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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 Replace Shifter Cable On SRAM Grip Shift SRT 600 Shifters

I show the process as I remove the old shift cable and install a new cable in GripShift SRT-600 shifter.

Replacing Bike Shifter Cables

The cables on this mountain bike had been left exposed the weather and had a surface rust on them. They looked ugly, so I replaced them with brand new shifter cables. The shifters are Shimano Rapidfire trigger type shifters. I also replaced all the cable housings and adjusted the derailleurs.

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 »

Fix Park Tool CN-10 Cable Cutters That Aren’t Cutting Cleanly

I show how to adjust a Park Tool CN-10 cable cutter tool that doesn’t cut well, and leaves rough ends. The issue often is that after a lot of use, they develop play and needed adjustment. It’s as simple as loosening a locknut, tightening a bolt, and re-tightening the locknut. I used two 12mm wrenches. …Read more »