DIY: 10 Home Remedies For Bike Repair
Use for Mating mismatched sizes
Cut 2.5cm strips to use as shims for your bar or seatpost.
Use For Removing sticky stuff
Carefully slice off adhesive-backed bar tape and the electrical tape hiding underneath it.
Use For Installing new grips
Coat the inside of the grip before sliding it onto the bar. The sticky residue will keep the grip in place.
Use For Touching up a frame
Find a colour to match, or use clear to protect where housing rubs. Brush two coats over a blemish.
Use For Chain-squeak relief
When you’re desperate for lube, a few drops of this medium-viscosity oil make a legit substitute.
Use For Wrapping spare tubes
They’ll stay fresh, and pack down to fit more easily into your seatbag.
Use For Removing old grips
Lift your grip slightly with a screwdriver, pour a little down the shaft, and slide off.
Use For Saving money on footwear
Patch a neoprene bootie or reattach your shoe’s upper to its sole.
Use For Reaching tight spots
Scrub grime off cassettes, chain-rings, and derailleur pivot points.
Use For Temporary attachments
Secure dangling parts, fenders without bolts, and loose housings.