Sometimes our QTs are so deceptively simple that you just shake your head and mumble to yourself, “Why didn’t I think of that?”
Such is the case with this week’s, sent to us by Steve Shepherd. Here’s what he wrote:
“I carry a small cotton ball in my seat bag. If I have a flat, I can sweep the inside of the tire with the cotton ball to see if a piece of glass, thorn, or similar hazard is still penetrating the carcass.
“If there is something, it will snag a small piece of cotton. This is a much better alternative to a bloody finger in determining if there is something in the tire that will soon flat your new tube.”
If you have an idea for a QT, fire away. We’re always looking for good info we can share with fellow roadies. We would love to hear from you with any suggestions you have. Contact us by clicking Quick Tips Ideas.
—John Marsh & The RBR Team