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How To Fix Loud Squealing Screeching Bike Brakes

It can be embarrassing when you hit your brakes and they make a loud shrill squeal. There are multiple possible causes for the noisy screeching brakes. I go through the various steps to fix the brakes so they will be quiet.

How Dangerous Are Bike Disc Brakes In A Crash?

Bike disc brakes have been in news for allegedly causing injuries to riders in crashes. So to demonstrate how sharp and dangerous they are, I stop a spinning disc brake rotor with my bare hand. Even though this disc brake is on a mountain bike, the disc brakes on road bikes aren’t much different. However …Read more »

How To Install Inline Cable Barrel Adjusters

I show how to install an inline barrel cable adjuster. The adjuster I am using is made by Origin8, but there are similar types adjust made by other companies such as Jagwire, Shimano and SRAM. I install the adjust to fine tune the shift cable on my front derailleur. This is part of my DIY …Read more »

How To Install Aero Brake Levers On Vintage Bike

I show the process of upgrading a vintage road bike from non-aero brake levers to aero brake levers. I bought this Nishiki Sport bike at a thrift store. The brake levers it came with were non aero brake levers and looked like they originally had safety levers which had been removed. In this video I …Read more »

Right Lever Rear Brake/Left Lever Front Brake or Vice Versa – Why?

I have gotten questions/comments about why I connect the right brake lever to the rear brake and the left lever to the front brake. About how in other places the left lever works the rear brake and the right lever operates the front brake. I explain why it is one way in some places, and …Read more »