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How To Overhaul A Bike Bottom Bracket – Remove/Clean/Install New Bearings

This is how to overhaul the bottom bracket on an older style of bike before they started using sealed bearings. I show you how to remove and install new bearings as well as how to clean all the parts. This bike is a 1984 Schwinn LeTour Luxe, but most vintage bikes are similar. They might require slightly different tools. The fixed cup on the chain ring side on this bike has left handed threads. This is the most common. But be aware that Italian and French made […]

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Basic Bicycle Repairs : How to Adjust a Bicycle Rear Derailer

Fine-tune your bicycle performance. Learn how to adjust the rear derailer on a bike with expert tips on bicycle repair in this free video clip. Expert: Russel Hopkins Contact: SLCbikecollective,org Bio: Russel Hopkins has been a bike mechanic for the last 12 years. source Click here for the best online deals on bike accessories, electric bikes, kids bikes, mountain bikes, bicycle frames, and much more.

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Bike Repairs 2 : How to Fix Brakes on a BMX Bike

When fixing brakes on a BMX bike, the most common problem to look for is whether or not the cable is adjusted correctly. Determine how to properly fix your BMX bike brakes with help from a bicycle mechanic in this free video on BMX bike repairs. Expert: Christian Hartwig Contact: www.mellowjohnnys.com/ Bio: Christian Hartwig has been a bicycle mechanic for over 21 years. Filmmaker: Drew Noah source Click here for the best online deals on bike accessories, electric bikes, kids bikes, mountain bikes, bicycle frames, and much […]

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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 be much more involved. * When I say “clockwise” and “counter-clockwise” in the video, the reference point is looking at the nipple from the spoke side of the rim. The side where […]

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Basic Bicycle Repairs : How to Adjust Bicycle Front Brakes

Repairing bicycle brakes. Learn how to adjust front brakes on a bike with expert tips on bicycle repair in this free video clip. Expert: Russel Hopkins Contact: SLCbikecollective,org Bio: Russel Hopkins has been a bike mechanic for the last 12 years. source Click here for the best online deals on bike accessories, electric bikes, kids bikes, mountain bikes, bicycle frames, and much more.

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Bike Chain Replacement

The chain on this Trek 850 was extremely worn. So I replaced it with a new KMC chain. I like the KMC chains with the missing link connector. They are also very affordable. Park Tool CC-3.2 Chain Gauge: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000OZFIMQ/ref=nosim/youtube25-20 Park Tool CT-5 Chain Break Tool: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000RZMWE0/ref=nosim/youtube25-20 Park Tool CT-3.2 Chain Break Tool: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B009ZN1Q0Q/ref=nosim/youtube25-20 KMC Z-72 7-8sp chain: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B001CN6QA2/ref=nosim/youtube25-20 **If the video was useful or interesting please give it a “thumbs up” and consider subscribing. -Website: http://www.RJTheBikeGuy.com -Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RJTheBikeGuy -Subscribe Here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shyflirt1 -YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/RJTheBikeGuy source Click here […]

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Bicycle Freewheel Disassembly/Assembly

I show how to disassemble and re-assemble a freewheel from a bike wheel. I also clean and lube the freewheel parts. I didn’t replace the bearings. I just cleaned them and reused them. But if they show wear or damage, they are not too expensive to replace. The bearings in this freewheel were 1/8″ bearings. I think that is the most common size in freewheels. I lubed the parts with marine grease. If your freewheel is not working well, try cleaning and lubing it before taking it […]

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How To Fix A Dropped Bike Chain

Occasionally everyone drops a bike chain (has it fall off the chain rings). I have seen people get stuck because they don’t know how to fix it. It’s very simple. I show how to easily fix a dropped bike chain. **If the video was useful or interesting please give it a “thumbs up” and consider subscribing. -Website: http://www.RJTheBikeGuy.com -Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RJTheBikeGuy -Subscribe Here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shyflirt1 -YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/RJTheBikeGuy source Click here for the best online deals on bike accessories, electric bikes, kids bikes, mountain bikes, bicycle frames, and much […]

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Fix Bike Rear Derailleur That Won’t Shift Into Highest Gear/Small Cog

I show the steps how to diagnose and repair a rear derailleur that wont shift to the high gears/small cogs. **If the video was useful or interesting please give it a “thumbs up” and consider subscribing. -Website: http://www.RJTheBikeGuy.com -Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RJTheBikeGuy -Subscribe Here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=shyflirt1 -YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/RJTheBikeGuy source Click here for the best online deals on bike accessories, electric bikes, kids bikes, mountain bikes, bicycle frames, and much more.

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