broken V-Brake spring workaround
On a bike tour I had to notice that one of the springs which retract the V-brake from the rim had broken, causing the brake to stay on the rim on this side. Just unhooking the remaining spring did not help, leaving the brake pads still rubbing on the rim. Two ball pencil springs put over the brake cable between the brake levers solved the problem.
PSA - Rim Tape - save your scraps
I had to replace a rounded nipple so I cut an X into the rim tape over the hole to replace it but neglected to patch the hole before reinstalling the tube/tire. Didn't think about the tube finding it's way into that breech under 100lbs of air pressure and popping...
Glad I saved the 6" of rim tape scraps I trimmed off when putting the tape on my wheelset. A 1" piece patched the hole on the rim tape securely. :D