Today’s QT comes to us from Brian Rees, who offers a tip about carrying a spare tube or tubes:
I not only put my spare tube in a ziplock bag with a touch of baby powder to make it easier to install, I put that inside a shoe-shine cloth (provided in some hotels) to ensure it doesn’t rub against tools in my saddle bag. It also provides me something to wipe my hands off with after fixing the flat. (Any such cloth will do; the main thing is to protect your spare tube(s) from anything that can rub or poke them.)
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—John Marsh & The RBR Team