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What is your "parts bin" set up?

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Maybe it is more common in cycling, but do you have a parts bin set up? Boots? Bindings? Outfit? What is the craziest parts bin set up you have seen?

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Boots, for primarily Atomic Race Tec. Spare buckles and catches, lifters, cuff pivot assemblies, boot boards, liners, power straps, flex blocks,

Bindings, for various Atomic/Salomon models. Tracks, toes and heels, screws, AFDs, lifters, brakes,

Skis, for Atomic mostly race skis but also other categories. Tips, lifters, D2 fasteners

 

I really need to start throwing stuff away, but as soon as I do I get a request for that part.

 

 

 

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I have a bunch of snowboard binding parts and boot straps, even though I don't nor plan to ever snowboard.   I have a stack of Intuition liner rubber, toe heat-forming things...even though I have never owned Intuition liners.

 

Those are the weird things....for me anyway.

 

The rest is extra ski boot buckles, screws, various boot inserts, spacers, boards, spoilers, pads, laces, helmet foam inserts, odds and ends that have come with or been taken off my numerous gear purchases.  Course I also have no shortage of vintage spare skis and bindings even tele skis and bindings....though I have never telemarked.

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I have a stack of Intuition liner rubber, toe heat-forming things...even though I have never owned Intuition liners.

 

 

Wanna trade those toe caps for other equally useless stuff?  I've got tele and alpine bindings and parts, bike parts, random tuning tools and supplies.  Also, US dollars! PM if interested.

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I tend to end up with super glue tubes that got rock hard because they weren't sealed or stored upside down.  Not sure why I never throw them out.  Every time I need some I end up checking 4-5 rock hard tubes, opening a new one, then tossing them ALL back in the can of useless crap.

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Parts bin?  Ohhhh you mean my parts drawers?  Yeah I got some of those.  I used to just throw everything around my basement, and find it when I needed it, but then I found a bunch of those clear/black drawers.  The highlights include tons of random bits of wax I never use, a few flouro spray with like half a spray left in them, pole straps, Leki parts, binder plates, shims, glue, lots and lots of glue... plus some other junk I can't remember now.

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I specialize in several areas: parts for boots I don't have any more (I have a number of the boxes for these in a closet) and waxes that became separated from their boxes/labels so that I don't know what they are. At least 3 are black and are either: the Holmenkol moly additive, a Dominator graphite/moly wax, a Mt. Hood glacier wax with silicone, a Doctor D T series wax I wanted to try for some unknown specific temperature.  I also have a lot of rub on fluros to ensure a fast start and lightning speed for the first 100 yards - they were so expensive that I always decide that the races I go to are not worthy of these finishes. I realized after a year or 2 of racing that operator error accounted for  99.8% of the poor performance while the lack of expensive wax was the other 0.2%.

 

Among the stuff I actually use, I also have a lot of brake retainers because it seems that almost none of them fit my brakes very ideally, I specialize in finding one that either pulls the brake up so that only a quarter inch intrudes on edge sharpening or waxing or, my favorite, that holds everything in proper position for about 10 minutes and then shoots off with admirable force.

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Wanna trade those toe caps for other equally useless stuff?  I've got tele and alpine bindings and parts, bike parts, random tuning tools and supplies.  Also, US dollars! PM if interested.


You got red-lever  spring cables?

 

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