After some off road riding last month, my Tikit suffered a front tire puncture. It was the slowest of leaks but eventually, the tire was flat one morning. For some reason, I have used up all my 16" tubes and hence had to patch the tube.
Close inspection revealed lots of tiny prickles that have pierced through the Kojak and I had to take a tweezer to remove at least 7-8 of those nasties. When I eventually had to patch the tube, there were 3 leaks and hence required 3 patches. Anyone who first see the very patched up tube will say I'm a Cheap Charlie but I rather be known as one than not being able to ride my Tikit!