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How To Replace Cable Housing Routed Internally Through A Bike Frame

Quick and easy method to route new cable housing internally through a bike frame. I show how to use a brake cable to guide the cable housing through the frame. No time consuming fishing for a wire.

How To Convert To Disc Brakes From V-Brakes On Mountain Bike

I show how to upgrade an old mountain bike from V-brakes to disc brakes. I replace the wheels, install rotors, calipers, new cables/housings, and adjust everything. The disc brakes I used are Avid BB5’s. I used 160mm rotors. They are mechanical disc brakes, so are cable actuated. The Avid CPS mounting brackets I used were …Read more »

How To Diagnose/Repair Stiff/Sticky Shifting On A Bike

I show how to figure out why the shifting on your bike is sticky on your bike. I am talking about when the shifter is harder to move than it should be. This is a common question I am asked. So I made this video. Unfortunately there is not a simple answer. There are multiple …Read more »

Installing Ergo Brake Levers – Vintage Bike Update

I decided to update this vintage road bike. The bike came with non-aero brakes and safety levers. I had these Cane Creek ergonomic style brake levers lying around anyway. It’s a relatively easy and cheap upgrade and goes a long way to improving the bike. The bike is a 1987 Lotus Excelle Sport Series (made …Read more »

How To Replace Shifter Cable On SRAM 3.0/MRX Comp Grip Shift Shifters

I show how to replace shift cables in SRAM 3.0 Comp and MRX Comp shifters. The instructions from SRAM say push the cable out, and push the new one in. However, that doesn’t actually work. So I show how to remove the shifter, open it up and insert a new cable.