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Fix Stiff/Sticky Bike Shifters With Ultrasonic Cleaner – Clean/Lube

I show how to repair stiff, gunked up bicycle shifters that aren’t shifting well, or at all by cleaning out the old dried out grease using and ultrasonic cleaner. The old grease can be thick like glue and just gum the shifters up so they don’t work, or move really slowly. So you want to …Read more »

Rust Remover Test! Evaporust vs Metal Rescue vs Vinegar vs Coke

I review four rust removers in a head to head test to see which one does the best job of rust removal. I compare Evapo-rust, Metal Rescue, White Distilled Vinegar, and Coca-Cola. I tried to be as fair as possible using as to the same rusty parts in each rust remover. I also included a …Read more »

My Dualco Mini Grease Gun (That I Use In My Videos)

Viewers often ask me about the grease gun I use in my videos. What kind is it? Where did I get it? What kind of grease I use in it? It is a Dualco Mini Grease Gun. I bought it on Amazon.com. I use Marine grease. The brand I usually use is Peak, but that …Read more »

How To Make A Headset Cup Remover Tool

This is my homemade tool to remove headset bearing cups from a bike frame. This is similar to the Park Tool RT-1 Head Cup Remover tool. It cost about $3 to make. I made it from a piece of 3/4″ electrical conduit that I bought at the hardware store. The only tools used to make …Read more »

Make Bottom Bracket Thread Chasing Tools – Cheap & Easy

I show how to make cheap and easy bottom bracket chaser tools using old fixed and adjustable cups. These do nut cut new threads, but are used to chase the threads/repair damaged threads/clean out gunk caught in the threads.