Go Back  Bike Forums > The Lounge > Foo
Reload this Page >

The Fix Anything Kit

Notices
Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

The Fix Anything Kit

Old 04-06-20, 10:54 AM
  #1  
Hondo Gravel
Viking Berserker
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Hondo,Texas
Posts: 1,447

Bikes: Too many Motobecanes

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1020 Post(s)
Liked 752 Times in 512 Posts
The Fix Anything Kit

This is all you need to fix anything. baling wire, a pair of pliers and duct tape.



And ahsposo you know darn well this kit is widely used in Georgia.
Hondo Gravel is offline  
Old 04-06-20, 12:26 PM
  #2  
FiftySix
I'm the anecdote.
 
FiftySix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: S.E. Texas
Posts: 1,385

Bikes: Norco CityGlide, Schwinn "Speedster" Willy

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 776 Post(s)
Liked 642 Times in 467 Posts
FiftySix is offline  
Likes For FiftySix:
Old 04-06-20, 12:34 PM
  #3  
Deal4Fuji
Friction Fan
 
Deal4Fuji's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,255

Bikes: '82 Fuji Supreme, '83 Raleigh Olympian, '87 Lotus Excelle, '85 Centurion Ironman, '75 Schwinn Continental, '73 Raleigh Grand Prix, '84 Trek 500/400, '89 Schwinn Le Tour, '12 Trek Alpha 1.1, '77 Schwinn Speedster, Schwinn Trailway, Ross Central Park

Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 745 Post(s)
Liked 461 Times in 320 Posts
Walt Kowalski:
Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone.

Deal4Fuji is offline  
Likes For Deal4Fuji:
Old 04-06-20, 12:50 PM
  #4  
no motor?
Senior Member
 
no motor?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 6,181

Bikes: Specialized Hardrock

Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1159 Post(s)
Liked 200 Times in 148 Posts
Hondo, you left out the beer.
no motor? is offline  
Likes For no motor?:
Old 04-06-20, 01:47 PM
  #5  
genec
genec
 
genec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: West Coast
Posts: 26,492

Bikes: custom built, sannino, beachbike, giant trance x2

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8106 Post(s)
Liked 713 Times in 495 Posts
Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
This is all you need to fix anything. baling wire, a pair of pliers and duct tape.



And ahsposo you know darn well this kit is widely used in Georgia.
Uh, missing WD-40. And a screwdriver. (get one with Phillips and flat) A knife is handy too.

BTW, I carry all that in my truck... ya never know.

I carry duct tape on the bike pump... again... you never know. Also have one of those multi-tools in the seat bag.
genec is online now  
Likes For genec:
Old 04-06-20, 02:51 PM
  #6  
Hondo Gravel
Viking Berserker
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Hondo,Texas
Posts: 1,447

Bikes: Too many Motobecanes

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1020 Post(s)
Liked 752 Times in 512 Posts
Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
Hondo, you left out the beer.


Hondo Gravel is offline  
Likes For Hondo Gravel:
Old 04-06-20, 02:57 PM
  #7  
ahsposo 
Mechanical Member
 
ahsposo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Dreaming of Electric Sheep
Posts: 7,124

Bikes: A Home Built All Rounder, Bianchi 928, Specialized Langster, Dahon Folder

Mentioned: 23 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4184 Post(s)
Liked 889 Times in 547 Posts
Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
This is all you need to fix anything. baling wire, a pair of pliers and duct tape.



And ahsposo you know darn well this kit is widely used in Georgia.
Incomplete, my friend, incomplete.

Where I ask is the WD-40?
__________________
ahsposo is offline  
Old 04-06-20, 03:03 PM
  #8  
ahsposo 
Mechanical Member
 
ahsposo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Dreaming of Electric Sheep
Posts: 7,124

Bikes: A Home Built All Rounder, Bianchi 928, Specialized Langster, Dahon Folder

Mentioned: 23 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4184 Post(s)
Liked 889 Times in 547 Posts
Multi-use flamethrower, good for wasp nests, ant beds, bedbugs, household cleaning chores like a guy's bathroom:

__________________
ahsposo is offline  
Likes For ahsposo:
Old 04-06-20, 03:15 PM
  #9  
Hondo Gravel
Viking Berserker
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Hondo,Texas
Posts: 1,447

Bikes: Too many Motobecanes

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1020 Post(s)
Liked 752 Times in 512 Posts

I’m too cheap for the good stuff so I got Walmart brand Supertech ....
Hondo Gravel is offline  
Likes For Hondo Gravel:
Old 04-06-20, 04:14 PM
  #10  
genec
genec
 
genec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: West Coast
Posts: 26,492

Bikes: custom built, sannino, beachbike, giant trance x2

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8106 Post(s)
Liked 713 Times in 495 Posts
Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post

Iím too cheap for the good stuff so I got Walmart brand Supertech ....
Ahhh but WD-40 is more than lubricant... it is a Water Displacement solution for all things stuck.
genec is online now  
Likes For genec:
Old 04-07-20, 08:55 AM
  #11  
Deal4Fuji
Friction Fan
 
Deal4Fuji's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,255

Bikes: '82 Fuji Supreme, '83 Raleigh Olympian, '87 Lotus Excelle, '85 Centurion Ironman, '75 Schwinn Continental, '73 Raleigh Grand Prix, '84 Trek 500/400, '89 Schwinn Le Tour, '12 Trek Alpha 1.1, '77 Schwinn Speedster, Schwinn Trailway, Ross Central Park

Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 745 Post(s)
Liked 461 Times in 320 Posts
Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Iím too cheap for the good stuff so I got Walmart brand Supertech ....
same thing and a lot cheaper, good as a degreaser for bike work and less likely to harm paint. It's good for removing sticky goo from glass, and grease from stoves and oil based paint from your hands...I buy in bulk Some of these may be noted in the above video I didn't watch.
Deal4Fuji is offline  
Likes For Deal4Fuji:
Old 04-07-20, 11:17 AM
  #12  
Stadjer
Senior Member
 
Stadjer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Groningen
Posts: 1,216

Bikes: Gazelle rod brakes, Batavus compact, Peugeot hybrid

Mentioned: 59 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2717 Post(s)
Liked 195 Times in 145 Posts
Isn't duct tape conductive? I repaired a car once with tape from the first aid kit, it probably wouldn't have worked with conductive tape and a lot of tape is. Good to have a first aid kit present when people want to repair things with just baling wire and and a pair of pliers anyway.
Stadjer is offline  
Old 04-07-20, 11:20 AM
  #13  
skijor
on by
 
skijor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 949

Bikes: Waterford RS-33, Salsa Vaya, Bacchetta Giro 20 ATT

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 663 Post(s)
Liked 147 Times in 93 Posts
You forgot the Crescent hammer/hillbilly socket set.
skijor is offline  
Likes For skijor:
Old 04-07-20, 11:27 AM
  #14  
79pmooney
A Roadie Forever
 
79pmooney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 7,915

Bikes: (2) ti TiCycles, 2007 w/ triple and 2011 fixed, 1979 Peter Mooney, ~1983 Trek 420 now fixed and ~1973 Raleigh Carlton Competition gravel grinder

Mentioned: 98 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2069 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 443 Times in 324 Posts
And a quality, sharp knife. (Vise grips?)

For one tool. the Leatherman is hard to beat. Excellent knife, excellent pliers plus a variety of driver tips and pokey tools. (The tiny screwdriver works really well for undoing and re-using zip-ties.)
79pmooney is online now  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.