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Terry Prism – Vintage Women’s Road Bike Restore/Update

My friend wanted a small size women’s road bike. I hunted around and found this vintage Terry Prism road bicycle for her. It had been converted to hybrid type bars as well as other changes. I stripped it to the bare frame, cleaned/overhauled everything, and put it back together converting it back to drop bars, …Read more »

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:

Convert Mountain Bike To Drop Bars for Touring/Monster Cross/Gravel Bike

I show how to install dropbar handlebars and integrated brake shifter levers (brifters) on a mountain bike (with 26″ wheels) to build a touring/monster cross/gravel bike. I also change from V-brakes to cantilever brakes for compatibility to the road brakes. And also swap out the mountain front derailleur to a triple road front derailleur. The …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.

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.