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How To Make A Cheap Bike Frame Alignment Gauge Tool

I show how to make a cheap homemade frame alignment gauge for bicycle frames. This can easily be made for $5 or $10 depending what kind of stuff you already have lying around the garage. A nice easy DIY project.

Vintage Schwinn 74180 Brake Lever Alignment Tool Demo

I show how to use a vintage Schwinn 74180 Brake Lever Alignment Gauge. Not a tool that you can’t do without, but it does make the job of aligning brake levers to be even, a little easier and faster.

How To Make A Freehub Body Disassembly Tool

This is my homemade freehub body disassembly tool. It was cheap and easy to make. This is used to remove the cup/cone from a Shimano freehub body. Shimano used to make a tool for this (Shimano Cassette Hub Race Remover TL-FH40), but they are hard to find now. So I made this one out of …Read more »

How To Remove Rust From Screws And Bolts

Remove most or all the rust from nuts, screws, bolts cheap and easy. I am working on cleaning up a free bike that I got. It was very dirty and rusty. A lot of the rust came off easily. Some of the screws were pretty rusty. So here is one of the tricks I use …Read more »

How To Make A Cheap & Easy Cotter Pin Press For Cottered Cranks

I show how to make a cotter pin press tool for cottered crankset removal from old bikes. This can be made for around $5. Park Tool used to make a cotter pin press (CR-2) to remove cranks, but they don’t any more. To make the press, I use wide throat top beam clamps that I …Read more »