • Alfred Judokus
    Alfred Judokus3 måneder siden

    Don't forget the peanut butter.

  • Dylan Define
    Dylan Define3 måneder siden

    Only thing that could bore me more than watching this vid would be watching the cameraman giving it to his son on his birthday

  • allothernamesbutthis
    allothernamesbutthis3 måneder siden

    my bmw e46 had a reversible screwdriver too

  • Odhran
    Odhran3 måneder siden

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

  • RememberMeWell
    RememberMeWell3 måneder siden

    Where can I get that t-shirt he is wearing?

  • Jacob Hajarat
    Jacob Hajarat3 måneder siden

    why hasnt u cut off the excess of the zip ties?!

  • Tom Drums
    Tom Drums3 måneder siden

    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

  • Earth Arrow
    Earth Arrow3 måneder siden

    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

  • shift intohigh
    shift intohigh3 måneder siden


  • V8Mooowder
    V8Mooowder3 måneder siden

    Liked, not because I like bikes, I hate them, but Battenburg is the best, a fine choice of snack.

  • CatandMouse
    CatandMouse3 måneder siden

    the bell sounds like a sound effect

  • Adam Hampton
    Adam Hampton3 måneder siden

    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.

  • Jim Smith
    Jim Smith3 måneder siden

    The bike was already a classic its now a relic...

  • Jake
    Jake3 måneder siden

    NEVER make me wait this long again

  • Kira
    Kira3 måneder siden

    I don't understand but I clicked because it's James May.

  • David Gibson
    David Gibson3 måneder siden

    Like the t shirt

  • Dani_ik03 boom
    Dani_ik03 boom3 måneder siden

    U should team up with berm peak or mahalo my dude

  • Alexei Pr
    Alexei Pr3 måneder siden

    zzzz Tires so bad , need spec. ground control!

  • Varun Sambi
    Varun Sambi3 måneder siden

    Is the front disc mounted the wrong way around ?

  • Rick w
    Rick w3 måneder siden


  • mav
    mav3 måneder siden

    Young people in the bunker stay Fritzl

  • Jason Lavelle
    Jason Lavelle3 måneder siden

    Bordering asmr James haha

  • JOSHaka OGER
    JOSHaka OGER3 måneder siden

    Brakes failed because you installed them 😂 I want someone to film the bike being checked at a bike shop 🤷

  • JR's Properties
    JR's Properties3 måneder siden

    How is James the best thing on NOlocal already 😆

  • Beaso
    Beaso3 måneder siden

    Phark, this Channel must be short on content............

  • Adam Hall
    Adam Hall3 måneder siden

    for no shave november james may must grow out his beard and become santa clause

  • George French
    George French3 måneder siden

    9:30 “we’re now now in top gear”😝

  • Syed Shah
    Syed Shah3 måneder siden

    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 😇😇

  • Von Boger
    Von Boger3 måneder siden

    Wow back brakes dragging bad lol cool bike !

  • TomB Stone
    TomB Stone3 måneder siden

    Three parts really

  • Amardeep Singh Jawandha
    Amardeep Singh Jawandha3 måneder siden

    Them TShirt, might need the apparel link in the bio too :)

  • Barot8
    Barot83 måneder siden

    Orphans taken out for walk by nuns.

  • PatriotMonk
    PatriotMonk3 måneder siden

    Why does he have fireblade?

  • ░fuck this shit▓
    ░fuck this shit▓3 måneder siden

    Just show us the new grand tour episode.

  • timmo3351
    timmo33513 måneder siden

    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.

  • عرشیا امیر احمدی
    عرشیا امیر احمدی3 måneder siden

    Why Jeremy and Hammond don't upload video Please like to see

  • Calvin Chann
    Calvin Chann3 måneder siden

    More of an assemble than a build.

  • Alex Seddon
    Alex Seddon3 måneder siden

    That front reflector is killing me..

  • Davis
    Davis3 måneder siden

    I could watch James May knit a cap and I believe I’d be entertained

    BOSS_RUN THEMUFFINMAN3 måneder siden

    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.

  • Jeff
    Jeff3 måneder siden

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

  • Peter Skorec
    Peter Skorec3 måneder siden

    Love it 👌👌👍

  • A W
    A W3 måneder siden

    Kids probably too big for the bike by now

  • Michael D.
    Michael D.3 måneder siden

    As a bike mechanic, this was kind of shocking to watch. But fun at least ^^

  • Dutch Parisien
    Dutch Parisien3 måneder siden

    6:00 😂🤣👍

  • igariox r
    igariox r3 måneder siden

    what an odd.... Super expensive toys around the cave and this peace of trash, you call a bicycle :D :D :D

  • Richard Maguire
    Richard Maguire3 måneder siden

    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.

  • Nick Owens
    Nick Owens3 måneder siden

    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.

  • gerald maybebaby
    gerald maybebaby3 måneder siden

    That bell frequency is inaudible to many old people. You can ring your bell all day trying to get past them.

  • Sean B
    Sean B3 måneder siden

    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

  • Strike The Root
    Strike The Root3 måneder siden

    I could literally watch James May discussing the drying of paint and be entertained.

  • Vince Chadwick
    Vince Chadwick3 måneder siden

    Yeah... back brake needs setting up.

  • Daniel Brown
    Daniel Brown3 måneder siden

    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.

  • Julia Parker
    Julia Parker3 måneder siden

    Is that his garage !!!??

  • Harpy Sharpy
    Harpy Sharpy3 måneder siden

    This is how you knw that hes done with cars, when hes already gone through 3 parts of building a bike

  • Sufyan Saleem
    Sufyan Saleem3 måneder siden

    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 Saleem
    Sufyan Saleem3 måneder siden

    The only place for a bell is under the saddle or under the bottom bracket.

  • Rune Moberg
    Rune Moberg3 måneder siden

    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..?

  • Daz Harley
    Daz Harley3 måneder siden

    By the time you make it he’ll be driving 🤪👍

  • Ryan Lammle
    Ryan Lammle3 måneder siden

    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....

  • tibi olah
    tibi olah3 måneder siden

    This is the most entertaining bike maintenance video on youtube. Not the most useful, but you cannot have both. Well done Mr May.

  • Michael Anderson
    Michael Anderson3 måneder siden

    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.

  • ioppdal
    ioppdal3 måneder siden

    Year 2239 : James May builds a bicycle | Part 3578

  • boiledelephant
    boiledelephant3 måneder siden

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

  • Modernaviator
    Modernaviator3 måneder siden

    I never thought one day, I will watch an old lady build a bike!

  • Giles Newport
    Giles Newport3 måneder siden

    Now surely this all needs to be done with the bike upside down resting on it's seat and handlebars:-)

  • Michael Shawn
    Michael Shawn3 måneder siden

    It should of been called Bim Builds A Bicycle ..