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  • carlosg
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    Latex gloves are also great under your riding gloves when it’s cold and wet.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Wait till you try cartridge bearings

    Premier Icon plumslikerocks
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    +1 for disposable gloves. Esp if you work in a profession where ingrained dirt / grease isn’t appreciated…..(pharma manufacturing here)

    glupton1976
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    good track pimp

    Whit? 😉

    Premier Icon wallop
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    Track pimp, lol

    Premier Icon lunge
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    After being amazed how much easier fixing and building a bike was with a work stand, finding out how easy it is to blow up tyres with a good track pimp and discovering the owning a grease gun is an absolute revelation when sorting out cup and cone hubs and headsets, I have found another work shop essential.

    And that thing is latex gloves. Suddenly I don’t end up scrubbing my hands for 20 minutes after fixing the bikes and I also don’t feel like I’m covering my hands in questionable oil and grease. I will take the insults this admission gets but for me they are the ay forward.

    ron jeremy
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    good track pimp

    I think that’s a job I can cope with….

    and yes latex gloves are ace

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    I carry a pair of latex gloves in my pack now as well, stops you getting freezing, manky fingers when doing trail side repairs.

    trail_rat
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    Ayeee aldi knock gloves out for 2.99 per 100 – when i cant scaff a box from work

    For me it was my edge 500 – streets ahead of my edge 205

    Trimix
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    For me it was a mountain bike – way better than running about in the woods pretending to have one.

    Premier Icon lunge
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    Just spotted track pimp. Oh we’ll, there are worse thingies could have written!

    Rorschach
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    don’t feel like I’m covering my hands in questionable oil and grease

    You are a girl and I claim my £5.

    eskay
    Member

    I carry latex gloves on my commute as it is not unusual to ride through dog crap on the cycle path , so if I get a puncture I am prepared!

    I will take the insults this admission gets

    They are pretty much standard issue in the roughty toughty world of heavy vehicle repairs.

    svalgis
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    Latex gloves, really? As if condoms weren’t gay enough.

    jimc101
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    If you like latex gloves, wait till you try nitrile ones, far more exciting than latex, as they don’t rip as easily, don’t melt when using brake fluid, and come in blue!

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Do they protect your nail varnish too? 😉

    lucien
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    Which latex gloves for a trail pimp?

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    Ribbed, of course….

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    Nitrile gloves FTW.

    Premier Icon cheshirecat
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    Track pump – check (goes on holiday with us (by car rather than plane))
    Work stand – check
    Nitrile gloves – check (only recent)

    Most recent essential is a brake bleed kit. Cheaper than one brake bleed at the lbs, and really easy.

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