10 Reasons To Bike Tour With Duct Tape

Is there anything Duck Tape can't fix??There are few products in this world more versatile than duct tape.

No bike tourist should be caught without at least a few feet of it to use in emergencies.

We’ve compiled 10 Reasons To Bike Tour With Duct Tape and we’d love to hear what other tips and duct tape stories you can add to the list.

Read more in our duct tape tips for bike touring and then tell us what you’ve used this magic tape for during your bicycle travels.


  1. Grace
    16th March 2010 at 12:47 pm #

    I once met a girl in Utah who was driving with all of her household possessions from Massachusetts to California. She had managed to attach her bicycle to the back of her car just by taping it up with duct tape. I asked her, “why don’t you take a break from driving and go cycling in Moab since it’s so close by?” She replied, “I’d love to, but…it took over an hour to tape the bike to the car and if I pull it off, I’m not sure I’ll be able to get it taped back up again!”

  2. Ray Swartz
    17th March 2010 at 3:54 pm #

    While I do carry some duct tape, I prefer to use electrician’s tape for most of the things you listed. I find it easier to deal with, comes on a smaller role, and seems to work just as well, though, it isn’t as sticky as duct tape.

    I find that duct tape crinkles too much, is often too thick, and leaves a very sticky residue when it comes off.


    • Andrew
      17th March 2010 at 10:16 pm #

      It’s certainly true that duct tape can leave a sticky residue. If you plan to do a ‘proper’ repair, I think it’s better to do it sooner rather than later!

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