Today’s QT comes to us from Premium Member Russ Starke, who offers a couple of QTs that he has gleaned from personal experience. Both of them have something to do with plumbers, the second a bit “cheekier” than the first.
Here’s what Russ wrote:
A couple of Quick Tips ideas:
1) I have a set of wheels that the little nut on the tube’s valve stem kept loosening and rattling. I went to my toolbox for a solution.
A bit of plumbers teflon tape wrapped around the threaded stem did the trick, holding the nut in place and stopping the loosening and subsequent noise.
2) Speaking of plumbers, I’ve found that a toilet bowl brush makes a great drivetrain cleaner.
Its bristles are hard enough to be able to really scrub a drivetrain to remove any gunk. And the long handle allows for some good leverage while keeping your hands well clear of the grime.
You probably should not use one brush for both purposes, though!
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—John Marsh & The RBR Team