Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 17 of 17
  1. #1
    モㄥ工匕モ 爪モ爪乃モ尺 evilcryalotmore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    LA San Gabriel, California
    My Bikes
    Custom frame
    Posts
    2,135
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    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.

  2. #2
    i smell bacon yummygooey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    My Bikes
    GT Edge Ti, Spooky Skeletor, Soma Grand Randonneur, TET Track, Trek 6500 MTB
    Posts
    5,597
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    // yummygooey

  3. #3
    モㄥ工匕モ 爪モ爪乃モ尺 evilcryalotmore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    LA San Gabriel, California
    My Bikes
    Custom frame
    Posts
    2,135
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Oh sweet, Price point its awesome.

  4. #4
    I Like to Bike youngandcurious's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    556
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by yummygooey View Post
    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"
    Quote Originally Posted by mikeetow View Post
    id ride it. after making it a fixed gear

  5. #5
    i smell bacon yummygooey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    My Bikes
    GT Edge Ti, Spooky Skeletor, Soma Grand Randonneur, TET Track, Trek 6500 MTB
    Posts
    5,597
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    d00d mah b. I just got negative street cred for that one, brah.
    // yummygooey

  6. #6
    Pants are for suckaz HandsomeRyan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Mt. Airy, MD
    My Bikes
    Hardtail MTB, Fixed gear, and Commuter bike
    Posts
    2,579
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  7. #7
    %#&*#%>?% Build your own's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Mass
    My Bikes
    Pake,Shogun,Nishiki,Motobecane
    Posts
    845
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    +1 Patchkit is way cheaper than bulk tubes

  8. #8
    :)
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    duluth
    My Bikes
    '07 Pista, '09 Fantom Cross Uno, '8? Miyata, '67 Stingray, '0? Zoo mod trials, Tallbike, Chopper, '73 Schwinn Collegiate, '67 Triumph Chopper, '69 CB350, '58 BSA Spitfire, '73 CB450
    Posts
    3,391
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Santaria View Post
    because physics has more street cred than tarckstars.

  9. #9
    Senior Member rustybrown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    DeSouf
    Posts
    2,143
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ianjk View Post
    Truth. Once the patches start overlapping, it is time for a new tube.
    Troof. Then it's probably time for fresh lips, as well.

  10. #10
    THE STUFFED Leukybear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Sandy Eggo, CA
    My Bikes
    Sworks Venge; Kona Paddywagon; Ibis Mojo SL-R
    Posts
    10,180
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    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....

  11. #11
    Senior Member vw addict's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    East coast
    My Bikes
    Specialized Tarmac Expert, Cannondale R700, Specialized Langster, Iron Horse Hollowpoint Team, Schwinn Homegrown
    Posts
    2,678
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    there is a difference though because that extra weight will directly correlate with how many chicks huff your dongus.

  12. #12
    Senior Member rustybrown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    DeSouf
    Posts
    2,143
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just got a lot of old tubes from the LBS to make a belt and wallet. Hot summer fashion.

  13. #13
    モㄥ工匕モ 爪モ爪乃モ尺 evilcryalotmore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    LA San Gabriel, California
    My Bikes
    Custom frame
    Posts
    2,135
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  14. #14
    Senior Member RunningPirate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Millbrae, CA
    My Bikes
    1970? Dawes Galaxy, 1992 Biscayne Lazer, 1999 Specialized FSR Elite, 2011 Raleigh Record Ace
    Posts
    579
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by vw addict View Post
    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...)
    There's nothing for you to see here...just move along, now...

  15. #15
    Pants are for suckaz HandsomeRyan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Mt. Airy, MD
    My Bikes
    Hardtail MTB, Fixed gear, and Commuter bike
    Posts
    2,579
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore View Post
    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.

  16. #16
    Senior Member vw addict's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    East coast
    My Bikes
    Specialized Tarmac Expert, Cannondale R700, Specialized Langster, Iron Horse Hollowpoint Team, Schwinn Homegrown
    Posts
    2,678
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by RunningPirate View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    there is a difference though because that extra weight will directly correlate with how many chicks huff your dongus.

  17. #17
    :)
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    duluth
    My Bikes
    '07 Pista, '09 Fantom Cross Uno, '8? Miyata, '67 Stingray, '0? Zoo mod trials, Tallbike, Chopper, '73 Schwinn Collegiate, '67 Triumph Chopper, '69 CB350, '58 BSA Spitfire, '73 CB450
    Posts
    3,391
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by evilcryalotmore View Post

    and its just nasty to patch, And easy to just use new tubes.
    Nasty? Curious, do you lube your own chain/bearings?
    Quote Originally Posted by Santaria View Post
    because physics has more street cred than tarckstars.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •