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




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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