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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 »

DIY Cyclocross Bike Project – Upgrading The Wheels

I upgrade the wheelset on my home built CX/Gravel bike. It still had the original Trek 700 hybrid wheels with a 7 speed freewheel. I upgraded them to hand built road bike wheels set up for a 8,9,10 speed cassette. I installed a 7 speed cassette on there with a 4.5mm spacer. That way I …Read more »

Schwinn Mesa Runner Bike Overhaul

I “stole” a friends bicycle while he was on vacation and and did a complete teardown/rebuild. It was in pretty rough shape. It’s not a high end bike or anything, but he rides it. So I know he will appreciate it. It will be waiting to surprise him when he gets home. The bike is …Read more »