5 Things To Take On Every Bike Ride | Hacks For A Trouble-Free Ride

Published on February 4th 2019

Share:

Always expect the unexpected! In this video, Ollie outlines 5 hacks for a trouble-free ride. These are small things that you can easily take with you on your ride but could mean the difference between riding home or calling a taxi…. Subscribe: http://gcntech.co/subscribetogcntech The GCN Shop: https://gcntech.co/bR GCN Tech Uploader: http://gcntech.co/upload Emergency Lube If you are anything like Oliver Bridgewood, you love Sushi. And something we’ve taken with me in a saddle bag for a number of years now is one of those tiny little bottles that you normally get with sushi that has soy sauce in it. Well, simply fill it up with some chain lubricant and you can take it along with you in case of a torrential downpour that washes lube from your chain or a fellow rider who has an annoying squeaky chain. Gaffer Tape/Electrical Tape We always take a roll of Gaffer Tape / Electrical Tape with us when we go out riding. No, not a full roll but a section. We're sure that all of us go out riding with a pump, or at least a co2 inflator. So, wrap the circumference of your inflation device a fair few times so you can have some sticky stuff with you should you need it. There are loads of different uses for them including maybe an emergency tyre patch from the inside or even wrap around a shoe if you broke a ratchet! Quick Links As we said at the start, expect the unexpected. And a broken chain is certainly something that can take you by surprise. We’ve always got a quick link on our key rings so that we can easily rejoin a broken chain and continue riding, this is particularly helpful as many chains require a special joining pin to reconnect them and the chance of having one with you is minimal. Storage Stem/bar plug A sneaky place for storing that emergency bit of currency for when you need that emergency sugar rush at a petrol station, or gas station, is your stem. We’ve been left stranded before with no money in my wallet or saddle bag. Having forgotten to put it replace in the case of the latter. But you will always remember to replace this money because of the relief it provided when you spent it, providing you took an Allen key with you. What you need to do is get your money, put it inside of a waterproof bag, something like a resealable sandwich bag, and put it inside of the stem. Obviously, you will need to lift the stem from the steerer tube to access it, the alternative is to put it inside of your handlebar end. If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - https://gcntech.co/bQ Watch more on GCN Tech... Set Up & Index Gears 📹 https://gcntech.co/index Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ Brought to you by the world’s biggest cycling channel, the Global Cycling Network (GCN), GCN Tech goes deeper into the bikes, kit and technology stories that matter. GCN Tech is utterly obsessed with seeking out and showcasing the best in bikes, tech, products and upgrades. Everywhere. Every week. From news and rumours, first ride exclusives, how-tos, the weekly GCN Tech Show, pro bikes, set-up tips and more, we geek out over the tiny details that can make the big differences to you. With years of racing and industry expertise, we also bring you instructive maintenance videos to hone your mechanical skills, as well as behind the scenes factory tours and in-depth analysis of kit chosen by the pro peloton to keep your finger on the pulse of cycling’s latest technological innovations. Engage with us every week on the channel and across social media – we’re here to answer every question you’ve got on cycling tech. Suscribirse a GCN en Español: http://gcn.eu/Suscribirse Facebook - http://gcntech.co/gcntechfb Instagram - http://gcntech.co/gcntechinsta Twitter - http://gcntech.co/gcntechtwee