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  • Elegant solutions to biking problems
  • AlasdairMc
    Member

    Today, while struggling with a set of grips that were tighter than the proverbial, I was thinking about what biking inventions save massive amounts of time but are so simple it’s surprising nobody thought of them sooner.

    I’ll start with

    Lock-on grips
    Split crown races
    Powerlinks

    What does anyone else think?

    al

    Premier Icon scaredypants
    Subscriber

    2-bolt brake levers (shifter manufacturers please take note)

    Premier Icon ton
    Subscriber

    salsa flipoff seat collars

    Maxle
    Adjustable height seat posts

    coatesy
    Member

    Those inner tube thingies. Just think, no more faffing about fitting nipple adaptors into the rim, no more coating the tyre bead in soap(or threads on how to seat tubeless)and pumping like the clappers, and no more pouring expensive messy gloop over the kitchen floor, and if you puncture then you pull it out and put another in then fix it in the comfort of your own home.Sheer brilliance.
    (Cue barrage of irate replies from tubeless users without understanding of “tongue in cheek”)

    stumpy01
    Member

    QR full stop – wheels & seatpost.

    Jamie
    Member

    Tubeless i guess, initial faffage pays off over and over again.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    Elegant:

    OS Mapping
    centrelock rotors

    and from the “anti elegant” camp

    Chainring bolts
    HTII BBs
    deraillieurs (dont care how effective they are, wrenching a chain off a cog & forcing it onto another using wires and a couple of paralleograms can never be called elegant)
    QRs

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