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    deal on tubes?

    I hate paying around $7 a tube at the lbs - I see Nashbar has them for under $4. Is there a difference, or do you'all buy them at places like Nashbar and Performance, and the tubes last just fine, compared to lbs tubes?

    Where do you purchase YOUR tubes? (700 x 28C)

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    $7 for a tube? thats outrageous. you're getting mugged at your lbs.

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    Any any of the 4 LBS I can get tubes for under $4. Personally I can't tell the difference in tubes. They all flat.

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    7 on a tube wow your getting ripped. Ive never payed over 4 and i have no issue with them. Theres only so much you can do with a tube

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    I've never noticed any difference between a tube from nashbar, LBS, or walmart.

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    I wate for Preformance to put them on sale, and buy several.

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    The tubes my LBS sells for $5 each can be had at JensonUSA for $2 each, or 10 for $17. Just gotta wait to piggyback them onto a larger order to knock down the shipping.
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    US$ 7 at your LBS is a ripoff. US$ 5 is what I pay for either a road or MTB tube. I'd start buying from a catalouge or website.
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    I pay 2.50 for a long stemed 700cc 23 tube...

    I go through so many that I need to get them cheep and patch them

    BTW my LBS charges 5 for a normal tube, 7 for a heavy duty version.
    Just your average club rider... :)

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    $4-$6 at LBS, $1-$2 at the annual swap meet in Seattle.
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    When is the swap meet anyway?

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    Haven't heard a date yet for 05 but it's usually end of February or sometime in March.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gadfly
    When is the swap meet anyway?
    Swap meet- (n) a special flea market catering to one intrest
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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