9 ways to improve your bike with Sugru
Bikes are a wonderful way of moving around town. They help avoid traffic, keep you fit and are easy to park. What we really love about them is that they respond well to personalising. That's why Sugru Mouldable Glue makes a highly versatile addition to your cycle kit.
Here are some brilliant bike customisation projects you can do with Sugru.
Attach a bike bell
Your bike bell can be very useful in traffic, but it's sometimes hard to reach. Use Sugru to place it right on the brake lever, so it's always at hand.
Adapt parts on your bike
Sugru-er Mieel needed to extend the brake levers on his second hand bike, so he added Sugru on each side, creating the extra 2cm of length he needed.
Mike uses mirrors while cycling, but the original mounts were loose-fitting and he was always readjusting them. So he attached mirrors to his handlebars at just the angle he needed.
Mount a compass
Ben cycles around London quite a bit, but admits he has a pretty terrible sense of direction! This little improvement has revolutionised his cycling - it's quicker and safer than stopping to check a smartphone.
Make a phone bike mount
Sure, sometimes you'll need a little more detail than what a compass can give. So why not add a phone mount, like Sugru-er Klopapeiro did?
Mount a camera
Sugru user Henry mounted his camera to his handlebars. An ideal project for Sugru as it has excellent dampening properties and will absorb shakes while filming.
Make your kit easier to use
Riding with thick gloves in winter can be very comfortable, but may have its downsides. If the light switch on your helmet is too small to locate while wearing gloves, you may be left fumbling for it. With a little Sugru, you can make the light switch nice and grippy, big enough to use while riding.
Silence a noisy mudguard
A mudguard rattling against the rack can be noisy and annoying. You can shape and position Sugru so that it keeps your mudguard still. So you can ride off in heavenly silence.
Make an invisible fix
This Sugru-er secured his handlebar tape with some Yellow Sugru. A seamless application that'll save him from having to continuously reapply tape.
For more fantastic fixing, making and adapting ideas, head over to our Projects & Inspiration page.