Best Bike Hacks: Protect Your Spare Tube

A backup tube that becomes damaged before it’s used is useless.

Whether you carry your spare tube in a hydration pack or strap it to your bike, exposure to the elements—sharp multi-tools and supplies inside a backpack or dirt, rocks and debris when attached to a frame—could potentially cause a premature puncture.

Use this helpful tip to keep your spare tube clean and protected prior to use.

 

Best Bike Hacks: How to Protect Your Spare Tube

Supplies needed

• Inner tube

• Plastic wrap

Step 1: Fold tube to desired shape.

Step 2: Wrap tube with plastic wrap.

 

Step 3: Place tube in hydration pack or secure to bike.

Step 4: Shred.

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