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Old 03-14-11, 07:02 PM   #1
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Wholesale tubes...?

Does anyone remember the link or wholesale seller for tubes?

It was 40dollars for 100 tubes or something...

I'm going to go to the LBS see what he can get me at bulk. Or what wholesale sellers from china can get.

Im pretty intrested in bulk buying tubes. Maybe we can set up a group buy later on.
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Old 03-14-11, 07:03 PM   #2
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You can get $2 tubes from PricePoint:

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/174...-Set-of-10.htm

That's cheaper than 40 tubes for $100. The downside is that they only come in standard valve lengths, and all of us fixsters need super duper long valves to clear our deep bling street cred rims.
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Oh sweet, Price point its awesome.
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Old 03-14-11, 07:09 PM   #4
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You can get $2 tubes from PricePoint:

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/174...-Set-of-10.htm

That's cheaper than 40 tubes for $100. The downside is that they only come in standard valve lengths, and all of us fixsters need super duper long valves to clear our deep bling street cred rims.
What are these "rims" there called "lips"
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Old 03-14-11, 08:31 PM   #5
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d00d mah b. I just got negative street cred for that one, brah.
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What are you doing that you need this many tubes?! Learn to patch tubes and 2 or 3 tubes can last your for years and years.
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+1 Patchkit is way cheaper than bulk tubes
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What are you doing that you need this many tubes?! Learn to patch tubes and 2 or 3 tubes can last your for years and years.
Truth. Once the patches start overlapping, it is time for a new tube.
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Truth. Once the patches start overlapping, it is time for a new tube.
Troof. Then it's probably time for fresh lips, as well.
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Like said above, patch your own tubes!!! You don't even need a patch kit... if you're actually on the cheap, all you would need is a donor tube (preferably that's unsalvageable after a blow out or something) and some real rubber cement (not elmers!). Just cut a circular shaped patch and roughen up the bottom of the patch and apply it like you would do with a real patch....
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I hate patching tubes, I never do it. I keep all my punctures in a bucket and give them to Boy Scouts when they come around.
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I just got a lot of old tubes from the LBS to make a belt and wallet. Hot summer fashion.
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I've been patching the crap out of everything. But when people come over they always buy the patches and its alot easier and less time consoming to sell out tubes that are 20 dollars for 10 then patches for 5 dollars.

and its just nasty to patch, And easy to just use new tubes.
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I hate patching tubes, I never do it. I keep all my punctures in a bucket and give them to Boy Scouts when they come around.
What, um, do the Boy Scouts do with them? (I'd never heard of this before...)
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I've been patching the crap out of everything. But when people come over they always buy the patches and its alot easier and less time consoming to sell out tubes that are 20 dollars for 10 then patches for 5 dollars.

and its just nasty to patch, And easy to just use new tubes.
I'm not sure I understood any of your reply? Who is "always buying the patches" (you work at a shop)? And if they are paying $5 for patches that should be costing you like 6 a piece that has to be a better money maker than $2 tubes. If your patches are ending up 'nasty' you are doing it wrong.
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What, um, do the Boy Scouts do with them? (I'd never heard of this before...)
They come by and take them (for free) and patch them for themselves. Then they have free spares when they go on their bike trips. My way to give back to the community sorta. And I usually give them patch kits for free too.
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and its just nasty to patch, And easy to just use new tubes.
Nasty? Curious, do you lube your own chain/bearings?
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