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Replacing Rusty Handlebars On Gary Fisher Bike

I bought this Gary Fisher Napa comfort bike for cheap, but it needs a bunch of work. It looks like it was left out in the rain. The handlebars were rusty and the chrome was flaking off. I bought some new handlebars and replaced the old rusty handlebars with some brand new aluminum handlebars.

Repairing Ballistic 600 XL Bike Shocks (Stuck/Frozen)

The travel on the forks/shocks was reduced to almost zero. They pretty much didn’t move at all. So I decided to tear them apart, clean, lube and put them back together. Yeah, I know they are cheap shocks, but what the heck! I like taking stuff apart and fixing them! They came off a Royce …Read more »

Profile Design T1 Plus Aerobars – Problem With Design

The Profile Design T1 Plus Aerobars have a big design flaw. If you hit a bump, the arm rests may slip. And then you have to take them half apart just to move them back up again. I have the T1+ aerobars. But the T2+, T3+and T4+ aerobars all seem to have the same design. …Read more »

What’s Inside A Shimano STI Shifter? How Do STI Shifters Work?

I show how a Shimano STI Bike Shifter (brifter) works on the inside. STI stands for Shimano Total Integration and it’s basically a brake lever and shifter integrated into one unit. These are found on modern road bikes. This a Shimano RSX left hand shifter (triple). The right hand shifter works the same way but …Read more »

How To Wrap Triathlon Bike Aerobars & Basebar Handles

How to tape wrap the aerobars/basebar of a tri bike.