I'm convinced that the inner tube is the Swiss Army knife of the bike world - is there anything it cannot do!? Readers continue to send in excellent hacks involving inner tubes, including this one sent in by Dave who blogs over at Cross Geared. Photo and text credit go to Dave.
This is a used saddle I recently purchased for the 29er. It was in pretty bad shape. The leather had shrunk and the glue holding the leather to the saddle had failed.
I re-glued the leather, but it had shrunk enough that I couldn’t wrap in around the base of the saddle. The new glue was held up on a few rides, but the edge of the leather was fraying and was probably not going to stay attached too long.
Pictured above is the solution. This is a ~2″ length of 1.9″ mountain inner tube pulled over the nose of the saddle covering the exposed edges of the leather.