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How To True A Bike Wheel Without A Truing Stand

Not everyone has an expensive truing stand. So I show how to true bicycle wheels with the wheel mounted on the bike. This is just simple truing and assumes the wheel is in good shape and just has a little bit of side to side wobble. If the wheel has more serious issues, truing an …Read more »

How To Replace A Broken Spoke On A Bike Wheel

This is how to replace a broken spoke on a bike wheel. This wheel came off a 1984 Schwinn Le Tour Luxe. I bought the bike used from a thrift store and the spoke was already broken. I true the wheel pretty well. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty good considering the wheel is about …Read more »

How To Do 27 Inch To 700c Wheel Conversion – Vintage Bike Update

I show you how to convert a bike from 27″ wheels to 700c wheels. It’s an easy upgrade. You pretty much just have to remove the old 27″ wheels and mount the 700c wheels (assuming the hub width is the same). The main issue is the brakes. 700c wheels are smaller in diameter. So the …Read more »

Replace Campagnolo To Shimano Freehub Body On AClass ALX320 Wheel

I convert an AClass ALS320 wheel from a Campagnolo to a Shimano Freehub Body. The Shimano Freehub Body part number is FW7400. Now I am ready to install a Shimano cassette and use the wheel with a Shimano drivetrain. Nothing against Campagnolo, but Shimano stuff is much more available here and affordable. Here is the …Read more »

Replacing Bladed Spoke On Bicycle Wheel

I bought a set of A Class Alex ALX330 wheels for a great price. But the rear wheel was missing a bladed spoke. So I replace the missing spoke with a new spoke and true the wheel. Now I just got to figure out what bike I want to put the wheels on.