8. Zip-tie brake calipers so they don’t hang from lines


Yeah, you can let your brake calipers hang from their lines, but why would you want to? All it takes is a few seconds to zip-tie the calipers out of the way. This avoids putting strain on rubber lines and helps keep the calipers from getting in the way while you’re sliding your front wheel into place. There’s nothing quite like the frustration of having your hands full while lifting the wheel as you watch the caliper bounce off the tire and swing back to chip the wheel’s paint.