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Old 10-18-10, 09:20 AM   #1
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Idiot tube question

I just bought a trek 8000 and it had road tires on it. I have the dirt tires but it only came with , one tube. I went to wall mart and bought a tube but the stem is old school and huge, my trek takes the small stems like new road bikes.

Is there a big store I can get a tube at, or do only bike shops sell them?
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If you know the answer will you please respond? I would love to get out of the house right away
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You might be able to find it at a box store but a bike store will definitely have what you're looking for.
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You might be able to find it at a box store but a bike store will definitely have what you're looking for.
bike stores don't open until late where I live darn. But thanks at least I wont go searching box stores.
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I get my tubes at REI. The skinny valves are called Presta, fat ones are Schraeder. It should be marked on the box.
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Drilling your rim is another option. Then you can use either.
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well, it's too late now, but for the future, to prevent this dilemma, you can:

1 - ride tubeless! or
B - always ALWAYS keep a spare tube or two around.
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whats an idot tube?
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Drilling your rim is another option. Then you can use either.
Great idea!!

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well, it's too late now, but for the future, to prevent this dilemma, you can:

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I get my tubes at REI. The skinny valves are called Presta, fat ones are Schraeder. It should be marked on the box.
Thanks man this is what I needed!!
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