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Threaded To Threadless Headset/Fork Upgrade On Vintage Road Bike

I convert my 1990 Trek 1000 from a 1 inch threaded fork/headset to a threadless setup with a carbon fiber composite fork. The most common threaded forks have 1 inch steerer tubes. So you are limited when converting them to threadless to use a threadless fork with a 1″ steerer. A fork with a 1-1/8″ …Read more »

How To Make A Headset Cup Remover Tool

This is my homemade tool to remove headset bearing cups from a bike frame. This is similar to the Park Tool RT-1 Head Cup Remover tool. It cost about $3 to make. I made it from a piece of 3/4″ electrical conduit that I bought at the hardware store. The only tools used to make …Read more »

Replace Bike Headset With Cheap Homemade Tools

I change a bike headset using tools that can be made easily and cheaply. I remove the old headset, and install a brand new headset. This includes a homemade bearing cup remover, bearing cup press, and crown race setter. I include links to videos that explain how to make these tools yourself. This is a …Read more »

How To Overhaul Vintage Peugeot Bike Headset

I overhaul the headset on an early 70’s Peugeot road bike. I believe it is a UO-8 or a variation. I disassemble, clean, lube, replace the bearings and reassemble the headset.

Install Brake Cables On BMX Bike With Gyro/Rotor/Detangler

I show the process of replacing the upper and lower brake cables on a BMX bike equipped with a Gyro/rotor/detangler headset.