TOP TINKERING TIPS
I have found that an electric meat-carving knife makes short work of slicing up old inner tubes to make heavy duty multi-purpose rubber bands. We used these a lot in my trail riding days, where they were invariably referred to as ‘Dicky Dunlops’.
Another tip: while watching the 1971 ISDT on the IoM, I was told that the Czech team carried condoms to use as fuel transference receptacles, from one bike to another, when needed. I subsequently tried this when greenlaning, but the petrol dissolved the rubber. I can only assume that the Czech condoms were made from tractor inner tubes, or something similar. Roger Newark, member 5643
I should probably point out that if anyone decapitates him/herself following the advice given in these pages… it’s your own lookout! Frank is dangerous enough with a drill. I’m not introducing an electric carving knife into the household. Rowena And… those inner tube rings were known as ‘Viney bones’ when I was a lad. Frank W