Tub Repairs

Chip \'oyler
Chip \'oyler Posts: 2,323
edited March 2010 in Road buying advice
If any of you use the Holy Grail of tyre/wheel combo - but have suffered a puncture, then this guy can sort it for you

http://www.tubular-repairs.com/

I used him many years ago and when the tub came back you couldn't tell where he'd stitched it back!
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Comments

  • hopper1
    hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    Wow!... They still stitch them?
    Start with a budget, finish with a mortgage!
  • Pokerface
    Pokerface Posts: 7,960
    hopper1 wrote:
    Wow!... They still stitch them?

    How do you think they get the tubes inside??

    (And that's why they are often called sew-ups). Did you not know this!?
  • Lillywhite
    Lillywhite Posts: 742

    I used him many years ago and when the tub came back you couldn't tell where he'd stitched it back!

    Peter does an excellent job and has been providing this service for many years. Most experienced cyclists won't, however, use a repaired tub in a road race or time trial preferring to leave them for training purposes only.
  • hopper1
    hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    Pokerface wrote:
    hopper1 wrote:
    Wow!... They still stitch them?

    How do you think they get the tubes inside??

    (And that's why they are often called sew-ups). Did you not know this!?

    I did, yes.
    But not having looked at a tub for quite a few years, except for the ones on my wheels :oops: I had thought that, like most things, technology had moved on!
    I'm glad they're still so simple :wink:
    Start with a budget, finish with a mortgage!
  • Chip \'oyler
    Chip \'oyler Posts: 2,323
    Lillywhite wrote:

    I used him many years ago and when the tub came back you couldn't tell where he'd stitched it back!

    Peter does an excellent job and has been providing this service for many years. Most experienced cyclists won't, however, use a repaired tub in a road race or time trial preferring to leave them for training purposes only.

    I used mine for racing afterwards with no problems. Probably because the repair looked so good.
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    What excellent thread timing!

    Got my first tub punckcha on Sat...
  • Chip \'oyler
    Chip \'oyler Posts: 2,323
    NapoleonD wrote:
    What excellent thread timing!

    Got my first tub punckcha on Sat...

    Get it sent!
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