9. Electrical Tape

Electrical Tape

Naturally, electrical tape can be used to fix wiring issues. That’s what it’s designed for. However, electrical tape can be used for numerous other things. On trips, I have strapped broken turn signals back together. Then there was the time that the shifter nubbin vibrated off of a bike about 1,500 miles from home. I took a bolt and a pair of nuts and tightened them into place on the shifter lever. After wrapping the bolt with the better part of the entire roll of electrical tape, I had a shifter that didn’t cause me pain with every upshift for the remainder of the trip. And then there was the time that I was forced to use a paper napkin and electrical tape as a bandage on a nasty finger cut…