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How To Center Brakes On A Road Bike

Sometimes you will find your one of your brakes is not centered. Maybe it is even rubbing against the rim on one side. The brake may have been bumped. I show you how to center side pull brakes on a road bike. It’s pretty easy and will only take a minute.

How To Do 27 Inch To 700c Wheel Conversion – Vintage Bike Update

I show you how to convert a bike from 27″ wheels to 700c wheels. It’s an easy upgrade. You pretty much just have to remove the old 27″ wheels and mount the 700c wheels (assuming the hub width is the same). The main issue is the brakes. 700c wheels are smaller in diameter. So the …Read more »

How To Convert To Disc Brakes From V-Brakes On Mountain Bike

I show how to upgrade an old mountain bike from V-brakes to disc brakes. I replace the wheels, install rotors, calipers, new cables/housings, and adjust everything. The disc brakes I used are Avid BB5’s. I used 160mm rotors. They are mechanical disc brakes, so are cable actuated. The Avid CPS mounting brackets I used were …Read more »

How To Adjust Spring Tension On Dia Compe Cantilever Brakes

I show how to adjust the spring tension on Dia Compe cantilever brakes. Most cantilever brakes have a little part of the spring that sticks out the back and fits into one of the holes in the boss. But Dia Compe cantilever brakes may only have one side that uses the holes in the boss, …Read more »

How To Replace Bicycle Brake Pads

Worn brake pads can be dangerous, and lead to accidents. It only takes a few minutes to replace a set of brake pads, and it is very easy to do.