I show how to fix a bent derailleur hanger without expensive tools like Park Tool’s DAG-2 Derailleur Hanger Alignment Gauge. This repair is meant for steel frames with integrated hangers. If you have a replaceable hanger, I recommend you just replace it. Do not attempt to straighten the hanger using the derailleur. You will likely …Read more »
I show how to remove the old shift cable and install a new cable in a Shimano Deore (SL M510) mountain bike shifter. The cable replacement process is the same for both the left and right shifters. These are 3×9 speed (Mega 9 Drive Train) shifters from a 2000 Trek 6500 ZX mountain bike.
I show how to repair stiff, gunked up bicycle shifters that aren’t shifting well, or at all by cleaning out the old dried out grease using and ultrasonic cleaner. The old grease can be thick like glue and just gum the shifters up so they don’t work, or move really slowly. So you want to …Read more »
I show the process of removing the damaged SRAM X-4 trigger shifters/brake levers and installing brand new shifters along with new shift cables and housings. The bike is a 2009 Cannondale F7 mountain bike. SRAM X4 8-Speed Trigger Set on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B001ONNNCO/ref=nosim/youtube25-20
I show how to replace worn out disc brake pads on Avid BB5 disc brake calipers. The brake pad replacement is actually pretty easy, and you don’t even need any special tools. The bike is a 2009 Cannondale F7. Avid BB5 Disc Brake Pads: https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000VT2EX6/ref=nosim/youtube25-20 Installing Avid BB5 Disc Brakes: