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photography, and more. A hack is a way to do something not by the
book. It’s how you do a job without having the
right tool, or experience. Today we’ll be exploring 10 such hacks that
relate to mountain biking. Some of these hacks may help you on the trail,
and some in the shop. Others may be totally useless. With that, let’s get started. I’ve heard it said that master links can
be undone by hand, but I don’t think this works on today’s chains. I use a plier. In an emergency though, you can use part of
your shoe. Just undo your shoe lace, wrap it around the
link once, and pull it with both hands. The link will compress inwards and release
the clip. To get it back together, all you need to do
is pedal. When transporting your bike without the wheels
on, chocking your disc calipers will prevent them from being accidentally compressed. So what do you use if you don’t have a chock? First, get your hands on a popsicle stick. How you do that is your choice. The wider ones work the best, and you can
cut it in half if you need two. Whatever you do, make sure you clean it off
good. The next time you hit the trails, have all
your crap ready in a milk crate. Milk crates are great for your pads, gloves,
tools, and filthy mountain bike stuff. You can use them to keep your trunk organized,
and of course they ventilate well. For extra storage, you can drill a hole in
the top and add an S hook for your helmet. I can think of some terrible ways to clean
a mountain bike—like the automatic car wash at your local supermarket. This one sucks, and it costs $5. Instead go to the dollar store and buy a toilet
brush. Toilet brushes have long bristles which are
perfect for getting into your cassette and other tight spaces. With some dish soap and a gentle stream of
water, you’ll have everything you need to get your rims, drivetrain, and frame looking
perfect. Just be sure to label it to avoid—cross
contamination. Everyone knows that stickers make your bike
faster, kinda like nitro. But applying a sticker carelessly can cause
bubbles. Bubbles aren’t any fun. So the next time you put a sticker on your
bike, helmet, or toolbox, try applying it from the center and working you way out. By doing it this way, there’s no opportunity
to trap air underneath. A flat and precise sticker will always give
you maximum boost. Everyone’s familiar with glueless patches,
and of course vulcanizing patch kits which use rubber cement. If you’re really committed to not buying
new tubes you can make your own patch kit. Just buy a lifetime supply of rubber cement
from the store, and cut patches out of an old inner tube. Identify the hole and sand the surface around
it really good. Apply rubber cement to it and let it dry for
a few minutes. Sand your patch, and apply it by pressing
down around it. Your friends will laugh at you, but that’s
okay because you’re recycling. Of course, there’s a good chance you’re
not even messing with inner tubes anymore. Tubeless sealant eliminates tubes, and plugs
most flats. When a puncture occurs the sealant splashes
into the hole and plugs it. On the sidewall this doesn’t always work
reliably, but these handy repair kits do. Just stick one of these bacon strips into
the hole and it’s perfectly sealed. If you’re committed to not buying one of
these, you can use a piece of sponge. Just plug the hole with some sponge and a
small Allen key. The sponge will absorb the sealant, dry, and
stop the leak. Ahem, it will stop the leak. Okay, so it’ll stop the leak eventually. This is a hack, and it could get you out of
a pickle if you don’t have the kit. This rubber ring on your stanchion is used
to determine sag, but sometimes it breaks off. Many riders use a zip tie in its place, and
indeed that works. Still if you leave the zip tie on and end
up bottoming out your suspension, you could be forcing a brittle plastic zip tie into
the top of your seal. If you remove the zip tie, you’re making
a risky cut right next to your stanchion. To avoid this, apply the zip tie inside out. You’ll be able to set your sag, and pull
it right off when you’re done. Ever take a sip of warm rubbery water from
your hydration pack. That’s because you just drank the water
that was sitting in the tube all day. Most people spit out their first sip but this
can waste a lot of water over the course of a ride. Instead, blow into the tube first. This will mix the tube water with the reservoir
and give you a fresh sip. While water does keep you hydrated, a peanut
butter and jelly sandwich is the perfect fuel for long rides. It’s the perfect mix of carbs, sugar, and
protein, all in one delicious package. I’d forgive you for thinking there’s no
better mid ride snack, but there actually is: Introducing the peanut butter and jelly
burrito. Say goodbye to soggy bread. This is best done on a flour tortilla, not
corn. You can even put banana in it for potassium,
and toast the edges to keep it shut. If you haven’t tried this you’re missing
out. So there you have it. Ten more bike hacks. I hope you found these useful or at least
entertaining. If you want to see more hacks just check the
playlist below, and don’t forget to subscribe to Seth’s Bike Hacks for new videos every
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10 Hacks for Mountain Biking and Beyond
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100 thoughts on “10 Hacks for Mountain Biking and Beyond

  • October 28, 2017 at 7:04 pm
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    Get Stickers Here!
    https://www.sethsbikehacks.com/product/seths-bike-hacks-sticker-sheet/

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  • June 4, 2019 at 1:59 pm
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    I get greasy but everytime my dang chain drops through the chain guide, I just remove the quick link by hand, thread it back onto the teeth and then the hardest part is actually getting the link to click back together by hand

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  • June 5, 2019 at 6:35 am
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    Wow this video blew up over the past year! Congrats Seth 🤘

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  • June 5, 2019 at 9:56 pm
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    "only one tire was hurt in the filming of this video"

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  • June 6, 2019 at 2:17 am
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    Nice!

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  • June 7, 2019 at 11:36 am
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    Your friends will laugh at you, but that’s ok, because you’re reCYCLING

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  • June 8, 2019 at 9:42 am
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    Who the hell cuts a sandwich from top to bottom? You maniac

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  • June 8, 2019 at 10:49 pm
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    that was the manliest way i've seen a PB&J get done…

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  • June 9, 2019 at 10:05 am
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    In instead of the peanut butter jelly burrito I usually make a burrito with peanut butter dry oats chocolate chips banana it’s really good

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  • June 10, 2019 at 3:15 am
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    Hey Seth. Happened to re-watch your video once again after not having watched it in a long time. Remembered your sponge trick and now my sidewall doesn't leak air anymore! 40 psi for street riding is now attainable again. Thanks man

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  • June 11, 2019 at 3:52 am
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    This guy really used a saw to cut his sandwich.

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  • June 12, 2019 at 9:37 pm
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    the tire lever to apply peanut butter. I'm dead LMFAO

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  • June 13, 2019 at 2:48 am
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    3:57 Then my friends must have an X-Ray vision if they see inside my tire lol

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  • June 15, 2019 at 4:39 am
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    LOL love the hair dryer for drying out sandwiches and toasting tortillas me personally I prefer a torch butane torch LOL also makes for good leaf burning great videos well I went to my local trail to do some walking with my cousin last weekend and after running into a few mountain bikers who's riding the trail I got inspired to get back into mountain biking watching your videos just confirmed what I was already thinking about keep them coming thanks

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  • June 15, 2019 at 3:23 pm
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    You are the Albert Einstein of MTB

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  • June 15, 2019 at 4:57 pm
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    Nobody: "how to you toast your bred?"
    Sath: "i use a heatgun."

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  • June 15, 2019 at 7:48 pm
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    Wow a minute and a half on fixing a tire leak. Just carry an extra tube with you. I would never tell someone to use tubeless sealant unless you want to scrub & pick all of that off the inside of your rims.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 12:07 am
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    The burrito brings back memories lol

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:49 am
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    I lost it when he pulled out the hand saw😂😂💀💀

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  • June 18, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    Please help me have a new mtb

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  • June 19, 2019 at 4:35 pm
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    SpongeBob NOOOOOOOO ;-; 4:41

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  • June 19, 2019 at 6:32 pm
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    If u blow into the tube on a camelbac so it inflates it can spray out a cool stream of water

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  • June 20, 2019 at 3:55 am
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    I love your vids! Including humor, smartassisms, and wittiness in a moderate amount definitely makes your videos Fun, as well as educational.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 6:39 am
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    Sorry, but I dislike lock on chain.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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    Мне интересно
    Какого хуя это у меня в рекомендациях и не на русском языке сука блять

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 pm
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    Another great clip. Thank you

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  • June 21, 2019 at 9:17 pm
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    Funny, reliable, and entertaining hehe

