Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
mattr wrote:Yeah, heat softens the glue quite a lot.
You'll get (at least) 90% off with a hair drier.
The rest will come off with a bit of WD40/GT85 and a rag.
By far the best way to remove glueresidue from stickers: (on all kinds of surfaces)
Take a piece of gaffertape, then put on /off on the spots where the residue is.
I call it "kissing" with a piece of tape.
It takes some time but you dont need chemicals AND no rubbing at all (what Always gives tiny scratches)
frogman wrote:Your first scratch, scuff, or chip in your brand new bike frame is the toughest, but after that you realize that a bike is meant to be ridden. The only way to keep your bike in showroom condition is to not ride it.
Totally agree. The first one hurts, but the latter ones not so much. It's actually a relief to finally get the first one! Then you can get back to "just riding along."
Circle of bike life: We're happily "just riding along" on our old, perfectly fine bike. Then we get the wildly exciting idea of replacing it with something ~44x more awesome (or so we tell ourselves over and over until it is 44x more awesome). We save our $ and research the choices within an inch of our life before pulling the trigger. Before long, our new bike has accidental scratches and marks from use - and is "old." Then we're happily "just riding along" on our old, perfectly fine bike again when...
BRM wrote:bremerradkurier wrote:Spiral cable wrap is fantastic for chainstays.
When you want a clownsbike maybe . . . . . .
Comes in all sorts of colors to match your frame color-black is hardly going to stand out on a carbon frame and hides chain grease well.
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