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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.

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.

How To Replace Avid BB5 Disc Brake Pads – Easy!

I show how to replace worn out disc brake pads on Avid BB5 disc brake calipers. The brake pad replacement is actually pretty easy, and you don’t even need any special tools. The bike is a 2009 Cannondale F7. Avid BB5 Disc Brake Pads: https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000VT2EX6/ref=nosim/youtube25-20 Installing Avid BB5 Disc Brakes:

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 »