Cycling is great in any shape, size or form, but what isn’t great is when it all goes pear-shaped and your bike gives up on you.
Imagine the scene; you’re out on the trails, hours away from civilization, and there’s not another rider around you to be seen. It’s starting to rain, and you don’t have the tools you need to repair your bike along with you.
What have you got? An egg and cress sandwich, a bottle of water, three crayons and a big bag of zip ties – wait, what? You’ve got zip ties? Then you’re absolutely sorted.
If there’s one DIY trailside fix that has proven itself time and time again, it is without a doubt the zip tie. They may not let you continue to go full force on the road or the trails, but often they could be the difference between a long walk home and a quick ride to comfort.
Here are a few of the problems those little pieces of heaven can fix…