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7 Speed To 10 Speed Drive Train Upgrade – DIY Cyclocross/Gravel Bike Project

I show the process of upgrading my homebrew cyclocross bike from a 7 speed drive train, up to a 10 speed drive train. I replaced the cassette, rear derailleur, chain, and shifters along with new cables. Build Cheap DIY Cyclocross Bike From Hybrid:

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 »

DIY Cyclocross Bike Project – Replacing Front Derailleur

I install a new Shimano Ultegra (FD-6600) front derailleur on the homemade cyclocross/gravel bike. I needed to use a braze-on type derailleur with a braze-on adapter clamp because with a regular clamp on road derailleur, the clamp would fall right where the bottle clamp screw was. I also removed the old derailleur and installed a …Read more »

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 »

Build Cheap DIY Cyclocross/Gravel Bike From Hybrid

I show the process of building a basic cyclocross bike from a hybrid bike. I think hybrids make a good foundation for a DIY CX bike, as they are cheap, readily available, have 700c wheels, clearances for wider tires, and have bosses for cantilever brakes. The bike in the video is a mid-90’s Trek 700 …Read more »