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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Bungled Bungee

Something didn't feel right as I came up 10th Street out of Argentine. I wondered if it was the sandy/gravelly feeling I've been told is the warning sign you need to overhaul your hub.

About the time I spotted the Poet Laureate sailing down the hill I realized what it was.

Old tubes make great bungee chords for tying stuff to your rack. Stretchy, grabby, they're better than anything you can buy and since you're using a leaky tube that won't hold a patch, they're basically free.

But one had come un-tucked (it' wasn't holding anything down at the time) and wrapped itself up in my cassette.

This isn't something I'd recommend doing with an old tube.

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