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Extremely handy Velcro straps.

Old 08-24-14, 09:06 PM
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Extremely handy Velcro straps.

Posted this a while back and as I picked up some new straps, thought to post again. These are light, strong and functional. I've strapped stuff to the seat rails, hooked two together to keep bikes from wiggling on a rack, or keep wheels from spinning. I even gave them out as "Red wrist bands of courage" for fellow cyclists taking a road rash dive (I suppose yellow for weenies?).

Found these at the local HD.

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I used to find these at the dollar store all the time. I'll have to see if they still have them.
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I get the roll of double-sided velcro at Home Depot and cut it to the lengths I need. Works great to keep bikes from swinging around on bike racks.
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+10 on the double sided velcro. I keep a couple of strips about 10" long wrapped around my top tube just to have it on hand. I've used it as a pants leg tie, to keep 1-liter Smart Water bottles from rattling out of the cages on gravel rides, to tie things to the rack, and to strap a jacket or other article of outerwear under the top tube when the day warms up. I used to use small bungie cords for a lot of things, but don't use them much any more since I found 1/2 inch wide ds velcro.
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I've used those very same velcro straps to secure the Airzound air hose, a thermometer and a camera boom.
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My second to most recent use of these exact straps was to help remove a stubborn tire from my bike's rim. The most recent use was to help get the tire back on. Very handy, like another hand.
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