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Who sells tyres unfolded when shipping?

rubezrubez Posts: 323
edited May 2014 in MTB buying advice
Where can I get tyres delivered without the company folding them over in a figure of 8 and ziptying them together?

That deforms the tyre permanently and makes it wobble, disgraceful practice.

Was looking for Magic Marys.

Thanks.
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Walk into a shop.
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  • rubezrubez Posts: 323
    Nearest place who sells these tyres is probably 70 miles away, I'm specifially asking for places who deliver them.

    Thanks for your characteristically useless answer though.
  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    rubez wrote:

    That deforms the tyre permanently and makes it wobble, disgraceful practice.

    No it doesnt, learn how to fit a tyre properly.

    everyone does it because it doesnt make a blind bit of difference to the tyre, if your tyre is genuinely deformed then it will be a manufacturing fault and needs to go back for a refund.

    Buy folding tyres if it upsets you so much
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  • rubezrubez Posts: 323
    Doesn't make a blind bit of difference?

    You are wong there.
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,790
    Buy folding tyres. The clue is in the name.
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  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    rubez wrote:
    Doesn't make a blind bit of difference?

    You are wong there.


    You are actually the one who's wrong on many levels.
  • lancewlancew Posts: 680
    RUBEZ IS BACK!

    You should get on your super strong rigid MTB and ride those 70 miles, making sure you take all the rocks you can for extra manliness points.

    For those of you that haven't experienced Rubez yet, he will ask an illogical question and berate you for answering with a logical answer.

    Case in point.
    viewtopic.php?f=20005&t=12959817
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  • rubezrubez Posts: 323
    :roll:

    Do the do knobby tyres in folding variety?

    Not Magic Marys...
  • lancewlancew Posts: 680
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  • Chunkers1980Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    Slicks take more skill off road - surely that's for you?
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    rubez wrote:
    :roll:

    Do the do knobby tyres in folding variety?

    Not Magic Marys...
    Er yes.

    Next.
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  • rubezrubez Posts: 323
    I have the option of a refund or pay a little extra for delivery unfolded.

    Was a manufacturing defect likelier than defect by prolonged constrainment?

    What do you think?
  • jimothy78jimothy78 Posts: 1,407
    rubez wrote:
    Do [they] do knobby tyres in folding variety?

    Not Magic Marys...

    Wrong again:
    http://nextdaytyres.co.uk/details.aspx/ ... MTB-26/356
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    rubez wrote:
    I have the option of a refund or pay a little extra for delivery unfolded.

    Was a manufacturing defect likelier than defect by prolonged constrainment?

    What do you think?
    The possibility of user error exists.
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  • rubezrubez Posts: 323
    edited April 2014
    jimothy78 wrote:
    rubez wrote:
    Do [they] do knobby tyres in folding variety?

    Not Magic Marys...

    Wrong again:
    http://nextdaytyres.co.uk/details.aspx/ ... MTB-26/356

    That's where I got them. They only have wire in stock, good to know they exist though - but the folding variation seems to be twice the price :shock:

    User error is a possibility, but there is a definite visible deformity in the tyres, and after repeated attempts to install the tyre, the outcome is the exact same. So, that is unlikely.
  • welshkevwelshkev Posts: 9,690
    I like this thread already
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    welshkev wrote:
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  • WindyGWindyG Posts: 1,099
    welshkev wrote:
    I like this thread already

    I was thinking the exact same :D
  • Angus YoungAngus Young Posts: 3,063
    Once again rubes has a problem with something that everyone else gets along with just fine.

    You could, of course, dispense with tyres altogether and just run on the rims. Think how much extra control you'd have...

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  • rubezrubez Posts: 323
    So, no-one has ever had wobbly uneven tyres?

    nextdaytyres are sending out a new pair unfolded. Their site looks like censored , but customer service was rapid and obliging.
  • chrisw333chrisw333 Posts: 695
    Looking forward to the next installment already.

    Can we have photos please?
  • Lancew wrote:
    RUBEZ IS BACK!

    You should get on your super strong rigid MTB and ride those 70 miles, making sure you take all the rocks you can for extra manliness points.

    For those of you that haven't experienced Rubez yet, he will ask an illogical question and berate you for answering with a logical answer.

    Case in point.
    viewtopic.php?f=20005&t=12959817

    I've just spent the last 20mins reading through that thread in work. Absolute gold. Surely a WUM.
  • 97th choice97th choice Posts: 2,305
    chrisw333 wrote:
    Can we have photos please?


    No because none of this exists in reality.
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  • welshkevwelshkev Posts: 9,690
    You could, of course, dispense with tyres altogether and just run on the rims. Think how much extra control you'd have...

    I prefer to whittle mine out of wood and then cover them in an old innertube for grip, I can get the precise diameter and width I want then too and not have to put up with just a 2.1 or 2.5etc
  • rubezrubez Posts: 323
    chrisw333 wrote:
    Can we have photos please?


    No because none of this exists in reality.

    Oh, but it does.

    Wait for the finished article. You will miss me once it's all done.

    Been a bloody project so far, was supposed to be an off-the-shelf bike!

    And I will, of course, miss the biting "humour", too :shock:
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    I think you miss a lot, to be honest.
    I don't do smileys.

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  • JodyPJodyP Posts: 193
    Lancew wrote:
    RUBEZ IS BACK!
    Case in point.
    viewtopic.php?f=20005&t=12959817

    Wow :shock: that's a special thread.
  • welshkevwelshkev Posts: 9,690
    JodyP wrote:
    Lancew wrote:
    RUBEZ IS BACK!
    Case in point.
    viewtopic.php?f=20005&t=12959817

    Wow :shock: that's a special thread.

    I remember this thread but must not have read it all, brilliant :lol:
  • chrisw333chrisw333 Posts: 695
    rubez wrote:
    chrisw333 wrote:
    Can we have photos please?


    No because none of this exists in reality.

    Oh, but it does.

    Wait for the finished article. You will miss me once it's all done.

    Been a bloody project so far, was supposed to be an off-the-shelf bike!

    And I will, of course, miss the biting "humour", too :shock:

    Please don't go away Rubez, maybe you can build a road bike next? That should be good for a few more threads - weight really helps on downhill rolling speed...

    Or maybe discuss the merits of cycle specific clothing? If not, start a few threads in Crudcather.
  • apreadingapreading Posts: 4,533
    No - he would want a road bike without drop bars and without gears because they get in the way of pure cycling, but would refuse to look at single speed bikes because that is just a marketing gimmicky term and they should still be called road bikes so they cant be any good. Plus single speed wouldnt be any good for him because he doesnt always want to ride at one speed - he needs to be able to speed up and slow down at times. Plus nobody sells them with square wheels - not sure why as they give you so much more control...
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