Fixing/Overhauling Free Fuji Nevada Mountain Bike

I got this 2002 Fuji Nevada for free from a friend. He used to ride it around his college campus. He stripped the bike, and uglified so it wouldn’t be stolen. Then it spent several years living outside in the New York weather. It was in rough shape. I needed A LOT of work. I replaced the rear derailleur, bottom bracket, chain, cables/housings, shifters, and grips. I cleaned up the parts for rust. The rear wheel was a mess, and I spent some time truing that. I also overhauled the rear hub.

About the only new parts that went into the bike were the chain, cables, and housings. The other parts were used that I had in my parts boxes.

Evapo-Rust (rust remover):


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Hey viewers a friend of mine gave me This bike he used this bike to ride Around his college campus and in an Effort to keep her from being stolen he Stripped it down Amplified it and now He’s not with collagen so he gave it to Me and so my plan is to go ahead and go Through this bike rehab it back and make The bike whole again it’s got a lot of Issues like for instance it’s missing The seat post there it’s just coming up With duct tape yes he actually rode the Bike around with no seat on there that Also helped prevent it from being stolen Who wants to ride a bike with no seat Well him apparently anyway so it’s Missing the rear brakes it’s missing the Front derailleur the chain is Rusty it’s Missing the rear shifter which so right Now there’s no cable going to the rear Derailleur at all it’s got a front Shifter but it’s obviously not going to The front trailer because there’s no Front trailer Um the rear wheel is just completely out Of true the caves Rusty and who knows What else so I have to go through this Bike and just go through everything and It’s going to be an interesting project And I’m going to show you the whole Thing now enough starting out at Ground Zero so I do have a seat and a seat post Here and I do have a box of parts so but Obviously looking at this uh rear

Shifter it’s missing like the top cover There so that’ll probably need to be Replaced I do have a front derailleur on There so I’m going to go through all This and uh see what’s missing and it’s It’s gonna be a lot of work but I think It’ll be fun I guess the first thing I’ll start off With is removing this duct tape around The seat post the seat tube here And get that cleaned up So now I’ve experimented with a lot of Different things to remove duct tape Residue but the best thing I found is Just gasoline Already looking better Okay so I’m getting ready to uh remount The uh seat post and seat there so I’m Going to take a little bit of Grease put It down inside the seat tube there Then I’ve got the seat post clamp here So I’m going to slide this on that was In the box of parts And then I got the uh seat and seat tube Here and so I’m going to put like a Little bit of Grease onto the Seat post there Slide this in So having a seat post in there will help Keep water out when I go to wash the Bike Now the chain is just a rusted piece of Junk so I’m going to put a brand new Chain on there but I’m going to get rid

Of this one now I could use a chain Breaker but I have a faster method Say hello to my little friend [Music] Just pull this piece of junk off of There And that’ll go in the trash can And one thing that’s just bugging me is The skewers have the levers on the wrong Side they should be on the non-drive Side so I’m gonna go ahead and reverse Those just because Foreign And the front wheel I can go ahead and Just reverse it it just change it around The other direction Uh the tire is not uh directional so There just makes me feel better Well the box included some nicer pedals So I’m gonna go ahead and remove these Plastic pedals off and I’ll ultimately Be putting the nicer pedals on Foreign Ly the camera was not going but the Pedals were a real bear to get out uh I Think he may have epoxied the petals Into the cranks to to keep them from Being stolen but uh I got them out using My pedal wrench and a big cheater bar to Get a lot of Leverage but I got them out So now I’m going to remove the cranks uh Not so much for uh maintenance or Anything but more to get everything Cleaned up is just make it easier to get

