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Straighten/Align Bent Derailleur Hanger Without Special Tool

I show how to fix a bent derailleur hanger without expensive tools like Park Tool’s DAG-2 Derailleur Hanger Alignment Gauge. This repair is meant for steel frames with integrated hangers. If you have a replaceable hanger, I recommend you just replace it. Do not attempt to straighten the hanger using the derailleur. You will likely …Read more »

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 »

Removing Stuck/Frozen Seatpost By Cutting With Sawzall

I tried removing the seized seatpost with lots of Kano Kroil penetrating oil, a 4 ton winch, Snap-On PH3050B air hammer, dry ice, heat gun, alternating heat/cold, a small sledge hammer, and a big pipe wrench. I seriously beat on it! It didn’t move at all. I finally resorted to cutting it out. I used …Read more »

How To Make A Star Nut Setter Tool For Threadless Fork Easy! Cheap!

I show how to make a cheap and easy homemade DIY star fangled nut setter tool to drive a star nut into the steerer tube of threadless forks. Actually, I build two different versions, and use one to install a star fangled nut. This will a allow you install a starnut without an expensive special …Read more »

How To Remove A Star Fangled Nut From A Fork Steerer Tube

I show how to remove a star nut aka star fangled nut from a fork steerer. The main reason why this might be done is if you plan to cut a steerer tube shorter and there is already a starnut installed. Even then the star fangled nut might not need to be completely removed. How …Read more »