Repurposing a blown bicycle tube
Don’t toss out that blown inner tube the next time you find yourself with a flat. Instead, take some advice from thebigeazy of reddit.com’s r/bicycling forum and The Denver Post’s Free Range blog on how to it can be repurposed:
- Keep a bit of inner tube on your handlebars. Put it over the brake, locking your bike wheel, very useful when taking your bike on a train or bus.
- Wrap your D-Lock in inner tube to prevent damage to your bicycle’s paint.
- Inner tube make a great seal. It can be used to make lights waterproof.
- Bits of inner tube make a great cushion between various attachments on your bike, much better than the insets that come with the items.