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Old 05-19-06, 08:45 AM   #1
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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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Old 05-19-06, 08:51 AM   #2
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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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Old 05-19-06, 08:59 AM   #3
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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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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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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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