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How To Remove A Star Fangled Nut From A Fork Steerer Tube

I show how to remove a star nut aka star fangled nut from a fork steerer. The main reason why this might be done is if you plan to cut a steerer tube shorter and there is already a starnut installed. Even then the star fangled nut might not need to be completely removed. How …Read more »

Removing Seized Handlebar Stem Using Cable Puller Winch

I remove a stuck handlebar quill stem with a cable puller/winch/come-along. I wanted to remove the stem without damaging it so I can use it on another bike. I wanted to try a cable puller/hand winch to see if that would do it. Be careful if you try this. The stem could potentially release quickly …Read more »

How To Adjust A Threadless Headset

If you hear clicking noises or rattles in your headset when you brake, hit bumps, or steer, you may need to tighten your bike’s headset. It only takes a minute or two, and will get rid of the annoying clicks.

How To Convert Quill Stem To Threadless Stem With Adapter On Vintage Bike

I show how to remove an old quill stem and install a threadless stem with a threadless stem adapter. This is a circa 1990 Trek 1000. I’ve already upgraded/updated a bunch of stuff on this vintage bike. Here is the threadless stem adapter I used: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0028N14GQ/ref=nosim/rjthebikeguy-20 BTW, the reason I cut the quill stem in …Read more »

How To Wrap Handlebars With Safety/Extension Brake Levers

I show how to tape wrap handle bars on a vintage road bike with extension levers (aka “safety levers”, “death grips”, “suicide levers”, “turkey wings”). I use modern tape and show how to wrap around the brake levers leaving a nice clean look.