Stock your toolbox with protective gear…

I have always made an effort to protect myself with the best riding gear I could afford.  But often, my attention to safety stopped at the garage door, and I did not follow that same line of thinking while wrenching.  It’s easy to jump into a fix, with nothing but your bare skin between you and the incredibly nasty cleaning products, needed to strip these old bikes of their filth.  Although there are more and more “Eco-friendly” cleaners on the market, the type of product necessary to get engine parts clean are still highly toxic (and often highly flammable). Read More …