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Replacing Non-Aero Brake Hoods/Cables/Housings On Vintage Road Bike

The original hoods on some Dia Compe non-aero brakes were fried, bumpy and sticking to the brakes. They were starting to disintegrate or decomposing or melt or something. I bought some replacement Cane Creek hoods and install those along with new cables and housings. The bike is a 1981 Trek 412.

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:

How To Replace Triathlon Bike Aerobars/Basebar/Levers/Cables (Remove/Installation)

I show how to replace the cockpit on a tri bike. I remove the Profile Design basebar, T1+ aerobars and install FSA Vision basebar, aerobars, brake levers along with cables and housings. I keep the Dura Ace shifters that were on the Profile Design aerobars. The original aerobars on my Jamis Comet were made by …Read more »

How To Remove And Install Threadless Stem On A Bike

I show you how to remove and install a threadless stem on a bike. It’s very easy and will allow you to replace your stem to change the fitting of your bike. By using a stem that is shorter or longer or of a different angle, you can make your bike more comfortable to ride …Read more »

Wrapping Bottom-Up Vs Top-Down Handlebar Tape Direction

I show why it is better to tape wrap road bike handlebars from the ends of the handlebars up to the the middle as opposed to starting in the middle and wrapping down to the ends. There is a reason why the bikes you find in a bike store are all wrapped in one direction …Read more »