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Which inner tubes?

joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
edited May 2013 in Road buying advice
Need to buy a spare, what does everyone use. Are there any to avoid at all costs?

700x23.

Cheers.

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  • iPipiPip Posts: 90
    I've generally stuck with Continentals, but after spending 40mins trying to repair a puncture at the weekend (in the rain!) because every time I unscrewed my pump the valve core came out with it, I'm now looking for an alternative.
    /end_rant
    Regards
    Pip

    Cube Agree GTC Pro
    Boardman Hybrid Comp
    Voodoo Bantu
  • Get sum Latex
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  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Get sum Latex

    And the inner tubes?
  • sungodsungod Posts: 15,260
    conti race 28

    don't forget to tighten the valves, they're shipped a bit loose :)
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • dowtchadowtcha Posts: 440
    11 pounds for 6 lifeline
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/lifeline-essent ... es-6-pack/

    25 pounds for 10.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-x-Continen ... 53e77a3ee4

    I use the lifeline with no problems .
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Lol, I only need one!
  • dowtchadowtcha Posts: 440
    Joelsim wrote:
    Lol, I only need one!

    Last of the big spenders.
  • canny_ladcanny_lad Posts: 329
    Onza, £2.49 from Evans :)
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    I Wiggled a Conti 28. Just the one, mind...
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Dowtcha wrote:
    Joelsim wrote:
    Lol, I only need one!

    Last of the big spenders.

    It's a spare to put in my bag. If I get visited twice by the p fairies then I will have to use my repair kit at the side of the road.
  • mitchgixer6mitchgixer6 Posts: 729
    Surely you're not that tight? Do yourself a favour and splash out on 2 tubes and carry them BOTH as spares when you're out. Believe me if you're at the side of the road using your repair kit you'll be wishing you'd spend that extra few £ on a second tube. You can never have enough tubes.....
  • murf1480murf1480 Posts: 117
    http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/TUP ... inner_tube

    Just waiting for these to be delivered
  • charlie_potatoescharlie_potatoes Posts: 1,917
    murf1480 wrote:


    I have got some of these. Do the job fine.
    Lightweight for the price :)
    "You really think you can burn off sugar with exercise?" downhill paul
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Surely you're not that tight? Do yourself a favour and splash out on 2 tubes and carry them BOTH as spares when you're out. Believe me if you're at the side of the road using your repair kit you'll be wishing you'd spend that extra few £ on a second tube. You can never have enough tubes.....

    Nothing to do with being tight, I am having to carry a 28 and a 23 tube around, plus my clothes etc for work and waterproofs. Bag only has limited room.
  • iPipiPip Posts: 90
    sungod wrote:
    conti race 28
    don't forget to tighten the valves, they're shipped a bit loose :)
    I like what you did there :wink:
    Regards
    Pip

    Cube Agree GTC Pro
    Boardman Hybrid Comp
    Voodoo Bantu
  • sungodsungod Posts: 15,260
    iPip wrote:
    sungod wrote:
    conti race 28
    don't forget to tighten the valves, they're shipped a bit loose :)
    I like what you did there :wink:

    i learned it the hard way, now my valves are *tight* !
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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