Bike Hacks: Trim Zip Ties Without Cutters
Trim Zip Ties Without Cutters
Most mountain bikers carry a minimalist tool kit—a multi-tool, mini pump, spare tube and a couple zip ties will get you out of a lot of predicaments.
Next time you’re on the trail and need to perform a mid-ride repair that requires a zip tie, use this handy tip to trim the excess plastic:
Step 1: Got a loose cable? Identify the area to repair.
Step 2: Apply zip tie.
Step 3: Pull zip tie tight.
Step 5: Twist multi-tool—clockwise or counter-clockwise,
Step 6: Continue twisting multi-tool until excess zip tie tears off.
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