Everything cleaned up so I’m gonna move This little uh crank bolt here it’s an Eight millimeter hex wrench here so get This out of here Foreign Places with non-rusty ones Okay make sure there’s no wash or Anything in there and there isn’t so go Ahead and get my crank remover And get this threaded in Careful not to cross thread it Foreign Crank off And same thing on this side go ahead and Remove the crank bolts Then get the crank remover in thread it In Foreign Got that one off Well I think I’m gonna go ahead and Remove this Spice Shop sticker here just To help clean up the bike a little bit And while I’m here so let me use a hair Dryer to heat it up and peel it off Now the hair dryer wasn’t necessarily Remove it so I’m going to scrape it off It’s like a little plastic scraper for Removing stickers And then wipe it down with like a little Bit of Naptha to hopefully remove the rest of This stuff And there a little bit of a scratch down Here I think that’s from the uh the

Front derailleur bracket Maybe Well the temperatures outside are above Freezing now so I took the bike out gave It a quick wash it’s just easier nicer To work on a clean bike so Well I pulled the cranks off to make it Easier to clean around in this area and Also clean the clanks themselves but I’m Kind of glad I did because uh one thing I noticed is that the bottom bracket is Kind of stiff and rough the cranks Turned okay but turning it manually is Pretty rough now it looks like a Cartridge bottom bracket so I’m just Going to go ahead and replace it and Fortunately I already have one this size In my parts boxes Now when removing a cartridge bottom Bracket Which side will remove first Depends on the non-drive side cup here If it’s metal I’ll remove the non-drive Side first if it’s plastic I’ll remove The drive side first and I usually can Tell if you tap on it you get like a Solid Sound there then it’s metal if it’s kind Of a dull just thud then it’s plastic But in this case it seems to be metal so I’m going to remove this side first Now the non-drive side should always be Uh right hand threaded meaning you’re Going to turn it counterclockwise to Remove it and I like to remove these Using the fun method

An impact wrench so I have the tool Mounted on here and I have it laying on The ground so I can get good Force Pushing into it and so I get this make Sure it’s In there nice and solid And so I got that side off Now the drive side Cup on most bikes is Going to be left hand threaded meaning You’re going to turn it clockwise to Remove it exceptions are Italian and French bikes and some other bikes uh That will be turned counterclockwise Removed but most cases uh they’re going To be turned clockwise to remove it and So this being a Japanese bike Fuji is Going to be that way so I’m going to go Ahead and again use my impact wrench get It in there nice and solid And I got the cartridge bottom bracket Out So now when replacing a cartridge bottom Bracket you want to match it as closely As possible unless you’ll be changing The cranks but in this case I’m not so You want to match the type of spindle in This case it’s a square taper in there Uh you want to match it for spindle Length and this one measures from Flat To Flat 122.5 millimeters you want to Match it for the bottom bracket shell Width and this bottom bracket shell Measures 68 millimeters across and Then you also want to match it for like

The threading like I said that uh like French and Italian uh bottom brackets Could have uh reverse threading on the Drive side but this just has normal Threading so I want to match that as Close as possible And fortunately in my parts boxes I had A bottom bracket uh that matches those Specs and it turns nice and smoothly so This is the one I’m going to be using Okay so I’m ready to install the Cartridge bottom bracket I’m going to be Going in from the drive side first and I’m going to be putting a little bit of A anti-seize onto the threads A little bit more on there than I really Wanted but uh so I wipe a little bit of The excess off And I’m going to go ahead and screw this In it’s reverse threaded so it should Screw in counterclockwise be careful not To cross thread it Should turn in pretty smoothly to start Off with And then get A big wrench here and this should be Pretty tight into here So that’s pretty tight Now to install the non-drive side part If it’s metal use a little bit of Anti-seize around the threads on there If it’s not metal if it’s plastic do not Use the anti-seize stuff on there and Then this should be normal threading so

