Handlebars & Stems

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Road Bike Drop Bars To Flat Bar Conversion

I show how to convert a road bike from drop bars to flat bar handlebars. The conversion also includes going from downtube shifters to handlebar mounted mountain bike type trigger shifters. Shimano Downtube Cable Stops (concave mount) https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000C534P6/ref=nosim/youtube25-20 Shimano Downtube Cable Stops (flat mount) https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B001GSSDCW/ref=nosim/youtube25-20 Shimano EF51 video:

Removing Seized Quill Stem With Drain Cleaner/Sodium Hydroxide/Lye

I went to remove an aluminum quill stem, and found it completely frozen inside the steel fork. I tried various methods to get it out, but nothing was working. It was stuck solid. I decided to use sodium hydroxide (also known as lye) to dissolve the stem. Sodium Hydroxide which is found in many drain …Read more »

Removing Seized Handlebar Stem Using Cable Puller Winch

I remove a stuck handlebar quill stem with a cable puller/winch/come-along. I wanted to remove the stem without damaging it so I can use it on another bike. I wanted to try a cable puller/hand winch to see if that would do it. Be careful if you try this. The stem could potentially release quickly …Read more »

Double Wrapping Handlebars

I show how to double wrap handlebar tape on a road bike for more padding over rough terrain. This is a common technique for races like Paris Roubaix where they are racing over cobbles. The bar tape that I used was Specialized Super Cork Bar Tape as it stretches well without fear of tearing or …Read more »

Wrapping Vintage Schwinn Handlebars Factory Style

I unwrap the handlebars on a vintage Schwinn Continental bike and rewrap them using the same factory pattern using plastic handlebar tape.