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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.

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 »

How Indexed Shifting Works On A Bike

I show and explain how indexed shifting works on a bicycle with the shifters and derailleur working together to move the chain to specific cogs on a freewheel/cassette. The bikes in the video have Shimano SIS (Shimano Index System) derailleurs, but indexing works the same on other brands of drivetrains such as Campagnolo and SRAM. …Read more »

How To Fix Rapid Fire Shifter – Shimano Alivio Repair

I show how to fix a RapidFire/trigger shifter that won’t catch/shift, in this case, a Shimano Alivio ST MC10 shifter, but the repair is similar for most trigger shifters. The common problem is the pawls get gunked up and don’t move smoothly. They generally just need to been cleaned and lubed so that the pawls …Read more »

How To Fix Bike Chain Skipping/Slipping/Jumping Gears

I show the most common causes for chains that skip, slip, jump gears while pedaling (auto-shifting/phantom shifting derailleur), especially while under torque like climbing up a hill or standing on the pedals. And explain what needs to be done to fix them. Straightening A Bent Derailleur Hanger How To Measure Bike Chain Wear With A …Read more »