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Convert Mountain Bike To Disc Brakes With No Frame/Fork Mounts

I show how to convert an old vintage MTB with no frame/fork disc brake mounts, to disc brakes using adapters. I show various disc brake mounting adapters and how they can be used to install disc brakes. Some of the adapters I show are A2Z DM-UNI, Chaser Tech Bicycle Rear Disc Brake Adapter Kit, and …Read more »

How To Get Tight Tire On Bike Wheel Rim With Tire Bead Jack

This is a cool new tool I found called a Tire Bead Jack made by Koolstop. I show how to mount a tight fitting bicycle tire onto a rim using the tool. Brand new bike tires can be really tight, and harder to mount, so this is a cool to have. Tire levers can be …Read more »

How To Convert To Hydraulic Disc Brakes From Mechanical Disc Brakes On Mountain Bike

I show how to replace mechanical disc brakes with hydraulic disc brakes on a MTB bike. Hydraulic disc brakes are very easy to install. This conversion is a really easy upgrade. I show removing the mechanical disc brakes and the install of the hydraulic disc brakes. The brakes I used in the video are Shimano …Read more »

How To Convert To Disc Brakes From V-Brakes On Mountain Bike

I show how to upgrade an old mountain bike from V-brakes to disc brakes. I replace the wheels, install rotors, calipers, new cables/housings, and adjust everything. The disc brakes I used are Avid BB5’s. I used 160mm rotors. They are mechanical disc brakes, so are cable actuated. The Avid CPS mounting brackets I used were …Read more »

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 »