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Replacing Bent Mountain Bike Handlebars

I show the process of replacing bent handlebars on a mountain bike that I bought a couple days ago. I also install new grips which were missing from the bike.

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 Remove/Install Kickstand On Vintage Schwinn Bike With No Special Tools

Fast and easy. Remove and install the kickstand on a vintage Schwinn bicycle with no special tools. I use just a 10″ adjustable (Crescent type) wrench. Schwinn made a special kickstand removal tool. Park Tool also has the KS-1 Kickstand Tool. But you really don’t need those.

How To Fix STI Shifters (Brifters) That Won’t Shift

This is an easy fix. These STI shifters (integrated brake/shifters or brifters) were advertised on eBay as not shifting. I bought them at a good price, knowing I could probably repair them. When I got them, they had the problem I they would have where the pawls just don’t seem to catch. Most times when …Read more »

What Is Inside A Bike Freewheel/How Does It Work?

Have you ever wondered what the inside of a bike free wheel looks like? What is inside of one? How they work? I take an old freewheel apart and show you the parts that are inside and talk about how it works. The freewheel is a 6 speed Shimano, but they all pretty much the …Read more »