Some Simple Wrenching Tips
Just a few quick tips that make touring, commuting,
and working on bikes easier.
- Hate misplacing your tools? Make them
- Hate filling your little Dualco grease gun?
Add a Zerk fitting and fill it from a full-sized
Faster rack and fender mounting for tourists or
people who race and commute on the same bike.
- Pre-coat your spare fasteners. Some thread locking compounds can
be applied in advance -- I use Vibra-Tite myself. My touring kit
includes a dozen different screws and bolts, all pre-coated with it,
on the assumption that if you lose a fastener once, it's likely to try
falling out again.
- Keep your hands clean with Vaseline. Sound strange? If you're
about to cover your hands with dirty grease, dip a finger into some clean
Vaseline and rub it in all over your hands. It will fill the pores and
the cracks around your fingernails, so there isn't room for the dirty
grease to get in.
- Dead speakers make good magnetic parts trays. Have any old car
speakers around? Turn them magnet side up and put a steel plate on
the magnet, and you have a magnetic tray that parts won't roll off of.
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