Bikes are expensive. While you’re trying to recover financially from a new (or new to you) bike purchase, here are 10 cheap upgrades courtesy of Seth’s Bike Hacks. that will satisfy your urge to tinker.
Here’s a recap of the video for those stuck at their cubicles who can’t watch video during the workday.
- Replace C-clips with zip ties. Try accent colors for extra pop.
- Use zip ties to secure loose cables to prevent rattling.
- Protect your chainstays with electrical tape, or better yet mastic tape. This heavy duty tape will protect your frame and reduce noise from chain slap.
- Replace your stock grips with lock-ons. They’re easier to mount and won’t slips. You can also replace the plastic bar end caps with metal caps if you want to add extra flare.
- Use quality chain lube to prolong the durability of your drivetrain
- Mount skateboard grip tape or sandpaper to your shifters and dropper lever to reduce the chance of your thumb slipping off.
- Replace the stock cable end crimps that came on your bike with something colorful
- Remove the dork disk. A properly maintained bike doesn’t need it.
- Order some aftermarket anodized valve caps.
- Carbon headset spacers look way cooler than the stock black spacers.
For more ideas like these, visit Seth’s Bike Hacks.