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How To Fix Bike Chain Skipping/Slipping/Jumping Gears

I show the most common causes for chains that skip, slip, jump gears while pedaling (auto-shifting/phantom shifting derailleur), especially while under torque like climbing up a hill or standing on the pedals. And explain what needs to be done to fix them. Straightening A Bent Derailleur Hanger How To Measure Bike Chain Wear With A …Read more »

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.

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 »

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.

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.