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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:  

DIY Cyclocross Bike Project – Upgrading The Wheels

I upgrade the wheelset on my home built CX/Gravel bike. It still had the original Trek 700 hybrid wheels with a 7 speed freewheel. I upgraded them to hand built road bike wheels set up for a 8,9,10 speed cassette. I installed a 7 speed cassette on there with a 4.5mm spacer. That way I …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.

6/7 Speed Freewheel To 8/9/10 Speed Cassette Bike Conversion

I upgrade my vintage road bike from 12 speed (2×6) with downtube friction shifters, to 16 speed (2×8) with STI brifters. This process includes expanding the rear triangle (chain stays/seat stays) from 126mm to 130mm between the dropouts so the wider wheel will fit in the dropouts. You only want to do this on a …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 »