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How To Convert From Downtube Shifters To STI Shifters (Brifters) On Vintage Bike

I show and explain the whole conversion process as I upgrade an early 90’s Trek road bike from downtube shifters and install Shimano STI shifters (brifters or integrated brake/shifters). This definitely brings new life to an old bike. The shifters I use in this upgrade are Shimano Sora 3×7 shifters. But Shimano RSX 3×7 shifters …Read more »

Converting From Cantilever To V-Brakes

I show how to convert from cantilever brakes to V-brakes. The cantilever brakes on the bike were all broken when I got it. I could have replaced them with new cantilever brakes, but I decided to convert it over to v-brakes instead. Installing Trigger Shifters/V Brake Levers On Mountain Bike :  

Rust Remover Test! Evaporust vs Metal Rescue vs Vinegar vs Coke

I review four rust removers in a head to head test to see which one does the best job of rust removal. I compare Evapo-rust, Metal Rescue, White Distilled Vinegar, and Coca-Cola. I tried to be as fair as possible using as to the same rusty parts in each rust remover. I also included a …Read more »

Convert One Piece Crank To Three Piece Crankset/Bottom Bracket

I show how to replace 1 piece (“Ashtabula”) cranks with modern 3 piece cranks using an adapter. These one piece cranks were mainly found on older American made bikes like Schwinn, Huffy, Ross, etc, BMX bikes, and childrens bikes. The bottom bracket shell is larger and the cups are pressed in. But with adapters, you …Read more »

Removing Stuck Aluminum Seatpost From Steel Bike Frame

The seatpost on the thrift store bike I bought was completely frozen. Watch my adventures in trying get it unstuck. I eventually got it out. The bike is a Mongoose Sycamore with a Cro Moly frame. The seatpost was aluminum. It appeared to have gotten corrosion down inside the seat tube. I resorted to using …Read more »