Turn it in Clockwise So to screw it in until it stops uh be Careful with the plastic ones you don’t Want to over tighten it because then you Strip it out but it should just go in There right till this little lip hits or Until it just stops in there And let me go ahead and remove this Derailleur here to clean it up a little Bit see if I get a little bit of a Thrust up there but I think I might take The pulleys off And clean and Lube those So on the trailer there’s like There’s like a surface rust here around So what I’m gonna do is I’m going to Soak this in some Vapor rust A vapor rust soak this in there for a Little bit and hopefully get rid of that Surface rust and then I’ll go ahead and Clean it up and Lube the derailleur And it’ll just look nicer And the cassette is pretty ugly looking As well there’s surface rust on that I Want to try to get that cleaned up so I’m going to remove that first pull the Skewer off Foreign Whip on here And then I have the set removal tool Here so put this in here and then I got My big old wrench on here and so go Ahead and remove the lock ring

And so I have the cassette and so I’ll Clean this up kind of clean out the Grease first and then I’ll probably soak This into some Vapor rust as well And I cleaned up the cassette with a Scrub brush and soap and water and it Cleaned up pretty well but there is Definitely some still some surface rust On there so I’m gonna go ahead and soak This in a vapor rust as well let it soak Overnight And see how it cleans up The Vapor rust they look way better like The uh cassette here was just really Ugly before I had a lot of rust and Stuff and also the lever on the skewer Was pretty Rusty and the derailleur had Some Rust spots on the body here and Kind of down on the cage so it’s cleaned Up nicely and I gave them like a light Spray with WD-40 to help keep them from Just rusting again quickly Okay I want to lube the various pivot Points on the derailleur here so I’m Going to be using some triflo here and Then just spray in a little bit at each Pivot Point And spray a little bit on the spring There and then spray a little bit down In here and then kind of work the Mechanism here And I’m going to spray just a little bit Up in uh to Red it here That can kind of soak in a little bit

And then wipe off Any excess here Well what’s going to pull the pulleys Off and Lube them but the triflow got in There and they’re spinning nice and Smoothly now so I think we’re all set There well looking at the Hub I can see The lock nut on this side is loose and The axle is kind of catching so I guess I’m going to be overhauling The Hub on Here so I’ll go ahead and remove this And then remove the cone like remove the Axle And in fact the cone lock nut encoder Coming off the other side And so I got that out And I’ll put this aside And then pull this little dust cap off Here and it looks like some of the Bearings actually fell down inside maybe When I was removing the axle And then I’ll pull out these uh bearings And yes I am using a magnet in here uh I’m not worried about magnetizing the Bearings because I’m going to be Replacing the bearings with brand new Ones I mean if you gotta go and do this Work you might as well replace the Bearings And see if I can Get the ones from down inside here I got three more bearings Foreign S out of there then I want to clean

These races out just use paper towel and Kind of wipe out man this is pretty ugly In there South side looks pretty good And then I’m gonna try to clean this Side without removing this little dust Cap uh sometimes getting the dust cap Out and then trying to get it back in You can damage the dust cap and so I’m Just going to go ahead and try to clean It as best I can without removing the Dust cap Foreign Looks pretty good in there Oh I’m gonna go ahead and clean these Parts up using uh hot water dish soap And a scrub brush Well I got these parts cleaned up so now I want to start putting together the Axle a little bit so I’m going to take One of the cones both the cones seem to Be identical so I’m gonna screw it on The one end this will be the drive side I’m gonna screw it all the way on Like this now I’m going to take one of The lock nuts here and I want the Serrated part facing outward so I’m Going to screw this on And what I want Is about four threads Of the axle extending out past the lock Nut And so that looks about right and then What I’m gonna do is I’ll just screw the

Cone back into the lock nut Like this and so now I want to tighten These together and the cone on this one Is a 15 millimeter cone wrench that can Vary and the lock nut on here is a 17 Millimeter and so I’m going to do is I’m Going to tighten these together I want Them pretty tight not to the point I’m Going to strip them out or anything but I want them to stay there Not come loose like they did before so I Got the one side of the axle all set to Go These are the bearings I pulled out of The Hub there should have been nine on Each side but I only have 17 so either One was missing or I lost one when I was Cleaning everything out Um they should be quarter inch bearings But it’s always good to verify so I have A bearing gauge here and it doesn’t fall Through the seven thirty seconds inch Slot and Falls nice and cleanly through The quarter inch slot so that they are Core in back quarter inch bearings and I Have brand new quarter inch bearings That I’m going to be using to replace Them So now we’re ready to install the Bearings but I need to put a line of Grease around the bearing race in there I want to have enough in there that will Hold the bearings in place So use my little mini grease gun go

