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How To Fix Bottom Bracket Noises

I show how to find and repair clicking, ticks, creaks, squeaks, knocks, clunks, or other strange annoying sounds coming from a bike bottom bracket or cranks while pedaling. I show the most common causes for noises and how to fix them. Keep in mind a noise can seem to be coming from the bottom bracket, …Read more »

How To Fix Bike Chain Skipping/Slipping/Jumping Gears

I show the most common causes for chains that skip, slip, jump gears while pedaling (auto-shifting/phantom shifting derailleur), especially while under torque like climbing up a hill or standing on the pedals. And explain what needs to be done to fix them. Straightening A Bent Derailleur Hanger How To Measure Bike Chain Wear With A …Read more »

Threaded To Threadless Headset/Fork Upgrade On Vintage Road Bike

I convert my 1990 Trek 1000 from a 1 inch threaded fork/headset to a threadless setup with a carbon fiber composite fork. The most common threaded forks have 1 inch steerer tubes. So you are limited when converting them to threadless to use a threadless fork with a 1″ steerer. A fork with a 1-1/8″ …Read more »

Square Taper Bottom Bracket Service – How To Overhaul/Remove/Clean/Install

I show how to overhaul a vintage cup/cone square taper bottom bracket. This includes removing the cranks, disassembly, cleaning, replacing the bearings, lubrication, and re-assembly. This is a maintenance that should be done if the bottom bracket feels rough, or if there is play, or if the bottom bracket hasn’t been serviced in a long …Read more »

Convert Mountain Bike To Disc Brakes With No Frame/Fork Mounts

I show how to convert an old vintage MTB with no frame/fork disc brake mounts, to disc brakes using adapters. I show various disc brake mounting adapters and how they can be used to install disc brakes. Some of the adapters I show are A2Z DM-UNI, Chaser Tech Bicycle Rear Disc Brake Adapter Kit, and …Read more »