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 - and so sugru makes a highly versatile addition to your cycle kit (top cycling site BikeRadar called it 'an incredibly useful tool.')
We've put together 9 great examples of how you can modify your ride and make it work better for you.
1. Attach a bike bell to your brake lever
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
2. Adapt parts of your bike so they work better for you
3. Attach a mirror to your handlebars
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.
4. Give yourself a better sense of direction
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.
5. Make a removable smartphone bike mount
We agree that being able to check a smartphone for directions could be very useful, just in case you need more detail than a compass can give. So here's Sugru-er Klopapeiro's solution, a smartphone mount, amazingly versatile as it's removable.
6. Mount a camera to your handlebars
Henry sugru-ed his camera to his handlebars - Sugru is great for this as it has excellent dampening properties and will absorb shakes while filming.
7. Make your kit easier to use when in motion
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 find. With a little bit of sugru, you can make the light switch big enough to use while riding.
8. Silence a noisy mudguard
9. Skip duct tape and glue - make an invisible fix
There are many more ways you can customise your bike, to make it truly unique and perfect for your needs. If you're already thinking of how you'd like yours to be, just go ahead and get some sugru!