This Forum has got potential......There are a ton more cyclist out there.
Here's a few tips I wanted to share.
#1.....To aid a stranded fellow cyclist:
I carry a 26" x1.5 tube, a 700c x 19 - 23, a CO Cartridge and a tire lever in my car and my truck. Over the last few years there has been two occasions where I've assited a stranded cyclist with these items.
#2.....DO NOT use WD40 on your bike !
While the number one use for this product is as a lubricant it is a far better degreaser than it is a lubricant. It was developed to break down rust and free seized parts. It's lubrication properties are only temporary. For chain lube, use a product like Pedro's Ice Wax......for all other moving parts.....TRI-FLOW is excellent.
#3......Keep a dollar bill or a clean but empty GU pak on your bike.
Search the Internet and know how to use either of these items to fix a tire blow out. (A split in your tire wall)
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5. A rear blinky light mount makes a great seatpost height marker.
6. Take a maintenance class, like the Park Tool School. Worth every penny, and then some.
Needs more cowbell!
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)