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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:

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.

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 »