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  • June 22, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    Does seth not know how to open a banana

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  • June 24, 2019 at 6:52 am
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    that was funny hahaha

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  • June 24, 2019 at 9:16 am
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    You got Some Nice bikes 💪🔥❤️

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  • June 24, 2019 at 8:51 pm
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    Im curious, is that really your voice?!?!😊😅

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  • June 25, 2019 at 12:59 am
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    Really peanut butter jelly time ohhhhh every American must get on this one dohhhhhh

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  • June 26, 2019 at 7:02 pm
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    Wtf
    What is a knife
    Just take a saw

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  • June 27, 2019 at 1:53 am
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    Nonono! Don't use tools to make food!

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  • June 28, 2019 at 2:11 pm
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    Dude, your dishwasher is hanging to one side lol

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  • June 28, 2019 at 6:46 pm
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    The pb&j on tortillas is one that my friends and I have used for a decade or two. Def one of the best ways of doing it.

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  • June 29, 2019 at 6:54 pm
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    4:00
    was that a fricken pun

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  • June 30, 2019 at 2:31 am
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    I got so excited by these hacks that i ran into the garage to try them.Then i realised i don't have a bike

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  • June 30, 2019 at 3:58 pm
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    nice))))))

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  • June 30, 2019 at 4:56 pm
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    why did you destroyed new maxxis high roller? ;(

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  • July 1, 2019 at 11:48 pm
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    Stickers mąkę bikes faster?????

    WHAT

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  • July 2, 2019 at 5:13 pm
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    Great vid Seth i ♥️ Drama

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  • July 2, 2019 at 6:13 pm
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    Great video! I actually learned something.

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  • July 3, 2019 at 10:10 am
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    I make peanut butter jelly buritos for school all the time and all my family and friends think im crazy lol glad im not the only person who eats them i guess i thought i made that up tbh

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  • July 4, 2019 at 10:31 pm
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    That brush is going to scratch up your frame and rims

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  • July 5, 2019 at 6:59 pm
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    5:50 Instead of blowing the warm-rubbery water back into your reservoir before every sip (and increasing the warmness and rubberyness of your reservoir) you should blow in it AFTER every sip, so the fresh water goes back in your reservoir and doesn't get warm at all.

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  • July 5, 2019 at 9:12 pm
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    Sa ma fut pe substritarile in romana ca nu merg

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  • July 6, 2019 at 10:25 am
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    I thought bubbles in stickers make your bike more lightweight

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  • July 8, 2019 at 4:56 am
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    I've been going the pb&j thing for years

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  • July 9, 2019 at 5:57 am
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    Good video. Drama made it worth watching.

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  • July 10, 2019 at 1:16 am
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    Heat gun on food? You think that air coming from the gun is ok to put on food? Common sense says no

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  • July 10, 2019 at 3:58 am
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    Do another hack video

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  • July 10, 2019 at 5:48 pm
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    I thought I was the only one who had pb&j burritos lmao

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  • July 13, 2019 at 4:51 am
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    i hacked my phone with peanut butter and jelly…

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  • July 13, 2019 at 12:57 pm
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    My father taught me that trick with the old innertube 🙂

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  • July 13, 2019 at 7:25 pm
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    @3:13 apply solution soapy water then place sticker on top. This allows you to slide & position the sticker to how/where you want it & it too means you can squeegee out any air bubbles. @3:51 some chalk or talcum powder will stop the tube accidentally adhering to inside of the tyre. You are welcome.

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  • July 14, 2019 at 12:06 am
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    Do stickers actually boost your speed? And where can i get them?

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  • July 14, 2019 at 10:33 pm
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    Hola soy de sonora mexico quiero tener tu stiker para mi mtb

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  • July 15, 2019 at 1:27 am
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    What do you think is the best
    Non inner tube tire brand

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  • July 16, 2019 at 8:49 am
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    No offence but u sound like straight A goody 2 shows

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  • July 16, 2019 at 9:02 am
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    Peanut butter and banana, a snack fit for THE King!

