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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 »

How To Adjust Campagnolo Gran Sport/Valentino Front Derailleur

I show how to connect the shift cable and adjust vintage Campagnolo push rod type front derailleurs like the Gran Sport and Valentino.

How To Replace Shift Cable In Suntour X-Press Accushift Shifter

I show how to replace the shift cables in Suntour X-Press Accushift Plus Shifters. First you have to open them up. And then the cable is non-standard, and is not readily available. I used a compatible type cable. These cables are similar to what I used in the video: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B002NL8YCU/ref=nosim/rjthebikeguy-20

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 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 »