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Can I Update Wheel From 7 Speed Cassette To 8, 9, or 10 Speed Cassette?

I occasionally get asked by viewers if they can update a bike wheel from a 7 speed cassette, to an 8, 9 or 10 speed cassette. The answer is maybe. I explain and show what to look for to tell if you can replace the 7 speed cassette with a cassette with more cogs. Freewheel …Read more »

Convert Solid Axle/Bolt-On Wheel To Quick Release Axle

I show how to convert a solid axle to a quick release axle on a bolt on bike wheel. I do the conversion on a rear wheel in the video, but the process is about the same for the front. I ordered the quick release axle from eBay and it came with the cones and …Read more »

Cleaning Gumwall & Whitewall Bike Tires

I show my favorite method of cleaning gum wall, white wall and other light color bike tires as I clean the gumwall tires on my Zeus Professional using Bleche Wite.

Fix Rear Bike Wheel – Off Center/Rubbing Frame

I show the steps a rear bike wheel might be off center or rub the insides of the chain stays of the frame. I discuss the various causes and and explain how to repair them. How To Make A Cheap Bike Frame Alignment Gauge Tool:  

Measure Effective Rim Diameter (ERD) With Homemade Tools

I show how to make simple tools to measure Effective Rim Diameter (ERD) and how to use them. The are made out of old bike spokes. The ERD is one of the measurements needed to determine spoke length when build a wheel.