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    velocity veloplugs

    anybody using them? opinions? there was a review on fgg a little bit back and they seem to be much nicer than rim tape but. . .
    do you ever get internal tube punctures from the area they don't cover?

    how much do they cost/where can i get them online?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaska
    anybody using them? opinions? there was a review on fgg a little bit back and they seem to be much nicer than rim tape but. . .
    do you ever get internal tube punctures from the area they don't cover?

    how much do they cost/where can i get them online?
    No problems yet; I've been using them on my race wheels this season so while they do get a lot of abuse they don't see a ton of mileage. No flats to speak of. I did sand the rim bed to get rid of any burrs before installing tire and tube, but no more than I would ordinarily. They seem like a good product, though they do fit Velocity's rims better than others (I have some Ritcheys and Spinergys they don't fit at all).

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    asleep at the wheel fixedpip's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by alaska
    how much do they cost/where can i get them online?
    Thats the main drawback of the plugs, they're a lot more expensive than rim strips and fit only certain brands of rims well.

    This place has 'em for 50c each, 48 for 16.80
    http://www.trisports.com/veve.html (never used these folks)

    BTW Velocity claim that they come in packets of 72 for retails sales and jars of a 1000 for shop use. So I guess these folks are just counting them out of the jar.

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    heh, like that info would fit here...
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    bags of 72 should cost 15-16$ at any bike shop that deals with velocity or has a qbp account. I have some, but haven't tried them out yet.

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    Esse Quam Videri daibutsusan73's Avatar
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    I threw some on my new wheels (Deep-V's) when I had my wheels built. I guess it's been a little over three months now and I've had no problems at all.

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