I recently heard some top tips about the spare inner tube you keep in your repair kit in case of a flat tyre:
- Keep those black caps you typically toss from tube valves and out one on the tube in your repair kit. This keeps the valve from wearing or poking a hole in your tube!
- Check your repair tube every 1-3 months. While in the repair kit the vibration from your riding can create friction. Over time this can simply wear a hole in your tube.
The advice may not seem like much but when you are out on that long solo ride, get a flat and your replacement tube has a hole – you are going to learn this same lesson the hard way!