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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.

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.

Simple Trick To Align Handlebars Perfectly Straight

How to easily straighten the handlebars of a bike so they are perfectly aligned with the forks and wheel.

How To Cut Handlebars Shorter On A Mountain Bike

I wanted some shorter length handlebars on my mountain bike for the XC type riding I do. So while I was at it, I decided to make a video of how to shorten handlebars. This is for ALUMINUM handlebars! Do not do this with CARBON FIBER handlebars! The pipe cutter cost Less than $4 at …Read more »

Wrap Vintage Trek Bike Cloth Handlebar Tape Like Factory Original

I show how to wrap the handlebars on a vintage Trek bike in the same way they came from the factory. I bought a 1981 Trek 412 that had factory original cloth handlebar tape. I used the opportunity to document exactly how they were wrapped. Then I wrapped the handlebars on my 1980 Trek 412 …Read more »