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Restoring Vintage Trek 412 With Correct Handlebars & Stem

I bought a Trek 412 (Built early1980). A previous owner had swapped some of the parts. I wanted to restore the bike back closer to original. So I replaced the handlebars and stem back to parts closer to the originals. I left the original non-aero brake levers on, and routed the brake cables the same …Read more »

Hydraulic Disc Brake Line Guides To Cable Stops

I bought a Fuji Nevada 4.0 mountain bike that had some messy cabling. The frame was built to be ready for hydraulic brakes, but the bike came with V-brakes. Someone had replaced some of the cables in a sloppy manner. I show what the oversize cable guides on the top tube are for and how …Read more »

Installing Reproduction Cannondale Top Tube Cable Guides

I needed to replace the plastic cable guides on the top tube on a Cannondale bike. One was broken and the other two were gone. Original stock cable guides (part # A113) are hard if not impossible to find. But there are replacement guides available online that are made with 3D printers. I bought these …Read more »

How To Replace Shift Cable On Shimano Deore SL-M510 Trigger Shifters

I show how to remove the old shift cable and install a new cable in a Shimano Deore (SL M510) mountain bike shifter. The cable replacement process is the same for both the left and right shifters. These are 3×9 speed (Mega 9 Drive Train) shifters from a 2000 Trek 6500 ZX mountain bike.

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.