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LHT Rider

I rub vegetable oil (whatever is in the kitchen cupboard) into the affected areas to dissolve or suspend the grease. If you need or want abrading power, you can add sugar, salt or baking soda. Follow with washing your hands with dish detergent, which is best at removing the vegetable oil. I've had great luck with this technique and my skin is much happier because I haven't used any harsh chemicals.

Wayne Myer

Don't get the grease on you in the first place. Throw some latex, nitrile, or polyurethane gloves in a small freezer bag. Fold it up small and fit it into your tool bag. Takes up almost no space, weighs next to nothing, and is eminently useful.

The freezer bag is to protect the gloves from getting holes in them while everything in your tool bag rubs against them.


I wrap my carry tools in a foot square of shop rag (t-shirt type material). The the smallest or lightest toolkit ever, but it keeps the four or five tools and extra tube together in a neat package that fits in the palm of my hand.


I have been using the sock method since hearing about it on this website. So I have a white sock hanging from my seat post. My friends laugh at it, but I think it's a nice fit to the rest of the aesthetic modifications I've made to the bike.


When my chain comes off on the road, I try to find big leaves to grasp the chain with. Not the cleanest, but better than using bare hands.

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