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Convert From Gripshift to Trigger Shifters

I show how to convert a bike from SRAM GripShift shifters to Shimano trigger shifters. Personally I prefer trigger shifters over twist shifters.

Vintage Brake Levers – Fixing Bent/Jammed Cable Anchor Pin

The cable anchor pins in the brake levers on my vintage road bike were bent, closing the slot used to remove/install the cable, and crimping the old cables in place. I needed the straighten the pins enough to open the slot so I could remove the old cables and install new ones. The bike is …Read more »

Install Brake Cables On BMX Bike With Gyro/Rotor/Detangler

I show the process of replacing the upper and lower brake cables on a BMX bike equipped with a Gyro/rotor/detangler headset.

Converting Bike From V Brakes To Cantilever Brakes

This bike originally had cantilever brakes. But the guy I bought it from had converted it to V-brakes. But there were unused the cable stops and guides. And he zip tied a cable to the top tube. Pretty ugly. So I removed the v-brakes and installed brand new cantilever brakes. It looks much better.

Installing Cross/Inline Brake Levers

I show how to install cyclocross/in-line/interrupter brake levers on my DIY homemade cyclocross/gravel bike. These are secondary levers on drop bars that allow the rider easy access to operate the brakes while riding in an upright position, such on rough terrain.