Ahead and squirt around in here And then I have a bunch of bearings here In like a little uh jar lid and I can Just use some tweezers to place the Bearings one by one and I want to Complete or uh have a complete line of Bearings completely around the race here There should be nine of them to fill the Race And nine bearings And I want to do the same thing on this Side again I want to put a line of Grease around the race Enough to hold the bearings And again use the tweezers to place the Bearings And nine bearings And then I’m going to take this little Uh dust cap and place it in the way that It was to set this in here like this And then I can take my axle here with The end that I already completed and Drop this through And turn the wheel over Then to make the nest part a little Easier I’m going to lock the nut on the Bottom part of the axle into a vise this Is a low profile Vise called a drill Press Vise and so it can hold the nut on The end of the axle here So now I can install the cone onto this Side And go down until it hits the bearings And back it off just a little bit

And then there was like a spacer And then the lock nut you want this the Serrated uh part facing out So screw this on This And now I’m going to need to adjust the Cones in here as far as tightness uh so To start off with I’m gonna go ahead I’m Going to hold the lock nut with my 17 Millimeter wrench use the cone wrench And I’m going to turn the cone out Into The lock nut And then I can test because I want it to Be smooth but not loose So it’s smooth And There’s just a Hint of Wiggle in there so I think I’m Going to go ahead and tighten it just a Little bit Loosen the lock nut And then let me see Turn the cone in just a little bit And then tighten the Cone again Or take the lock nut And that feels good it’s turning nice And smoothly and there’s no significant Play in there so I think that’s a good Adjustment there Well this is the rear wheel in my Chewing stand and it is just a mess so I’m gonna do my best to get this

Straightened out Well I’ve been busy chewing the wheel And I think it looks way better than What it was uh basically chewing the Wheel is adjusting the spokes uh to pull The rim this way or that way to get it Centered it’s just a long tedious Process of making small adjustments I Have a video on treating a wheel and I’ll include that in the description So now I’m ready to reinstall the Cassette I got the the large notch on The free Hub there so I find the large Tab on the cassette slide that on go for The next COG And line that up There And Here And then get the lock ring on here Thank you Screw it on and then I’m going to Tighten it down to about 40 Newton Meters that seems to be pretty uh Standard so I got my Torque wrench here There about 40 meters and so I got that Set And then I want to reinstall the skewer The lever goes on the non-drive side Unlike how it was when I got the bike Held on the drive side which is wrong And then get ready to remount the wheel And remount the wheel here

So now I’m gonna go ahead and reinstall The rear derailleur This And get this down here like that And now remount the cranks here and I Got some brand new uh crank bolts that Aren’t Rusty Stuff these in here And for the non-drive side make sure you Mount it 180 degrees from the other Crank arm otherwise you’re going to be In for a real surprise [Music] So now I want to install pedals these Are another set of pedals that had come They were in the box of parts and so if You look they’re usually marked left and Right this one’s got like an L on there The other one’s got like an r on there So I’m gonna put a little bit grease on To the pedal spindle just a a thin Coating there and the left hand side Will be left hand threaded and the right Hand side will be right hand threaded So left hand side here Basically reverse threaded and I’ll hand Screw this in Get it started And get the wrench on here And then get it Tightened on [Laughter] One pedal done And that I’ve got the right hand pedal

