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Shimano ST EF51 Shifters – Cantilever Brake Compatibility

Shimano ST EF51 Shifter/brake levers are good shifters and can be gotten pretty cheap on ebay/amazon, etc. But there are some questions about whether they are compatible with cantilever brakes. There are actually two different types of EF51 shifters. With 2 finger grip levers and with 4 finger grip levers. Only the 4 finger grip …Read more »

How To Replace Grip Shift Shifter Grips And Covers

I show how to replace the grips and rubber shifter covers on SRAM Grip Shift shifters.

6/7 Speed Freewheel To 8/9/10 Speed Cassette Bike Conversion

I upgrade my vintage road bike from 12 speed (2×6) with downtube friction shifters, to 16 speed (2×8) with STI brifters. This process includes expanding the rear triangle (chain stays/seat stays) from 126mm to 130mm between the dropouts so the wider wheel will fit in the dropouts. You only want to do this on a …Read more »

How To Fix Bike Not Shifting Gears

I am often asked how to fix a bike that won’t shift gears or will only shift to some gears. The problem will be the shifters, derailleurs, or cables. I walk through the steps to isolate and locate the issue and how to fix it. I cover both the front derailleur and rear derailleur. How …Read more »

How To Adjust Cable/Shifting On Sturmey Archer 3 Speed Hub

I show how to attach the cable and adjust the shifting with a Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub and shifter. This is my 1970 (made in England) Raleigh Tourist. I overhauled the 3 speed hub and needed to set up the shifting again. I demonstrate the whole process.