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Old 07-15-05, 05:55 AM   #1
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tubes?

do different brands(Animal, CST, etc) make a difference?
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Old 07-15-05, 06:16 AM   #2
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tere tubes...


you pop them, you buy new ones...


no not really....
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Old 07-15-05, 12:33 PM   #3
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well there are differnt sizes, thicknesses, and different valves. i think only snafu makes their own tubes, i mean i havent seen any other than bell, danscomp's, and snafu's choob tube.
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Old 07-15-05, 01:07 PM   #4
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Wal-Mart - $1.50 - 20x1.75
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Old 07-19-05, 09:02 AM   #5
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Lol i got mine from walmart and they suck, Alright like once a week i pop them and then i went to a bike shop and got some and they havent popped yet. It was the ones that the bike shop made, not any fancey brand or anything like that, just eddies tubes (or somthing)
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Old 07-19-05, 09:04 AM   #6
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and WOW im a senior member yet still... A NEWB, NOOB, NUB, NOOBLET, IV BEEN NOOBELIZED, NEW, NEWBIE, NOOBIE (what ever you whanna call it)
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Old 07-19-05, 10:21 AM   #7
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It was the ones that the bike shop made, not any fancey brand or anything like that, just eddies tubes (or somthing)
So it was the same tubes that they sell at Walmart, probably made in the same factory, except in a box with your LBS' name on it?
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Old 07-20-05, 07:23 PM   #8
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my choobs lasted me five months.
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Old 07-21-05, 01:18 AM   #9
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Here we go again. Beerman, BMXTRIX, Snazz, - who makes the tubes? Is it Cheng Shin, or does IRC make tubes too?
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Old 07-21-05, 11:28 AM   #10
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It's probably Shim Sham.
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I seem to remember there were only two major tube manufacturers, both in Asia, but I could be wrong about that. I think even like the Bontrager ultralight road tubes roll off the same factory line. Rubber is rubber, man. You're better off worrying about headset spacers.

I *do* wish I could get presta tubes in 20x1.75, schrader stems don't last long at 120psi.
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Old 07-21-05, 02:42 PM   #12
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If Torelli made BMX tubes, we'd all be set.
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Old 07-21-05, 02:51 PM   #13
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If Torelli made BMX tubes, we'd all be set.
I'm still looking for a way to put sew-ups on my Quamen.
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Old 07-21-05, 02:56 PM   #14
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Glue on tires only belong on plastic bikes.
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I must now go to work and send the world large blocks of 98.7% pure aluminium. I'd rather be home selling bike parts online, but the pay's not too bad. Oh well.
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all i can say for innertubes is 1. I have the $hittyest luck for innner tubes so I had to start buying extra thick tubes more exspencive but lot cheaper in the long run.
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Slime tubes. Them mofos got me home even though i blew the sh1t our of my tire.
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i had slime tubes on my redline but that didnt last long when my grandpa mowed the lawn and shot a bunch of stickersinto the street it drained all the slime before it could take affect
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tomarrow im going to bikesource and getting me some of that simple green stuff for my rims and getting some new tubs and some slime for em
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Slime should not work - Most tubes pop because the tire is old and worn which easily allows thorns through or (more likely) you run 40PSI in the tubes or less instead of 60+ PSI which keeps you rolling smooth and helps to reject pinch flats and typical road crud.
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some kid told me about these tubes that aren't round, they are straight. both ends are sealed so you can put a new tube in without taking the tire off
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I *do* wish I could get presta tubes in 20x1.75, schrader stems don't last long at 120psi.
You can use a 1.5 tube in a wider tire like 1.85... maybe 2.1, but definitely the 1.85. I have used smaller tubes for years with no issues. One pop every couple of years... maybe. They do have 20x1.5" tubes available.
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You can use a 1.5 tube in a wider tire like 1.85... maybe 2.1, but definitely the 1.85. I have used smaller tubes for years with no issues. One pop every couple of years... maybe. They do have 20x1.5" tubes available.
Dude, that's right! For recumbents; I keep trying to forget those stupid things exist. I'm running 1.85 tires on the flatland bike; those are the ones that keep popping. I'll look into it.
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Any tube shoudl work as long as its 20".
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Any tube shoudl work as long as its 20".
Wrong you are, m'boy! Go try putting 20x1 3/8 tubes in your tires.
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