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Old 10-19-13, 07:37 PM
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Are you an MTB Lifehacker? Share!!!

This weekend, I made a DIY inner tube chainstay protector like the one illustrated on MTBTips.com. I cut the tube in half lengthwise and wrapped the single layer with a half width overlap so there's two layers of rubber covering the frame but it wasn't quite so bulky and heavy as using the whole tube.


I later cleaned out my Camelbak reservoir and realized that a couple hangers would make a really simple and effective dryer hanger for it since I don't have the Antidote Cleaning Kit with the bespoke hanger Camelbak makes for it.


What simple "LifeHacker" style tips could you share for MTB'ers?

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Old 10-19-13, 07:44 PM
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There are reflector brackets that come on Wally BSO's that can be adapted to carry a small flashlight, to use as a headlight when you don't want to spend $300 for one. (I have since found a good one for <$30 that I will acquire in a few months) These reflectors have a small adjustable flange that carries the reflector itself, parallel with the bar. Two simple brake pads can make a stable cradle for the light, strap it on with elastic.
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Old 10-21-13, 02:57 AM
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Joy, My lifehacker solution to photo one is simple, It's paint. Much lighter than what you have and came free when I bought the bike! (not to mention, already applied)

Photo two, well that's a bit harder, I empty my water bottle, leaving the top open and chuck it in the hot water cupboard, stays dry (actually dries it self!), Dry bottles don't grow anything.

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^ Funny, but I was hoping for valid tips rather than mockery.

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Joyota, I like the stuff you posted. I have already made notes and plan on using both.

Stuff I invent doesn't last long enough to take a picture of.
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Homemade 51mm disc brake adapter for older Trek/GF 22mm mount:



Chainstay protectors: 1) NOS Schwinn 10-speed handlebar tape:



2) IKEA 'nubby' drawer liner:



3) Inner tube split lengthwise:



Copy of a Heim 3-Guide lower chain retention device; stainless steel and shaved skateboard wheel:



Ski-bike 'hubs'/risers:



Custom Florentine Gold Transition decals for my old Blindside:

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Copy of a Heim 3-Guide lower chain retention device; stainless steel and shaved skateboard wheel:

Very cool, what'd you use to shave down the skateboard wheel?

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This looks so awesome!
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Very cool, what'd you use to shave down the skateboard wheel?
Drill press and a coarse flat file.

Thx on the skibike project. It's been languishing too long - - gotta finish it this fall.
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Drill press and a coarse flat file.

Thx on the skibike project. It's been languishing too long - - gotta finish it this fall.
We will require video on this D! This should be good!
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We will require video on this D! This should be good!
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