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    The deal on repairing flats....

    I just got a heads up on a worn tire with 3 flats on my commute home. Good practice, I replaced the tire the next day. Interesting though. I patched the punctured tubes and when I used them with the new tire they all leaked again. I spoke to my LBS and they said that the tubes used today are not made out of real rubber and any patch you use to reapir them can only be thought of as a temp fix to get home. WTF? They told me that I could special order some butyl rubber tubes online. Has anyone done this? Just asking.

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    Find a new LBS

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    What sort of patches are you using? Glueless junk falls into the category of get you home. But real glue patches are as good as they ever were. I'd mark this guy as a moron, or trying to sell you stuff. Or both.

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    were you using latex tubes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjamis75 View Post
    Find a new LBS
    n++;

    Unless these were latex tubes...

    =8-)
    4000+ wheels built since 1984...

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    1. I do not claim to be an expert in bicycle mechanics despite my experience.
    2. I like anyone will comment in other areas.
    3. I do not own the preexisting concepts of DISH and ERD.
    4. I will provide information as I always have to others that I believe will help them protect themselves from unscrupulous mechanics.
    5. My all time favorite book is:

    Kahane, Howard. Logic and Contemporary Rhetoric: The Use of Reason in Everyday Life

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