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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 »

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:  

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 »

Bike Noises – Find Them To Fix Them

Bikes can make the strangest noise. Squeaks, creaks, clicks, grinding, whirs, ticks, clunks, etc. The first step in fixing a noise on a bike is to locate where it is coming from. But noises can tricky. They can sound like they are coming from one place, but are actually coming from another. I talk about …Read more »

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 »