The sneaky cheeky tips and tricks page…
I stuffed heather into a tyre once when I realised I had left the spare tube in a different bag.
It was quicker than walking, but only just. The stuff would frequently pack down and shuffle round leaving a gap, so I had to keep stopping to stuff more in the space. Eventually it was pretty much rock solid and heavier than the earth, but it worked, ish…Posted 4 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
If you taco your wheel beyond repair so badly that you even after straightening you can’t get it to run through your forks without rubbing on the legs, take the tyre off and roll it home on the rim, to avoid carrying it.
When doing the above, don’t give in to the voice that says ‘go, on I’m sure riding on a busted rim will be fine as long as you don’t go mad’ It won’t be and you’ll end up carrying the f**king thing anyway.Posted 4 years agoDrPMember
When riding home rather inebriated from a friends stag do, on a fixie with knobbly flat pedals fitted because you’re wearing smartish flat shoes..don’t get distracted by the pretty moon, as it will end in a rather unpleasant episode of your feet becoming desynchronised from the pedal, which is likely to end in significant pain.
That is all…..
DrPPosted 4 years agomikewsmithSubscriberantigee wrote:
youfs! when out digging new jumps or downhill get someone to bring along and empty their recycling bin around the place – homely and makes the land manager think its all ok because been in use for a while
also if you are digging jumps and can’t find anywhere to get the dirt form just use the trail after it, instantly turn any small jump into gap! Also throw any sticks you had to cut down in the hole.Posted 4 years ago
Big M – Member
If you have greasy oily hands from working on the bike, simply squirt them with WD40 or GT85, wipe with a clean rag and hey presto… clean hands.
Sorry to be a naysayer but I really wouldn’t recommend that. When spannering I used this trick sometimes, and now have really messed-up skin on my hands – some form of dermatitis, and it’s not going away.
GT 85 is mostly solvent. WD40 might not be so bad but it’s mainly mineral oil, which isn’t good either.Posted 4 years agotheotherjonvSubscriber
When arriving at a trail centre car park for an away ride, don’t despair when you find your riding shoes are still in the garage. Simply duck tape your crocs to your SPD’s to make the most utterly ridiculous pair of toeclips ever.
Yes, a mate really did that, and while it compromised his riding somewhat, at least he got to go riding.Posted 4 years agoWoodySubscriber
….. got oily hands but run out of swarfega ? Just use fairy liquid with sugar added in. Job done.
Olive oil and salt works even better, with the added bonus that it saves on expensive hand cream and your partner will appreciate the touch of your lovely soft hands and compensate for the hours you’vePosted 4 years ago
wastedspent fettling 😉vdubber67Member
Avoid feeling insecure about how unfit and overweight you are by simply ridiculing everyone who is faster than you or (god forbid!) wants to race their bike. Suggested phraseology is “bloody roadies on MTBs”, “They can’t ride technical stuff you know” and “ha ha look at their stupid shaved legs”
Then get back to buying pointless ‘bling’ for your bike, or selling your almost brand new components on STW because you’re having a ‘colour scheme change’
🙂Posted 4 years agoandrewhMember
Love the chain splitter,might have to make one of those.Posted 4 years ago
None bike one: changing the oil on Peugeot/Citroen XUD diesel engine? Sump plug is a wierd size and impossible to buy a tool for. The square ‘axel’ bit of a toilt chain lever is a perfect fit, insert and then clamp with adjustable spanner or molegrips for leverage.
Then attempt to explain to housemate who finds you covered in oil with the cistern in pieces that you have just been using it for car maintanance and see if they beleive you5thElefantMember
Another recent discovery…
Piston stuck in calliper?
Air line won’t shift it?
A small piece of bleed tube will seal a co2 inflator to the bleed nipple (you can fit a bleed nipple to where the brake line attaches if it’s the other half). Molegrips and a puncture patch will seal the transfer port. Pop!Posted 4 years ago
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