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    Bad Tubes

    Anyone ever get bad tubes from the store? I mean tubes w/imperfections in them that have to be patched..

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    If that wasn't a refund/exchange issue, I don't know what is.

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    It happens to me all the time. Sometimes though it takes several rides before I discover the defect.
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    is it common or a once ina while thing/

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    is this something you discover before or after you put the tire/tube on the rim?

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    it was after I put it in the tire. But every other tube I've bought I've never had a problem with.

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    Yup. Just got some Vittoria Latex tubes from Nashbar that two out of three mounted failed before being ridden--at all. I've seen similar reports on other forums. PRobably explains why they were on sale. In any case, it's pretty hard to show a tube is defective after mounting and mounting is a requirement to find out it is defective. The original catch-22. Tubes are cheap, live and learn.
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    Sometimes I buy new tubes, install them on my bike and then put my old one in the box and return it to the shop claiming I bought the wrong size.
    I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused those that subsequently purchased my used tubes.

    Enjoy

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