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Bike Tips (Read 286 times)

    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)

    Team HTFU NCTR Driver

      4. Get a chain gage (like the Park CC-3) and replace your chain when the 1% side drops in. $30 for a chain<$250 for new chainrings and sprocket set.

      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.

      Princess Cancer Pants

        7. Marry someone who can do all the maintenance crap. 

        '17 Goals:

        • Chemo

        • Chemo-Radiation

        • Surgery

        • Return to kicking my own ass by 2018


        She was not strong. She was valiant. Radiant. Brave and broken. The beauty she discovered in the aftermath was unparalleled to anything she had known before, because it had come at such a cost.

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