Bikers love hacks; especially hacks for used bikes. Even the smallest of tips and tricks to speed up cleaning process or fix something which is wrong proves to be invaluable. All riders want is more time to ride and less time to deal with the problem. There are plenty of hacks out there with the majority of them being in the motocross bike segment. However, it does not matter if you have a motocross bike or a commuter bike, all which matters is a hack; a hack that can save valuable time for a rider. There are various specialised tools which come in handy. These tools are available in shops, and they are quite slick, but you do not capitalise on the same as you think it is useless. One thing is true that these tools are slightly overpriced and thus it is absolutely okay if you do not feel like burning a hole in your pocket.
There are plenty of ways as to how you can put your creativity to work and build designs that can help. Here are few tips that can save you money and prevent from visiting a bike shop.
Headset Press: Though many have attempted to install headsets using a hammer and a block of wood is something inadvisable. However, in cases where you do not have highly specialised headset press, this hardware hack can help you tremendously. All you need is a piece of wood or acrylic and each side. The long bolt and nuts to tighten it can provide the sustained force to place the headset press proportionately.
Powdered Laundry Detergent: Once you are done with the dirty work – lubricating your bike, your hands are going to be as black as the coal mining site. The worst part perhaps is even you touch things. You tend to leave your greasy fingerprints everywhere. Thus, a powdered laundry detergent comes in handy. It will provide you with sparkly clean hands. However, the stuff is hard for your skin and thus if the climate is dry, make sure to moisturise your hands.
Latex Glove Liners: We all can admit that riding with cold hands sucks. However, you can make the whole thing work easily. A pair of Latex Glove liners will help to keep your hand steady even if the temperature suddenly drops or you come across an unexpected rain. Thus, even if you are a 100 km away from home, these liners will help you a lot.
Duct Tape Visor: One of the oldest techniques; this DIY helps you to prevent yourself from direct sun rays. A small patch of grey or black tape can save you much trouble; especially when sunlight directly hits your head, that is the time when you use it.
Rain Gear DIY: A practice that separates real riders from posers is the ability to gather rain gear suits. However, you do not have to spend unnecessarily on jackets or windshields. All you need is a plastic bag through which you can make a Rain Gear DIY. Carrying a plastic trash bag is priceless. Just make head and armholes and wear it on whatever you are wearing.
The points above should be kept in mind if you are looking for best-used bike hacks.