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Old 11-13-02, 03:42 PM
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Duct Tape?

I've seen notes from several people who say they always keep some duct tape in their "on-board" tool bag. Is this to crutch a blown-out tire, or what? Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-13-02, 05:39 PM
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I have seen duct tape hold a bike together to finish the ride and get the bike home. Deraileur broke. Duct tape it tight and turn bike into temp single speed.

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Old 11-13-02, 07:41 PM
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could it be to keep treating that wart that you are trying to get rid of painlessly ? just remember to keep an emery board handy as well

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Old 11-13-02, 07:45 PM
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When I tour I keep 2 or 3' of duct tape wraped arround the seat post of the touring bike for emergancy repairs. It has come in handy more than once. On the road bike close to home i dont bother with it thouugh
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Old 11-13-02, 07:48 PM
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A buddy lost one of his brake pads off his V- brakes. I used duct tape on the metal brake surface and oil on the rim surface. He finished the technical descent and the ride. Without the duct tape, he surely would've scraped his rim...$$$
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Old 11-15-02, 12:18 PM
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I've used it as an impromptu elastoplast as well. Admittedly not whilst cycling. I caught a power kite string, which burnt straight through my skin. Didn't want to get sand in it, so out came the duct tape! (This was in Norfolk in November - it didn't hurt until I got warm again 8 hours later! )

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Old 11-15-02, 02:27 PM
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I keep some duct tape in the panniers. I have used it more than once to repair a blown-out tire casing.
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Old 11-15-02, 04:35 PM
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So, the consensus seems to be that the tape is used for anything that it's needed for. . . and from what I've read there are a lot of uses.

Thanks to all.

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Duct tape is perfect for anything, along with WD-40. If it sticks too much, use WD-40, if it doesn't stick enough, use Duct Tape.
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Give me enough duct tape, zip ties, and super glue and I'll fix whatever ya got!
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Duct tape reveals its wondrous uses in your hour of need.Do not question the use of the sacred tape.Just keep plenty on hand
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I rebound a dictionary with duct tape. Also, an older student used it during a field trip to tie up another student who was unruly.

What were we talking about?
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Please, don't use WD-40!
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I like a regional pronunciation of duct tape: duck tape. I've even seen the stuff marketed under the brand name Duck Tape. I imagine a perfect tool kit contains duct tape, WD-40, and vise grip pliers.
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cable ties are a great fixer to carry as well!
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I CAN'T BELIEVE I FORGOT TO MENTION VISE GRIPS! YOUR A GENIUS, PROSODY!
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I always carry duct tape and small ties on all rides, the tape could be used along the sidewall and the ties to pinch off a tube. Also in an emergency you can use it as a bandage. The list could go on and on, better to have than have not
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Duct Tape is a supreme thing to have if you break a chain.
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Originally posted by danka24
Duct Tape is a supreme thing to have if you break a chain.
Can you explain how it can fix a chain? Sounds facinating.
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Originally posted by MediaCreations

Can you explain how it can fix a chain? Sounds facinating.
Just a very quick fix if you're not far from home, make sure it's in thinner strips, wrap it around the link that is broken and you can nurse it home. just make sure there is a hole for the cog teeth. no shifting though, had to use this method last month and it worked. It works, but it isn't always reliable, but it is helpful though if you don't have any spare links on you.
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And it's not always about the bike (to not coin a phrase!)...others on the forums may remember my story about fixing our granddaughters diaper with ductape when it became unstuck on a ride and we didn't have any spares.
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