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  • July 16, 2019 at 5:38 pm
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    3:23 its a freaking hack wow….in nepal people in cycle repair shop use this to FIX THE BIKE IN OFFICIAL WAY WTF

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  • July 17, 2019 at 6:26 pm
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    You are so cool

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  • July 18, 2019 at 8:22 pm
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    More cow bell!!!!!!

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  • July 21, 2019 at 11:47 am
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    In dist brake when I brake it always make sound

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  • July 25, 2019 at 11:31 am
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    really nice vid

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  • July 25, 2019 at 4:11 pm
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    I really enjoyed this video. Plus I laughed and learned a few things. Thanks for sharing

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  • July 28, 2019 at 4:06 pm
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    Böyle altyazıya sokuyum ben 1 kelime anlamadım amk

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  • July 29, 2019 at 11:20 am
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    I went to my first trail yesterday on my bmx

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  • July 30, 2019 at 6:12 am
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    Jajaja taco loco

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  • August 3, 2019 at 8:40 pm
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    The patch hack is not so straight forward… I have difficulties making it stay…

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  • August 4, 2019 at 4:23 pm
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    I like your channel. I see all videos in your channel

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  • August 5, 2019 at 5:31 am
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    Great tips🤙👍

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  • August 5, 2019 at 8:14 am
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    Bad idea for the zip tie on stanchions. The zip will leave a scratch on your stanchions

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  • August 6, 2019 at 3:39 pm
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    مين ال كتب اسم الفديو

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  • August 7, 2019 at 1:41 am
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    Peanut butter and banana burritos have been my favorite refuel snack since my dirt poor college days.

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  • August 9, 2019 at 2:05 am
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    Just cover your bike in stickers and you'll be the Flash.

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  • August 9, 2019 at 9:35 am
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    The pbj tortilla is amazing

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  • August 13, 2019 at 2:26 am
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    My bike hack is to use old Innertubes cut them into inch strips put them on your seat post or handlebars their stretchiness and rubberiness makes for a good hold saves using zip ties.

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  • August 13, 2019 at 8:31 am
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    9 million vieews. wow

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  • August 17, 2019 at 3:03 pm
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    how you get your stickers 🤔🤔🤔🤗

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  • August 17, 2019 at 9:48 pm
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    You can take the pb&j burrito and make them into bites cause I’m assuming they taste better than gel and you can eat them faster

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  • August 18, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    Use cement for broken tires

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  • August 19, 2019 at 1:52 am
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    I rarely go mountain biking, but often just go on normal bike rides on the sidewalk or whatever. Rather, I have a very old mountain bike that I once took a bet that I could keep it maintained until I was too old to ride it, and this video was very helpful.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 7:17 pm
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    When I was little I used to make PB&J burritos just not the burrito part just the tortilla

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  • August 23, 2019 at 2:46 am
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    🤣☝️

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  • August 23, 2019 at 2:47 am
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    Great video bro. 🤣

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  • August 23, 2019 at 7:19 am
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    I cringed at the tool abuse

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  • August 25, 2019 at 12:25 am
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    thanks for showing me the best snack ever

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  • August 25, 2019 at 7:10 am
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    6:50 Music CSYON😂

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  • August 26, 2019 at 3:59 pm
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    What? No SALSA in that burrito??? SMH! Good stuff, not sure about that sponge tho.

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  • August 26, 2019 at 10:41 pm
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    Keep up the good work mate , helps use Aussie MB riders keep going

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  • August 27, 2019 at 3:55 pm
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    Does anyone know how to fix a altus gear system jumping and missing gears?

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  • August 28, 2019 at 1:50 pm
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    4:04

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  • August 30, 2019 at 3:45 am
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    On the next episode of "Cooking with Seth": PB&J with a side of tetanus shot

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  • August 30, 2019 at 5:35 am
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    I youse the milk crate hack

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  • August 30, 2019 at 10:14 pm
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    and when I see advertising in a video.. its a no brainer DISLIKE from me

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  • August 31, 2019 at 12:18 am
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    I'm a fan now after this thanks!

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  • August 31, 2019 at 4:38 pm
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    Dude I grew up on the pbj burrito

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  • September 2, 2019 at 11:58 am
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    Try putting your favorite breakfast cereal in your PB&J.

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