ALWAYS SAVE THESE BIKE PARTS – 10 Basic Bicycle Parts You Might Regret Throwing Away!

ALWAYS SAVE THESE BIKE PARTS – 10 Basic Bicycle Parts You Might Regret Throwing Away!

If you are a person that values order and cleanliness you might be tempted to toss old bike parts, but there are certain parts – basic parts – that you might regret throwing away. This video covers some low end parts that I recommend bike riders keep at least one of on hand.

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  1. James Fryer on December 19, 2022 at 1:11 am

    (Some) square taper BBs don’t wear out. The UN-51 in my 1995 Stumpjumper has thousands of miles on it and has been fully submerged at least a few times yet spins buttery smooth. Unlike the BB30 on my 2012 Stumpjumper which seized up literally in its first moderate rain storm. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

  2. Michael Bruin on December 19, 2022 at 1:15 am

    Let’s say I wear out a Pro Rush component. Does a manufacturer that uses Pro Rush offer replacement parts for sale or does it force you to upgrade.

  3. Reece Holmes on December 19, 2022 at 1:15 am

    i strip all scrap bikes i find of all useful things, I love the process, thanks KevCentral

  4. tako cat on December 19, 2022 at 1:18 am

    Omfg finally someone talks about this 😭 all my mechanic friends give me crap because I save all these stuff 😭 but then they call me to ask for small parts and bolts to replace the ones they lost or stripped,I’m sending them this and now I’m gonna clown on them 😌

  5. Sonja on December 19, 2022 at 1:20 am

    I’ve got so many spare parts lying around from projects and the parts are continually rotating out.

  6. Jeffrey Potter on December 19, 2022 at 1:21 am

    I have the old stems from my original Specialized Rockhopper and FSR. As well as the very small width bar that came with it….most broken parts were scrapped for the payment for raw metals…. I used to have a larger collection of various parts…sometimes (only 2x) (when I was a high schooler neighborhood bmx mechanic) I would get traded parts as payment for installing new parts on other kids bikes… and I would have mostly enough stuff to put a full bike together. My most funnest jump bikes were a Redline with a Hutch fork…and then a Huffy frame with a Redline fork. Went through some bikes….

  7. tarstarkusz on December 19, 2022 at 1:24 am

    If you have the room, never throw any bike parts away. Realistically, most people aren’t you and don’t own 47 bicycles and various parts for them. Most people could fit all of their parts in a single bin, with maybe a few square feet for wheels and other larger parts.

  8. Ethan Nguyen on December 19, 2022 at 1:26 am

    You might want to label the 8 and 7 speed Pro-Rush derailleurs cuz they look pretty much the same at least from the video.

  9. Small ADVentures on December 19, 2022 at 1:26 am

    "It’s not hoarding if it’s bikes, bike parts, or model kits", I’ve said that a bazillion-11-thirty five times over the decades 🀣😁 I especially enjoyed this one, my friend 😁✌️

  10. Dave De La Rosa on December 19, 2022 at 1:28 am

    Seat posts, saddles, grips, tires (especially if you’re the cool neighborhood person who keeps all the kids beater bikes going). Pretty much anything that comes off that’s in reasonable shape gets stored around my workbench.

  11. SwordQuilava on December 19, 2022 at 1:30 am

    The challenging part of maintaining a fleet of bikes with 70 years of different standards, basically any part i replace i have to keep, especially 1/2 inch pedals and weird sized headsets

  12. david hammell on December 19, 2022 at 1:31 am

    I shall GLADELY take any parts you have to offer. I’ll even buy some.

  13. Sean Florian on December 19, 2022 at 1:35 am

    I sell most old parts on eBay. Seat post, pedals, any take offs worth something gets sold. Helps me justify the parts I want

  14. David Mansfield on December 19, 2022 at 1:36 am

    I have a collection that nobody should have. Quick links. For some reason, I have always saved the quick link from the old chain when I replace my chain. I have me real understanding of why. New chains come with them. They are relatively cheap and bike shops always have them. Also, they tell you to never reuse them. But, I am obsessed with saving them. I changed out the chain on my road bike and added the old one to my collection. I felt like I was in the show "Hoarders" as I forced myself to throw them out.

  15. Power Surge on December 19, 2022 at 1:36 am

    When I find old bikes with bad wheels, I remove the spokes and nipples, and mark them. At $2-3 per spoke at a bike shop, repairing other people’s wheels is easy! Also, I buy good bikes that have a frozen seat tube. I completely tear down the bike to the frame and save all the parts.

  16. Burning at the trail head on December 19, 2022 at 1:37 am

    We keep absolutely everything. You never know when you’re going to need it and you don’t want to be left without it incase of an emergency.

  17. Harry Grimley on December 19, 2022 at 1:38 am


  18. Harry Grimley on December 19, 2022 at 1:41 am

    I do this also but not to this extent or organization. πŸ˜‰

  19. CrossFit133 Project15 on December 19, 2022 at 1:41 am

    Nice, I didn’t know Pro Rush made an 8 speed 40 tooth. Thanks!

  20. Joshua Builds on December 19, 2022 at 1:43 am

    Don’t include numbers in your titles like youre making a watch mojo top 10. Its as bad as big red arrows and soy face.

  21. Michael Brashear on December 19, 2022 at 1:44 am

    You definitely need to get a small parts bin to help organize all those little bags

  22. colin p on December 19, 2022 at 1:45 am

    i thought the saying for spares was "one is none and two is one"

  23. Will Lanier on December 19, 2022 at 1:48 am

    Unfortunately, I never throw any old components out! πŸ˜†

  24. Eric McKinney on December 19, 2022 at 1:54 am

    My truck has a throttle cable currently on it that was originally a bike brake cable. I just cut it down and put a barrel on the loose end to make it work. 40,000 miles later it’s still going strong

  25. Piper Moonshine on December 19, 2022 at 1:56 am

    I want to purchase the Sea mist aluminum comp women’s bike..please do a stage two of the comp..i am taking notes on the parts to get. You said you shaved off about 2lbs and that is a plus. so please do another stage so I can see what to do with the bike when I am able to purchase mine..thank you.

  26. Space G on December 19, 2022 at 1:59 am

    Great video Kev. I try to keep every bike parts I can. Just never know

  27. VN on December 19, 2022 at 1:59 am

    Audio is pretty low.

  28. Fat Bike Arctic Nomad on December 19, 2022 at 1:59 am

    Wow; that’s a lot of important parts for bikes! That bike barn is great place to upgrade or repair a bike. That could make anyone happy….

  29. Sonja on December 19, 2022 at 1:59 am

    On the topic of handlebars, I’ve got an excess of bars specifically for my track bike. Two sets of drop bars, one set of bullhorns, and a set of risers. The fun part is it still uses a quill stem so I can just undo one bolt and swap them out in seconds!

  30. 01FozzyS on December 19, 2022 at 2:05 am

    "You never know when you’re going to need it" is embedded in my mind when I work on my bikes and cars. And saving has come in handy quite a few number of times. 😁

  31. ecopenny on December 19, 2022 at 2:05 am

    Great idea, plus better for the planet to recycle or reuse parts 🀟

  32. Jon English on December 19, 2022 at 2:09 am

    I HATE those JAK brakes. just junk.