Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Tip! electrical tape as temporary rim tape

If the inner part of the rim where the inner tube fits has spoke holes (like in the first photo), they must be covered by a rim tape (photo 2), usually rubber, cloth, or tough plastic, to protect the inner tube. Otherwise it may puncture. You probably already knew that; the tip is that if you don't have rim tape then a good solution is to use electrical tape (photo 3). Use around 3 layers and it should do you a good job.

 applying electrical tape