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Old 04-27-06, 09:39 AM   #1
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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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Old 04-27-06, 11:48 AM   #2
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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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Old 04-28-06, 06:43 AM   #4
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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.

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