Hey Calvin, you truing that pedal? – Well, not so much. But I am replacing these studs. This is a 6 millimeter internal nipple socket,
these studs need a 6 millimeter, so it works! Sometimes you’ve got to use your mechanical mind. And here’s some things from out of our mind: A headset press can be useful
for keeping a tool engaged on a stubborn bottom bracket
with shallow engagement. A fourth hand tool is also great
for tightening zip ties. An axle vise insert can also hold things
like dropper seat posts. A tabletop scale isn’t just for components
– zero it out and weigh whatever needs weighing! A flat wrench like a cone wrench is useful
for pushing back brake pistons A pre-glued patch can also protect your frame
from being rubbed by housing. If you’re headed for the beach,
a shop inflator can give your lungs a break. It can also help unseat stubborn handlebar grips. In addition to guiding internal housing,
the IR-1.2 can retrieve things like a lost expansion plug. A masterlink pliers can disengage a shoe
from a Crank Bros cleat – Or crack a nut. If you need to step away for a second, a pin spanner
can hold a handlebar wrapping job in place. The jaws of a repair stand can double as a vice, allowing you to hold anything with a tube shape at a comfortable height. Setting up tubeless sealant is easy with a truing stand
thru axle adapter and a repair stand. A piston pad spreader makes for a good staple remover. Did your trip to the beach end in tragedy? No worries – just use a pre-glued patch or for larger rips, a tire boot. The TM-1 can be used to check the tension
on a hacksaw blade – I like to keep the blade at about 5 or 6. A utility pick plus a lighter
equals an ad hoc tack welder, adding a professional touch
to your handlebar wrapping job. Sometimes the bike can be a tool, Truman. The PRS-33 is heavy – let’s use the bikes to move it. And a one and a two and a three: and away we go! Those are some of our alternative uses.
– Let us know some of yours in the comments section. – And remember: sometimes you’ve
got to think out of the box. Thanks Truman.
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