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Every road rider is -- as we often say re: coaching -- an experiment of one. You're bound to find a different/better/unique way to do something related to cycling based on your own experience. And sharing your Quick Tips, Favorite Rides, Favorite Local Bike Shops, and more, with the community helps us all. Take a look at all the ways you can TALK TO RBR in the column to the right.

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Use the Correct Japanese Standard Screwdriver on Limit Screws

Today's QT is another homegrown one, from Tech Editor Jim Langley. It's probably safe to say that if Jim didn't know this, not many people do. Here's what he wrote: Thanks to the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association I recently learned that all these years I've been using the wrong screwdriver to turn the limit screws on Japanese derailleurs! It turns out that there is a Japanese screw standard (who knew?).

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Use an Anti-Fog Solution to Ride Safely

Today's QT is based on my personal experience as a rider who simply cannot see to ride without my Rx sunglasses. During much of the year in Atlanta – but reaching a crescendo in the summer – humidity is brutal. Even on those rare summer mornings where you can roll out in temps in the low 70s (it's usually hotter), the humidity is often already in the 90% range. It takes only minutes for your glasses to fog over the first time you have to stop, to the point that you can't see a thing till you start rolling again. What to do? —John Marsh

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Keep a Whiteboard Handy Post-Ride to Record Needed Maintainance

Today's QT comes to us from Coach David Ertl. It's one of those tips I heard for the first time and thought, That's so simple and sensible, and would readily solve a bugaboo of mine, that's it's brilliant. I will be the first to admit that I often make a mental note of something or other on a ride I need to address later – something's squeaky, or a cable needs a slight barrel turn; it could be anything, really. Then I roll in from my ride, put everything away, get cleaned up, and then totally forget about what I needed to do. Sound familiar?

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Save Your Bike From Death By Garage

Today's QT comes to us from long-time RBR product reviewer Paul Smith (with an addendum from Tech Editor Jim Langley). I put out the clarion call last week asking for some fresh Quick Tips from the RBR Crew, and Paul's tip about protecting your bike when carrying it on a roof rack had particular resonance. It turns out that Sheri Rosenbaum is among the cyclists (we all probably know one, right!) who have suffered the fate of driving into the garage, bikes atop car, and doing damage to some combination of their bike, their car, their garage.

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Multiple Uses for Old Tubes

Today's QT comes to us from Premium Member Richard M., who offers a few suggestions for what you might do with your old tubes after a puncture. I'll chime in after Richard to tell you the most common thing I use my old tubes for. And I invite you to share your own uses in the Comments below the Newsletter version of this article. It seems that of all the old bike stuff, tubes have about a million and one uses. —J.M.

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Multiple Uses for Old Tubes, Part 2

Last week, we ran a QT offering a few suggestions for what you might do with your old tubes after a puncture. We asked readers to add their own creative uses for this most versatile piece of worn-out equipment to the Comments below the Newsletter version of the article. Several did, and a few more emailed us with their own novel uses. I promised I'd run a follow-up. Here it is. Enjoy! —J.M.

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How to Deter Dogs While Cycling

Today's QT comes to us from Premium Member (and a regular correspondent of mine) Greg Titus, an Iowa roadie who admittedly has more dog issues than most roadies based on where he rides. But he's developed what he believes to be the absolute best deterrent to any feisty, nuisance or attacking dog. He's also graciously agreed to share with fellow RBR readers his 12-page article with step-by-step instructions on how to make his "dog poppers."

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How to Quickly Find a Saddle Tilt Starting Point

Today's QT comes to us from Coach Rick Schultz, whose answer to a client's question comprises the tip. Here's the conversation between the two. Manuel S. wrote: Hi, Any specific comments or review about the Specialized Power saddle? I read recently that you really like it, and I have one here but I can't find the correct way to install it. I love the design, but it is always a painful experience! Thank you in advance for your help.

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No-Hands Way to Apply Chamois Cream on the Road

Today's QT comes from RBR contributor Sheri Rosenbaum, who offers a great solution to applying extra chamois cream while on the road. Here's what she says: With the bike season about to hit high gear and longer rides, including brevets and centuries, taking place, it's important to stay comfortable. When it comes to applying chamois cream on the road – assuming it's an organized ride with at least a couple rest stops – here's a tip to keep you lubed up and your hands clean.

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How to Adjust Brake Hood Position

Today's QT comes to us from RBR Premium Member Martin Estner, who offers a take on adjusting the positioning of shifters/brake hoods. Here's what he writes: The recent tip on aligning a handlebar stem reminded me of how I adjust the positioning of brake hoods. I like my handlebar drops parallel to the ground, and I like my brake hoods to be set so that my hands and wrists are in a straight position with no bend as if I were shaking hands with the hoods.

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