Patching Bike Tube

patching bike tube
  • Place a patch over (a good eye) in order to encourage a lazy eye to work
  • Correct, enhance, or modify (a routine or program) by inserting a patch
  • (patch) spot: a small contrasting part of something; "a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red"
  • (patch) to join or unite the pieces of; "patch the skirt"
  • Mend or strengthen (fabric or an item of clothing) by putting a piece of material over a hole or weak point in it
  • the act of mending a hole in a garment by sewing a patch over it
  • bicycle: a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
  • A bicycle or motorcycle
  • bicycle: ride a bicycle
  • motorcycle: a motor vehicle with two wheels and a strong frame
  • A long, hollow cylinder of metal, plastic, glass, etc., for holding or transporting something, chiefly liquids or gases
  • conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
  • The inner tube of a bicycle tire
  • Material in such a cylindrical form; tubing
  • provide with a tube or insert a tube into
  • convey in a tube; "inside Paris, they used to tube mail"
patching bike tube - Beyond Patching:
Beyond Patching: Faith and Feminism in the Catholic Church (Anthony Jordan Lectures)
Beyond Patching: Faith and Feminism in the Catholic Church (Anthony Jordan Lectures)
Here is a revised edition of a landmark text by one of our most distinguished authors and theologians. In Beyond Patching, Sandra Schneiders clarifies the language and concerns of feminist spirituality and effectively addresses the excruciating tensions that have arisen because of the sometimes morally unacceptable way that women are treated in the Church. She asserts that the current half-hearted attempts to "patch" things up must be replaced with a whole-hearted renewal, or the Church stands in danger of losing touch with many of its women.
Beyond Patching supports meaningful change by presenting the feminist theological agenda in a manner that does not undermine the foundations of Christian faith. It includes such fundamental theological problems as the function of scripture for women once its patriarchal and misogynist content has been identified, the spiritual struggle of women who feel alienated by the church, and Catholic feminism in relation to the larger feminist movement.
Beyond Patching is an excellent tool that not only gives hope to women but serves as a warning to Church authorities: just as an old garment can be beyond repair, so, too, the Church, in this case, is beyond patching.

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Story of the innertube as a histogram
Story of the innertube as a histogram
As an eco-geek, I try to reduce my waste. One such example is innertubes for my bike. Whenever I get a flat, I patch the tube. My tubes usually have about 9 patches before I retire them, and I choose to retire them only when they get a hole too large to repair. So, one weekend, I got a flat and repaired it, and I notices that the patches were not evenly distributed across the surface of the tube. In fact, there seemed to be a large cluster of them positioned diametrically from the valve. Something about the greater tire-tube-wheel-bike system was systematically producing flats, and I wanted to remove it. I reasoned that it couldn't be the tire, since the relative position of the tire to the tube is not repeatable -- in other words, each time I put the tire back on, any pointy things that may exist on the tire are pressing against a different point on the tube. However, the relative position of the tube to the wheel *is* repeatable, since the valve must always fit in the valve hole (actually, there are two orientations--clockwise and counter clockwise, but ignore that here). Sure enough, I "mapped" the position of the flats from the tube to the wheel, and found that by rim tape had gone bad. Three coats of electical tape fixed it up.
Stuff I Carry on the Bike
Stuff I Carry on the Bike
Since needing a wrench on one ride, and needing to change a flat on anothe I now carry all this in my rides. Now sure, I'm not being all "hipster minimalist" with my fixie, but there's nothing "hip" about having to take the subway home.

patching bike tube