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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.

Installing Trigger Shifters/V Brake Levers On Mountain Bike

The shifters/brake levers on a Specialized Hardrock were trashed, so I needed to replace them. I bought some brand new Shimano ST-EF51 integrated shifter/V brake levers. I show the process of installing them in this video. I also replace the cables and cable housings.

Convert Mountain Bike To Disc Brakes With No Frame/Fork Mounts

I show how to convert an old vintage MTB with no frame/fork disc brake mounts, to disc brakes using adapters. I show various disc brake mounting adapters and how they can be used to install disc brakes. Some of the adapters I show are A2Z DM-UNI, Chaser Tech Bicycle Rear Disc Brake Adapter Kit, and …Read more »