• Frank Zgoznik

    Duct tape: I put a piece of tape over the bottom front vent of my road shoes during winter so as to keep my toes warm. It comes off after winter is over.

    • Duct tape also makes a much better on-bike POV camera mount than those fiddly bracket mounts.

      • Matt Dangerfield

        Yep! ?

  • Gordon

    To the best of my knowledge, in years gone by a cork in the bars was compulsory especially on the track. In the event of a crash no-one was punctured by bars. Same reason for the banning of diamond adjustable/Major Taylor stems.

    Sparkling/champagne corks (with som cutting) also work on odd bars with a weird diameter.

    As I have a number of old bikes it gives me a reason for the odd tipple otherwise I would not drink???!

  • scottmanning

    See!!! Everything is more expensive here in Aus than the rest of the world!! $1 won’t boot your tyre – here you need at least $5!

  • Rosco

    Citric acid for cleaning bidons. Even better than baking soda.

    Who uses corks in wine these days anyway?

  • Anon N + 1

    Duct tape is great stuff; it can be used to improvise a number of emergency repairs on the road. For example, instead of using a dollar bill to boot the torn tire, use a strip of duct tape inside the tire. I put a couple of wraps around my water bottle so I always have about half a meter with me. Although it stays sticky for quite a while, it should be replaced every few months.

  • Sam Young

    Of course the number one use of duct tape on the bike is keeping your stages nice and dry. Or is that just me?

    • Simon Wile

      Think that’s just you. Mine goes through puddles, mud, gravel etc and i just wipe it down with a baby wipe after the ride.

      • Sam Young

        Lucky you! I’m on replacement number 3. It seems to be going alright this time around, but better safe than sorry!

    • Shane Ingram

      You aren’t the only one Sam. Same as you. With the o-ring in place the signal drops out all the time so I ditched the O-ring and use tape to keep it dry. Works perfectly………now.

  • I wrap a few inches of duct tape around my mini pump. It 1) stops it from sliding and 2) gives me a something I can use as a tire boot instead of using cash

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