Lever Saver

Here’s a way to make your levers less likely to break if you get off. Take Teflon tape, the kind used to wrap the threads of pipe fittings. You can get it at your local hardware store for about 1 dollar. Remove your brake lever and wrap your bar a few times with the Teflon tape. Re-install the lever and tighten it so it will turn when you apply force….

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A firm front brake

The night before your race meeting get a zip tie or something similar and tie your front brake lever on. The pressure from the brake being applied over a number of hours will force any air out of the fluid and will give you a firm feeling front brake instead of a spongy one. Just don’t forget in the morning when it’s dark and you can’t figure out why the…

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Pipe Renew

A buddy of mine just told me about the cheapest way to get a new pipe. Clean it with WD-40 and a scotch-brite pad. It takes some serious elbow grease! But if you are committed, your pipe will look brand new and you will have saved a bundle. – Matthew Ralston

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SLIPPERY HEAD

“I like to spray the top of my helmet with some sort of non-stick cooking spray because it helps keep mud from sticking to it. At muddy races, the mud that cakes up on the top of your helmet can get really heavy. Doing this also makes cleaning up your nice paint job a lot easier.” – Matt Walker

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