The Pedalshift Project 185: Emergency Fixes

The Pedalshift Project 185: Emergency Fixes

The episode I hope nobody needs to use… emergency fixes if you run into serious mechanicals or sudden cold snaps on your next bike tour.

The Pedalshift Project 185: Emergency Fixes

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The Lab: Emergency Fixes

  1. See prior episodes 046 and 087 for other tips
  2. Dealing with a busted rack – metal splint plus zip ties… hose clamps if you got em

broken rack splint

3. Temp drop? Layer up with newspaper or anything else you have on hand in between your layers. (H/T CCC)

4.  Scotchcast or fiberfix – 3M casting tape … you can get it at hardware, vet hospital or even emergency health center. Listener carries 1 roll and a bag with some cut pieces you can fix rim cracks and tent poles and many more issues they are lite just need warm water and dry in minutes why be stranded it can be bought around $5 to $10 this is a waterproof seal and strong as steel i keep seeing the same thing over and over rim crack no issue fix in minutes and finish the tour 

5. Lost a bolt? Rack bolts shear off? Check out the rest of your bike to cannabalize something that’s less important. Water bottle rack bolts usually are the same size as rack ones! (H/T CCC

6. Duct tape and zip ties can McGuyver your way through a lot.

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