This story starts with a broken bicycle, and reminds me a bit of how Post-Its were invented.
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Richard Brooks is an avid downhill mountain biker, and in the field he continually encountered problems with the chainstay on his bike. Brooks also happens to work for Watts Urethane Products, and as Head of Innovations, has access to resources that allowed him to invent a solution.
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Brooks came up with Adventure Tape, a polyurethane-based, adhesive-free tape that has an incredible amount of utility:
I like the fact that it's washable and reusable, unlike duct tape, and of course doesn't leave any residue. Nearly 600 Kickstarter backers agree, as it's just passed its funding goal. If you'd like some for yourself, there are still 15 days left to pledge, and there are still some Early Bird three-packs available for $24.