Here again just a thin coating of grease On the threads there that help keep it From being seized into the crank arm And turn it in [Music] Obviously yeah [Music] And tighten it on CE okay so both petals on Well the limiting screws on the Derailleur are all out of whack the uh Guide pulley here is lined up with uh Looks like about the fourth Cog in uh he Probably had it set up like this so he Had it in the gear that he wanted Because he did not have a shifter on There so but since I’m going to be using A shifter I’m going to go ahead and Adjust this limiting screw Out a little bit Because I want the guy pulley to line up Approximately with the uh smallest COG Like that and The uh this screw is like Way out of whack there so because I saw That it was letting the uh We go past in there and I don’t want it To go into the spokes so I’m going to Tighten this one in Um yeah the screws just Screwed to uh extremes there Okay They may have to tweak these a little Bit when I actually get the chain on and

The shifters on Okay That goes out about to the uh biggest Cog and I’ll put out just a little bit So that would be a good starting place I Think there Well this is interesting uh if you look At this guide pulley here it’s not in The same plane as the small Cog there It’s kind of angled but if you compare It to uh where the trailer here mounts The Hanger it’s out of uh playing with This as well so I think this is straight So it’s not like the hanger is bent it’s That the driller itself is uh bent so it May have been damaged at some point so I Guess I’m just gonna go ahead and Replace the driller too I’ll go through My parts boxes and I had a couple of These dior’s they’re a little newer a Little higher end but uh they’ll work And I had them so I’m gonna go ahead and Screw this on here There That looks much better So now I want to reinstall the front Trailer here and as a guide there’s Marks down here for when the bracket was There before so I can use those and so Get this here and I want to have the Cage uh parallel to the chain Rings There so I’ve got the screw here get This screw in And then kind of tighten this screw here

But I don’t want to over tighten it Then test the movement of the derailleur Here That seems pretty good there you want to Make sure that this isn’t going to hit The uh the chainring or anything like That And then tighten up the clamp So now I’m ready to install the chain so What I’m going to do is guide it through The front derailleur get it onto the Small chain ring up front Pull that through And then run it around the derailleur Here Have another small COG Run it up through the cage Around the tension pulley Now I need to size a chain so to do this I have it on the small chain ring on the Front and the small Cog on the back and I’m going to use a little uh tool that I Made here on a piece of coat hanger it’s Uh got two inches between the bends here And so I’m going to grab it on one side I’m going to hook it on a link between Outer plates and then I’m going to hook It between the link on the other side Here between outer plates now what I Want is I when I when I have the change size That it was in small small that it’s not Going the Chain’s not going to be Rubbing up against the uh guide pulley

There so what I’ll do is another little Step there and it’s still rubbing so one More step there Still rubbing so one more step And so now there’s a gap there so it’s Not going to be rubbing against the uh Guide pulley when it’s in the small Small uh configuration this Configuration you generally don’t want To ride in you don’t want to ride in the Small small or the big big that’s called Cross chaining you don’t want to do it But you want to change sized in such a Way is that it’s not going to cause Issues in either configuration so going Into small small and then getting it so It’s not gonna rub on there is generally The best way to go so what I want to do Is I’m going to break the chain here and Put the little Universal Link in there Swamado is this little segment here That’s like an outer plate I’m gonna go Ahead and remove that little segment Right there and then the little Universal link or uh Missing Link will Go ahead and replace that So I’ll break the chain right here Pull that off Then I have my little uh Missing Link Universal link thing here it’s like Basically two halves of a plate and so One goes on one side one goes on the Other side Like this

Then I just connect these together And then pull them apart and so now That’s locked And so now I can check the limiting Screws on here so I’ll pedal around push The manually push the rail over and it’s Not going up to those biggest Cog there So uh there’s two limiting screws here My guess is this is the low one and so I’m going to back that out a little bit Foreign Goes up to the biggest Cog there You go down to the smallest Cog check Make sure it goes up to the biggest COG [Music] That looks pretty good Now these grips have seen better days Here so I’m gonna go ahead and replace Them I’m just gonna go ahead and cut Them off Foreign Get this one too Now to work on uh getting the rest of This residue off here I have like a Plastic scraper and this stuff will just Come right off here Foreign [Music] Shifter is just junk so I’m probably Just going to go ahead and replace the Pair of shifters so I’m going to remove This one off of here Just a little uh Allen screw there And then I should be able to

