|Are Leaky Tubes "The New Knitting?"|
When you ride, over time you accumulate bits that need fixing. Tubes are one such. While I sometimes repair them on the spot, more often it is hot or cold or I need to get somewhere and so I use my spare tube.
The leaky ones do not go to waste. Some fail due to things that make them impractical to repair, but many provide therapy somewhat akin to the way that some used to knit during gatherings. I went to a "BikeDFW" meeting and all the tubes shown in the above photo were either repaired or finally retired. Unlike knitting, no needles that the TSA would frown on are involved.