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Installing Trigger Shifters/V Brake Levers On Mountain Bike

The shifters/brake levers on a Specialized Hardrock were trashed, so I needed to replace them. I bought some brand new Shimano ST-EF51 integrated shifter/V brake levers. I show the process of installing them in this video. I also replace the cables and cable housings.

Clean, Lube & Repair Shimano Integrated Brake Shifters (Brifters)

I show how to fix most STI type road bike shifters that are not working by simply cleaning and lubricating them. You don’t even need to take them apart. Most times it’s just old grease that doesn’t let the pawls move freely. There are usually not broken parts. These are Shimano ST-6400 shifters (Shimano 600/Ultegra). …Read more »

How To Replace Shift Cable In Suntour X-Press Accushift Shifter

I show how to replace the shift cables in Suntour X-Press Accushift Plus Shifters. First you have to open them up. And then the cable is non-standard, and is not readily available. I used a compatible type cable. These cables are similar to what I used in the video:

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 Shimano EZ Fire Shifter (ST EF28)

I show how to change the shift cables on Shimano EZ Fire trigger Shifters (ST EF28). These shifters are integrated with V-Brake brake levers.