Slide it off like that Well I found a pair of three by eight Shifters in my part spins so I’m gonna Go ahead and install these uh Slide the Right shifter rug here and Slide the Left hand shifter on here And I’m not gonna uh tighten them down Yet And then I have a pair of grips And I have some uh alcohol here just Like regular isopropyl alcohol and I’m Just gonna sprinkle a little bit of Alcohol in each of the grips Like that Shake them around get all the alcohol on The inside there and then that’ll make It easier to slide the grips onto the Bars Foreign Make sure they get all the way on make Sure they get nice and straight And then the alcohol will evaporate And then they’ll be on there nice and Solid So now once you get the grips on now you Can go ahead and tighten down the Shifters here kind of get them angled How you want them and I like to have Them flush right up against the grips There And then get the other one here and then Try to get them kind of level with each Other Foreign

Clamp down Now I have shifters Now I need to cut some cable housings I Need a piece of cable housing to go from Here to here but I needed to have it so That when the handlebars are turned like This then it will go around here like This and not bind so what I’m going to Do is put this here and I kind of want a Mellow curve there and come around here To Right about there And that actually looks pretty good There so what I’ll do is I’ll cut the Cable Right here And then again just double check it Here And So I mean that’s a pretty extreme turn There but I think that will be pretty Good right there so it’s kind of nice Even curve there Then I want to open up the ends of the Cable so what I’ll do is I’ll just kind Of squeeze around it a little bit and do This on both ends And then use an awl Like a little pointed thing here and Kind of stick this down in there and This will help open up the lining in There so that the cable will go through Nice and smoothly And then I want to stick a ferrule on

Both ends of this housing here Foreign Like this And so now I can slide the cable into Through the cable housing here push it Through And get it seated up into the shifter And seat it into the cable stop And so now I need another cable housing To go from here up to here and so it Kind of like won a nice even uh curve There so I’ll cut this right here All right So now I’ll clean up the ends and get Some barrels on And then I’ll run the cable through it And then I get the ends seated in place And got that part done And now I need a piece of cable housing To go from here and around to here and In somewhat of graceful curve So Look at here I want to have it too long but I don’t Want to have it like real sharp Uh I think right about there will be Good So then I’ll clean the ends and put some Barrels on So now I can run the cable through this Bit of cable housing slide it in here And then run the cable down through this Barrel adjuster here Get this seated down in here

And then get the cable uh cable housing Set it up in this cable stop up there And then pull the cable tight Before I put the cable in this I want to Make sure the shifter is shifted all the Way down Press the small lever repeatedly to make Sure that uh the shifter is fully Released And now I can run the cable in here pull The cable tight and then I want to Tighten down this little cable uh nut Here A little clamp And clamped on the cable Like that And now it says the shifting Foreign [Music] Now I’ll go ahead and cut the cable And put a crimp end on there And got that cable done Now we need to cut a bit of cable to go From here down to here again uh this Needs to uh be able to adapt to the Rotating of the handlebars So I’m going to go ahead and run this Here And actually now go around down here And around down to here And so that looks like it’s pretty good So go ahead and cut the cable Right here And then double check it

Around Yeah that looks pretty good And so now I go ahead run the cable Through the housing here Get a seated into the shifter get it see Seated down in this little cable stop There and then while I’m at it I’m gonna Go ahead and just click the shifter down So it’s fully released and it’s just This little Barrel adjuster here I’m Gonna turn it all the way in And then turned out about a turn and a Half that’ll give me some room to adjust It there when I’m uh adjusting the cable And the trailer So now I need a little piece to go from Here to here and so I have a small scrap Piece here so I’ll put this in here Figure out and I want a nice kind of Smooth curve So Cut this off right about there And try it Foreign Yeah it looks pretty good now just I’ll Clean the ends and put barrels on And go ahead and insert the cable into This bit of cable housing here and pull It through And get it seated up into this cable Stop And get it seated down into this cable Stop down here and now about ready to Hook up the derailleur

