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How To Install Contour Grips On A Mountain Bike

I bought these Specialized BG Contour Narrow Locking Grips to replace the stock grips on my mountain bike. I made this video showing the process of installing them. I show just the one side, but just repeat the steps on the other side. I was looking at some non-locking contoured grips made by Bontrager. But …Read more »

Installing Cross/Inline Brake Levers

I show how to install cyclocross/in-line/interrupter brake levers on my DIY homemade cyclocross/gravel bike. These are secondary levers on drop bars that allow the rider easy access to operate the brakes while riding in an upright position, such on rough terrain.

Overhauling Loose Threadless Headset

The headset was so loose that I wouldn’t have been surprised to find missing or loose bearings inside. The bike had been abused and poorly maintained. The forks had been seized. So instead of just tightening up the headset, I decided I should overhaul it. I cleaned it, replaced the bearings, lubricated it with marine …Read more »

How To Replace Mountain Bike Handlebars

I wanted to replace the stock handlebars on my Scott Spark 60 mountain bike with shorter handlebars. The handlebars I was going to replace them with are made by Race Face. I picked them up relatively cheap online. They were originally about 670mm long, but I cut them down the about 590mm (that is in …Read more »

Installing Trigger Shifters/V Brake Levers On Mountain Bike

The shifters/brake levers on a Specialized Hardrock were trashed, so I needed to replace them. I bought some brand new Shimano ST-EF51 integrated shifter/V brake levers. I show the process of installing them in this video. I also replace the cables and cable housings.