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    Where do you buy your 700x35-38 tubes?

    The store that I was buying from seems to no longer carry 700x35-38 tubes, and Performance's "Forte" tubes are abissmal.

    I'd like to find somewhere that has the Continental touring tubes or Schwalbe's, but lots of googling is producing nothing. Heeellllllllllppppppppppp please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fantom1 View Post
    The store that I was buying from seems to no longer carry 700x35-38 tubes, and Performance's "Forte" tubes are abissmal.

    I'd like to find somewhere that has the Continental touring tubes or Schwalbe's, but lots of googling is producing nothing. Heeellllllllllppppppppppp please!
    Got mine from Outside Outfitters online. Torrelli is the brand , that size not on thier website have to call. They sent me some though in that size for $4.50 for my new Surly LHT.
    Last edited by mwl6464; 08-28-08 at 08:23 AM.

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    REI: Presta Schrader

    Is there a noticeable difference between tube brands? I've always assumed they were probably all made in the same factory in Taiwan/China/Mexico and then packaged into different brand name boxes...
    Last edited by Skyler_WA; 08-27-08 at 10:07 PM.

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    I think some are made better than others. I've just had an amazingly high fail rate with the Forte tubes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyler_WA View Post
    REI: Presta Schrader

    Is there a noticeable difference between tube brands? I've always assumed they were probably all made in the same factory in Taiwan/China/Mexico and then packaged into different brand name boxes...

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    Wal-mart and most any other X-mart store if you can use shader valve tubes. 27X1.25 tubes work fine in fat 700c tires.
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    nashbar has em too.

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    Any time I order something from www.rivbike.com I always order a couple of tubes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fantom1 View Post
    some are made better than others. I've just had an amazingly high fail rate with the Forte tubes.
    I agree. My problems with Forte have been such that I don't ever use them anymore. Not sure what the exact problem is. I agree, they should all be pretty equal / similar / same factory / whatever, but my luck with Forte has been bad.

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    You can order them right from Schwalbe, and get new rim tape from them too.

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