Re: Long trip planned-- advice welcome!
one thing I have done with duct tape is this. i have lined the rim with duct tape. this is NOT for reinforcing the tire walls. it is for extra protection between the spokeheads and the inner tube. my reason for doing this is because i had a problem once in the past with my spokeheads puncturing my tube. the duct tape also seems to slow the progression of rust. its just something i thought i would share. not saying its something everyone needs to do.