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other uses for bicycle products(9 posts)

other uses for bicycle productsSruggle
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?

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Chain degreaser on carpet stains...nmbiknben
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 saverTig
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 workgrandemamou
Jun 19, 2002 2:10 PM
It's actualy the only time I use it.
Air chuckjagiger
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 productstarwheel
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.