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How To Make A Star Nut Setter Tool For Threadless Fork Easy! Cheap!

I show how to make a cheap and easy homemade DIY star fangled nut setter tool to drive a star nut into the steerer tube of threadless forks. Actually, I build two different versions, and use one to install a star fangled nut. This will a allow you install a starnut without an expensive special …Read more »

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.

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.

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 »

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 »