|other uses for bicycle products||Sruggle|
Jun 19, 2002 12:12 PM
|I found white lighting chain lube to work really well for squeaky hinges and doors. What other uses have come from these products in non-bicycling ways?
Have some fun
|Chain degreaser on carpet stains...nm||biknben|
Jun 19, 2002 12:16 PM
|Cycle lighting products ...||Humma Hah|
Jun 19, 2002 12:39 PM
|My lighting system came with hardware to attach the headlamps to a helmet. I have not used this yet, but one could certainly find a lot of uses for bright, long-lasting, helmet-mounted lights in non-cycling applications.|
|water bottle & cage attached to lawnmower handle; Coke saver||Tig|
Jun 19, 2002 12:51 PM
|I attached a spare bottle cage to hold a water bottle to my lawnmower's handle. It makes for a convenient drink when cutting the grass. A camelbak would work too, but recycling extra parts is more fun.
I also used to insert a presta valve (cut out a hole and screw in the valve) in the cap of a 2-liter Coke bottle to pressurize it and keep the soda from running out of fizz. By bringing the pressure up a little with the aid of a frame pump, the CO2 in the drink isn't expended and it stays fresh much longer. That was back when I was single and it took a while to drink up a 2-liter. Now with kids, the drink doesn't last a day!
|I use old bar tape on my mower handles (nm)||Dave Hickey|
Jun 20, 2002 5:46 AM
|Camelback for yard work||grandemamou|
Jun 19, 2002 2:10 PM
|It's actualy the only time I use it.|
Jun 19, 2002 5:45 PM
|I used an air chuck (shrader valve)attached to a hose to inflate my camping air mattress by taking air from my car tires. It's quick & easy.|
|dry lubes for stuck zippers...||EJC|
Jun 20, 2002 4:15 AM
|...When zippers on jackets or ??? get stuck from use, I use a little wax-based dry-lube to free it up.
Works great and keeps the zippers working perfectly
|re: other uses for bicycle products||tarwheel|
Jun 20, 2002 5:02 AM
|Old handlebar tape on lawnmower handles. Cycling gloves while lifting weights. Cycling shorts while using a rowing machine. Water bottles for drinking just about anytime. Old handlebars/stems and seatposts/saddles in gardens for yard art, something for birds to perch on. Metal sculptures made from old bicycle parts welded together.|| |