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How To Convert From Downtube Shifters To STI Shifters (Brifters) On Vintage Bike

I show and explain the whole conversion process as I upgrade an early 90’s Trek road bike from downtube shifters and install Shimano STI shifters (brifters or integrated brake/shifters). This definitely brings new life to an old bike. The shifters I use in this upgrade are Shimano Sora 3×7 shifters. But Shimano RSX 3×7 shifters …Read more »

How To Replace Triathlon Bike Aerobars/Basebar/Levers/Cables (Remove/Installation)

I show how to replace the cockpit on a tri bike. I remove the Profile Design basebar, T1+ aerobars and install FSA Vision basebar, aerobars, brake levers along with cables and housings. I keep the Dura Ace shifters that were on the Profile Design aerobars. The original aerobars on my Jamis Comet were made by …Read more »

Converting Fixie Back To Geared Bike

I bought a nice Koga Miyata race bike, that unfortunately had been converted to a fixie. I don’t mind fixed geared bikes, but this seemed like a waste of a nice vintage race bike. So I decided to convert it back to have more gears. Originally the bike would have been 14 speed, but I …Read more »

How To Do 27 Inch To 700c Wheel Conversion – Vintage Bike Update

I show you how to convert a bike from 27″ wheels to 700c wheels. It’s an easy upgrade. You pretty much just have to remove the old 27″ wheels and mount the 700c wheels (assuming the hub width is the same). The main issue is the brakes. 700c wheels are smaller in diameter. So the …Read more »

Claud Butler Dalesman Vintage Bike – Semi Restoration

I take my mid 80’s Claud Butler Dalesman bike down to the frame, clean, overhaul everything, and put it back together again. The bike is pretty cool with Reynolds 531 butted tubing frame and forks. It was handbuilt in England. I installed a nice Brooks B17 saddle. BTW, since I know some people will ask. …Read more »