Sometimes our quick tips 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 tip originally 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.”