So now in preparation of setting up the Front derailleur ship the rear Derailleur to the biggest COG Now adjusting the front trailer can be a Little bit tricky Um there’s I have yet to find one method That always works uh but usually what I’ll do is I’ll start off by adjusting The limiting screw the low limiting Screw which a lot often they’re marked Like low and high or l and H sometimes You’re not marking you have to figure Out which one is the low but I’ll Tighten this in so the cage comes up Sometimes I’ll have it touching and to Back it up or sometimes I’ll just bring It up to about one to two millimeters With uh up to the chain And I’m gonna try to hear I’m probably Gonna bring about one millimeter away From the chain Yeah back off just a little bit and I’ll Start there and see how that works So now I’m ready to clamp the cable into The derailleur here so I put it in Between there and then tighten this up And I’m pulling the cable kind of tight And clamp this down Like that Okay let’s give this shifting a try here Up to the middle up to the big Down the middle up and dropped all the Way low so I’m going to adjust the Barrel adjuster on the shifter out a

Little bit Go back down to the low the middle And then up to the high Middle low Foreign Adjuster just a little bit more out And then right I’ll uh mess with the the Rear derailleur move it out down to like The middle Cog here Foreign To the small Cog on the back Hand seems to be working pretty good So now I want to go ahead and cut this Cable off And put a crimp end on here [Laughter] And got that done Well these V brakes they got rust on Them and they’re kind of ugly looking Right now so what I might do is pull Them off and soak them in some Vapor Rust and see how they clean up if they Don’t clean up very well then I have Some other uh V brakes and some parts Bins I go ahead and use those but we’ll See how these clean up but I’ll pull These off And then I’ll let them soak Well after soaking in the vapor rust for A day they cleaned up really nicely so I See no problem using these brakes so Before I reinstall the brake I’m gonna Go ahead and just put a light coating of Grease on the posts here this is a very

Thin coating And then slide the brakes on here And then put these screws in here Laughs Looks good and the same with these back Posts here just put just a little bit of Grease on the posts And then install the Brake on there The pin from the spring should go into The middle hole And got those so now I need to cut some Cable housing for the brake cables I’m Going to be using some brand new noodles The ones that were on there were not in Great shape so the noodle will go down Here and so I need to cut a piece of Cable housing to go from here down to Here in kind of a graceful Arc And So something probably like that would Work So I’ll cut the cable housing right About here they actually add just a hair On there Like that So now I want to install the brake cable Into the brake lever here so pull that Open and I can slide that right in there There’s a slot here for the cable and I Have the barrel adjuster and the little Lock part there all lined up the slot There so I slide that into place then Just turn that so that it doesn’t fall

Out And so now I have my cable housing and I Have a ferrule so I’m a slide a ferrule Onto the one end of the cable housing Like this and then I can slide the cable Through the cable housing And seat the cable right into place like This And then the end of the cable that goes Into the noodle does not need a ferrule But I’ll go ahead and Slide the cable in Through the noodle Pull this into place and seat the end of The cable housing right into the noodle Right like that And then I have like the little rubber Boot here so I’m going to slide this on Into place Yeah And then I’ll kind of stick over the end Of the noodle like that And then the other end of the cable goes Through this side over here Pull this through [Music] And then I’ll kind of pull these Together here and I don’t want to quite Clamp down onto the uh Rim here and so Let it out just a little bit I’m just Going to tighten this down a little bit Here test the brake lever see how much Motion I have And I actually have Pretty good uh motion on the lever where

