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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 Fix Shifter Not Catching/Clicking – Won’t Shift

I show how to easily fix many indexing type shifters that won’t shift. In this case it’s a road bike STI brifter, but it also works for mountain bike trigger shifters as well. Where the shifter just isn’t catching. The pawls get stuck with old grease. I just clean out the old grease with WD-40 …Read more »

Fix Suntour X-Press Accushift Plus Shifters – Stiff/Not Shifting

I show you how to easily repair Suntour X-Press Accushift Plus trigger shifters that are stiff/stuck and won’t shift. The problem is generally just old, dried grease. You need to clean out the old grease and lube the shifters. This is a Trek 850 mountain bike.  

How To Replace Shift Cable In Sachs Power Grip Plus Shifters

I show how to remove/install a shifter cable on a Power Grip Plus shifter made by Sachs.

Replacing Shimano STI Shifters (Brifters)

I replaced the Shimano Sora STI shifters (integrated brake/shift levers) on my Trek, with better quality Shimano RSX shifters. I made a video of the whole process of removing the Sora shifters and installing the RSX shifters.