Weekend DIY 1

July 6, 2013 § Leave a comment

Bike maintenance

Brake cable snapped, so to youtube I go:

A useful video for my purposes, but he’s not quite right about the brake cables being universal: I found cables for mountain bikes and classic racers/road bikes like mine have different barrels (the ending of the cable). Also, a dude in a bike shop told me you don’t need to put oil in the outer tubing because these days they’re designed with a layer of fabric next to the cable which means no oil is required.

 

White wine vinegar for stains on fabric

http://www.vinegartips.com/scripts/pageViewSec.asp?id=7

http://www.channel4.com/4beauty/style/fashion-tips/how-to-remove-stains

http://www.rd.com/home/how-to-wash-shower-curtains/

Clean those ugly mildew stains off your plastic shower curtain by putting it and a couple of soiled towels in your washing machine. Add 1/2 cup laundry detergent and 1/2 cup baking soda to the load, and wash it in warm water on your machine’s regular cycle. Add 1 cup white vinegar to the first rinse. Before the machine goes into the spin cycle, remove the curtain and let it hang-dry. Read more: http://www.rd.com/home/how-to-wash-shower-curtains/#ixzz2YHZaIhXF

I had mixed success with this…

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