So my new Noom shirt came today, and by the way I just love it. I thought, now is a great time to put my wheel back on my bike so I can stand next to it and take a picture with my Noom shirt on. I filled up the kitchen sink, grabbed the tube and pumped it up a bit so I could dunk it under water to find out if there is a hole or not so I can fix it. No holes, great! I go back out on the patio and find this (image above). The rim strip snapped.
Naturally, I googled it and found out that bike stores will give you a cheap rim strip that will over time become brittle and break, which is exactly what happened here. The good news is that I can buy a fabric rim strip which is obviously going to last longer.
I went to Nashbar.com which is where I buy all of my cycling accessories online, but they only have rubber rim strips. I went to Amazon and they have them really cheap, like $3 cheap. That’s not too bad. If they are that cheap on Amazon, I wonder if they will be around the same at the bike store. I will check and see when I have the money. I won’t be able to go out until I have a Co2 pump anyway, so I won’t worry about anything until I get my next check.