Last week’s QT extolled the virtues of the workaday product Chap Stick as a de facto first aid kit.
RBR reader Jay Wood sent us a follow-up email pointing out a different array of uses for this wonder product. Here’s what he wrote:
Chapstick is a good all-purpose lubricant. Use it on sticky pivots, cables, and, especially, zippers.
You can also use it to improve sealing of light and bike computer gaskets, and reduce rusting of recessed screw heads.
Finally, a non-bike use: I put some on standard screw-in light bulbs as an anti-seize measure.
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—John Marsh & The RBR Team