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2017-05-22 7:50 AM

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Subject: Clincher Tubes
Looking for a good source for tubes and CO2. Changed my 5th flat of the season yesterday and it's becoming very expensive. Two of the flats were my fault, completely, however the other 3 were out of my control. I know I can go to the bike shop and get them but at almost $7 for the specialized ones they sell plus the CO2 for them, it's starting to wear on my bank account. Is there a good online retailer who sells good quality tubes for a good price??


2017-05-22 8:21 AM
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Subject: RE: Clincher Tubes
I buy tubes & tires from probikekit.com, they periodically have pretty great deals when you buy several at a time.

For CO2, I do a bulk order from Amazon every few years and get them for around $1.00 a piece. You typically have to by 30 or 50 to get them that cheap, but they don't go bad.
2017-05-22 9:48 AM
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I stock up when they are on sale at LBS. They go on sale now and then 3 for $12
2017-05-22 9:54 AM
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Subject: RE: Clincher Tubes
I think a bigger question is why so many flats in the first place. To me it sounds like you have something going wrong with your rim tape, tube installation, PSI etc.
2017-05-22 10:15 AM
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Subject: RE: Clincher Tubes

Originally posted by ThomasGerlach ProTri I think a bigger question is why so many flats in the first place. To me it sounds like you have something going wrong with your rim tape, tube installation, PSI etc.

 

Yep that was my thoughts too.  My uncle cycled from Canada to Mexico without  a single flat. I haven't had a flat in over a year (knock on wood).  

There has to be a bomb proof training tire out there if what save you money on C02 and tubes if what you have isn't working for your road conditions.

2017-05-22 10:33 AM
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Subject: RE: Clincher Tubes
I agree, it's a lot of flats. First one was a spoke broke and punctured the tube. Replaced that one (and the spoke) with a crappy slime filled one that was I think 3 years old. Got about 25 miles on it before it popped, found out I pinched it when I put it on. Put another one of the crappy slime filled ones on (it's what I had), may have over inflated that one and had it explode before I even got it on the bike :D. The last 2 have been similar instances where I was trapped and couldn't move out of the way of a road hazard safely. The other thing to mention is these have all been on 2 different bikes, and not always the same tire. The last two were on fronts while the first 3 were one rear. I have checked tape and tires to insure there are no issues with them.


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