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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 »

Cleaning White Brake Hoods With Bleche Wite Tire Cleaner

I clean dirty white brake hoods using Bleche Wite tire cleaner. It’s made by Black Magic and I bought it at an auto parts store.

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.

Replacing Non-Aero Brake Hoods/Cables/Housings On Vintage Road Bike

The original hoods on some Dia Compe non-aero brakes were fried, bumpy and sticking to the brakes. They were starting to disintegrate or decomposing or melt or something. I bought some replacement Cane Creek hoods and install those along with new cables and housings. The bike is a 1981 Trek 412.

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.