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    What inner tubes do you use?

    Hello,

    What inner tubes do you all use? (brand, size) And what inner tube spare do you take with you? Is it the same or a different?

    I was riding on my Conti GP4000s with Michelin Aircomp 700x22-23mm and punctured a hole. I'm shopping for replacements and don't know if I should stick with the Aircomp or try another inner tube.

    So what do you use?

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    Whatever is in the right size on sale.
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    So what's on sale now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
    Whatever is in the right size on sale.
    this. currently I have Giant tubes from the LBS, its what they had in stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
    Whatever is in the right size on sale.
    exactly. if its a good enough sale i just buy a few extra.

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    Always readily available and I've had no real issues with punctures.


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    Why do you prefer 60mm long valve compared to a 40mm?

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    This is where I get mine....4 bucks a tube

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-NEW-700-x-...item20cef91e9c

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    I buy q-tubes, generally just reboxed / relabeled Kenda tubes. 700x23 with 60 or 80mm valve stems.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuBikes View Post
    Why do you prefer 60mm long valve compared to a 40mm?
    He probably has deeper wheels (say 40mm rims) so he doesn't has to use a valve extender
    You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuBikes View Post
    Hello,

    What inner tubes do you all use? (brand, size) And what inner tube spare do you take with you? Is it the same or a different?

    I was riding on my Conti GP4000s with Michelin Aircomp 700x22-23mm and punctured a hole. I'm shopping for replacements and don't know if I should stick with the Aircomp or try another inner tube.

    So what do you use?
    I really prefer the Michelin tubes. If you buy them 10 or 12 at a time you can get them for around $5 each. Well worth it over the cheap generic tubes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuBikes View Post
    Why do you prefer 60mm long valve compared to a 40mm?
    on a 32mm rim, the 40mm valve is barely long enough for my pump. 60mm just makes things easier

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    I tend to prefer Specialized tubes, but I've bought others on sale or when I couldn't find my preferred type. I don't have any bikes with deep section rims, so I try to find the tubes with the 32mm valves.
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    Small one is the spare, big one is on both front and rear wheels, 26/1.9 MAXXIS Larsen TT tires... http://s18.photobucket.com/user/wrxd...tml?sort=3&o=0
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuBikes View Post
    So what's on sale now?
    Cutters are dirt cheap at competitive cyclist right now.

    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/co...glue.3345.html

    edit: Scratch that, looks like they are out of road tubes.
    Last edited by triggahiccups; 05-23-13 at 10:33 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sosojeffcc View Post
    Always readily available and I've had no real issues with punctures.
    Performance has changed suppliers for their Forte tubes. The new ones seem to be ultra-suck. See the reviews. Used to be almost 100% positive. Now down to 56%. See also:
    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-*-amp-y-tubes!!!

    Presently I'm using Vredestein, though the valves can be troublesome. Schwalbe tubes have a very good reputation. For spares, I carry old patched Forte LunarLight. If you've already used a tube, you know it holds air, plus I like to carry ultra-light spare tubes.

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    Cheapest thing I can find online, haha. Locally it's Giant or Specialized.

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    I've been using these with good results:

    Nashbar 48mm Long Valve Presta Tube 700x19/26 $3.59

    or

    Nashbar 80mm Long Valve Presta Tube 700x19/26 $4.79

    Tough to beat those prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuBikes View Post
    Why do you prefer 60mm long valve compared to a 40mm?
    because my wheels are 38mm deep...

    Michelin AirComp here (for now) have been good to me, no flats since switching from tubeless, but am considering Conti Race Light to get removable valve stem cores (for adding sealant)...
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    Michelin Aircomp 700x22-23mm

    If you puncture too much, google "moving companies".

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    Once or twice a yr, the local perforrmance has a deal where they blow em out (no pun intended) for about 3 or 4 bucks. Forte brand. I usually buy 6-8 and they normally last me a long time

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    Look for sales.

    I took advantage of this sale at Art's Cyclery, to end up with 15 tubes at $3.65 each. I bought the water bottle to get the total above $50 for free shipping.

    Date: Wed, Mar 6, 2013 **
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    Product Name Order Alloc Price Total
    Road Inner Tube 5 Pack 700x20/28 32mm Prest 3 3 15.00 45.00
    15% Off Customer Appreciation Discount 1 1 -1.05 -1.05
    Art's 30th Water Bottle 22oz Purist Clear/R 1 1 6.99 6.99
    Sub Total = 50.94
    Sales Tax = 3.90
    Ship Via: UPS Ground = 0.00
    Payment Method: Paypal = 54.84
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    Quote Originally Posted by Genaro View Post
    Once or twice a yr, the local perforrmance has a deal where they blow em out (no pun intended) for about 3 or 4 bucks. Forte brand. I usually buy 6-8 and they normally last me a long time
    They also make puncture-resistant tubes that weigh something like 2 lbs each. Train on the for a while and your race wheels will feel buoyant.

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    Performance opened a new store on the north side of Indy a couple of years ago and were selling their tubes for a buck each, so I bought the limit. They then opened a store on the south side not too long after and did the same, so I did the same. I'm still working through those.
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    i don't use them at all on either of my bikes

    but if i did i would just buy the ones that are on sale, that aren't heavy as ****

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