It’s not clamping you stop bottoming That out Uh so that’s about where I want it but I’m gonna need to adjust these because They’re not Closing evenly there Now V brakes have these little adjusting Screws down there where you can adjust Spring tension on them I noticed this One’s all the way in and the one on the Other side is not quite all the way in So this is giving it uh more spring Pressure on this side here so I’m gonna Do is I’m going to loosen this side a Little bit and try to make a little bit More even with the other side Thank you So it’s a little bit better but this Needs to come out farther so I’m going To tighten this screw in a little bit to Give it a little bit more spring tension And just a little bit more So that’s looking better both sides are Moving much more evenly now spin that Hit the brake That’s looking pretty good So now go ahead and cut the uh cable Here I’ll leave a length on there and I Put a little uh crimp clamp on here And crimp it on And then just tuck this little bit back Here Behind the brake Out of the way nice and clean

So now I need a piece of cable housing To go from here around over to here but Again I have to be dealing with the Turning of the handlebars so what I’m Going to do is stick a piece in here And run it around over here And so I think This is probably as long as I need right Here So I’ll cut the cable housing right About here And the ends look good So now I want to install the brake cable Here so slide this part up into the Lever there it goes through the slot Here I get these things lined up there And so turn that so I got the cable in There Now stick Ferrell onto each end of the Housing here And then slide the cable into the end of The housing and pull it through Gonna seat it into the barrel adjuster On the brake lever and get it seated Into the cable stop there So now I need a piece of cable housing To go from here to here and I want to Have a little bit of a bend in it so That it can move and flex a little bit Uh so I’m gonna go right here and try to Cut Right about there and see how that does [Music] And then test it

For fit I think that will work pretty well I’ll give a short a little bit But I think I’ll be okay Okay so the cuts on the end look pretty Good so I’m still going to use a uh all To kind of open up the lining a bit Okay so now I want to put a ferrule on The end of the cable housing here And then I’ll slide the cable into the Cable housing And slide it through the noodle And pull it through Then get the cable housing seated in the Cable stop there Get the noodle seated into the break Here And then I have the little rubber boot I’m gonna slide this onto the cable And get it seated right onto the needle Like that So then go ahead and put the cable into The cable clamp over here and kind of Tighten that down a little bit Pull this through Get the brake pads onto the rim and then Just let it out just a little bit And then I’m just going to tentatively Tighten this just a little bit test the Brake lever and see what kind of Breaking I have there That actually seems pretty good so I’m Go ahead and tighten that down Because I want the brake lever to clamp

Down about halfway I don’t want it to Bottom out And And that’s pretty good The movements on the brakes are pretty Good pretty even So now go ahead and cut the cable here And I’ve got like a little crimp end Here so slide this onto the cable That helps keep it from like fraying Encrypt this on And then I tuck it back behind the brake There So now I want to replace these ugly Rusty bottle cage screws so I’m gonna Remove the old ones here Now before I install the new ones I’m Going to go ahead and squirt just a Little bit of Grease into the hole for Each one that will help them from being Seized in the future And so now I have these nice stainless Steel uh blockade screws they will stay Nice looking And The bottle cage screws Are not a big deal uh but replacing the Old rusty ones with just new ones makes A huge difference in making the bike Look nicer and if you buy them like a Small bag of them like on eBay they’re Really not that expensive Foreign And done well almost I still want to

Take it out for a test ride just by Tuning on it but right now it’s about 20 Degrees Fahrenheit out there way too Cold I’ll wait till spring uh this bike Was in really rough shape uh took a Bunch of time bunch of parts I think if You take it to a bike shop it would cost Way more than the bike was worth but I Had the time I had the parts and I think It came out pretty good what do you guys Think let me know in the comments I Still want to overhaul the front fork But I’m gonna do that in a separate Video so anyway I hope you guys found This video useful or interesting if you Did please give it a thumbs up if you’re Not trying my channel click that Subscribe button down there be sure to Click the Bell to get notified when new Videos come out I’m over on Facebook RJ The bike guy go over there like that Page I post a lot of stuff over there Anyway thank you guys very much for Watching and if you did spot the joke Hidden in the video go back and try to Find it it’s like one frame

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