Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Unlikeliest Of Bike Accessories

I'm just so grateful that it actually even exists. It's damn hard to come by locally. Obviously.


Hank Greer said...

Duct tape rules. Years ago while cycling and camping across the state with my then 15-year-old son, a broken beer bottle slashed my rear tire. Lining the inside with duct tape kept the new tube from protruding from the cut in the tire.

Brightly colored tape make it easier to spot the roll when you need it, although in the presence of others I really can't see you asking, "Hey, would you hand me that roll of tangerine duct tape?"

Pat S said...

Hank, I hear ya. But according to the orange shade list, the marketing folks at 3M could have made it even worse.

"Hey partner, please pass the papaya whip."

"Shall we share a strip of bittersweet shimmer?"

OTOH, couldn't they have just manned up on the name? This is duct tape, after all, one of the all-time manliest products.

"Dude! You're using all the alloy orange. Leave some for me."