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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Reno, NV
Bikes: Civia Hyland Rohloff, Swobo Dixon, Colnago, Univega
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Most bike shops do not fix tubes, they replace them in my experience. Sounds to me like they replaced the tube with a Slime tube. More expensive and probably more profitable to the shop. Either they did not remove the cause of the original flat from the tire or you got a new puncture while riding home.
I agree, learn to change tubes or fix flats yourself. A real money saver and you will not be stuck while out riding when you have another flat tire.
Gear Hubs Owned: Rohloff disc brake, SRAM iM9 disc brake, SRAM P5 freewheel, Sachs Torpedo 3 speed freewheel, NuVinci CVT, Shimano Alfine SG S-501, Sturmey Archer S5-2 Alloy. Other: 83 Colnago Super Record, Univega Via De Oro
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