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Curiously Good Sale Price on Tubes

Old 01-05-07, 05:03 PM
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Curiously Good Sale Price on Tubes

I came upon this amazingly good deal for tubes (if you're like me, you go through tubes pretty quickly).

They're Vittoria Ultralite Presta tubes, with a 42mm valve (medium length, long enough for semi-aero rims).

I haven't seen tubes that cheap since college, when all bike frames were made of steel and wore friction downtube shifters with pride.

I bought 30. Not sure why they're selling them so cheap, maybe as an incentive to shop for other things (worked on me—I dropped a Dura-Ace cassette into my shopping cart before checking out).
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Back when I bought the cheapest tubes I could find, I was going through tubes very quickly as well. Sometimes, I was going through four or five tubes a week.

Then, I tried something different. Buying the most expensive tubes I could find. Those are the Continental standard tubes. I have not replaced a tube in six months (knock on wood).

I am not familiar with the tubes you mentioned. But, I've learned the hard way....cheap stuff is usually cheap for a reason.
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Originally Posted by alanbikehouston
I am not familiar with the tubes you mentioned. But, I've learned the hard way....cheap stuff is usually cheap for a reason.
I hear what you're saying, but these are Vittoria brand. They usually sell for $6 per tube and up.
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I bought some, I love Vittoria tires, figure tubes would be ok too.
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Just got them for the heck of it. I did notcie they don't mention the actual size in the description. Watch them be 650's
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Are those different from these?
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Yeah... no size at all... not even width.
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They're 700x23c's with 42mm stems. The size was specified in the e-mail.
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Rock on. I usually get 3/10 at the LBS, and that's a good deal. I just bought twenty of the Vittorias.
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In for 20. I'll pick up in person (and check out the inventory at the same time).
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*so confused*

A bunch of people on the other thread swore up and down that these were the worst ever tubes etc etc. But you guys are eating them up. Somebody fess up!

What are your experiences with these tubes?

*Hate to buy 20 and then realize they are junk*
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Maybe I'll be riding by while you are changing these things at the side of the road. I'll be glad to loan you a proper tube.....
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I believe in running good quality tubes. I believe these should be good quality tubes. Right now I have Performance tubes as my backups. I can't really do much worse now can I.

That being said I am not too worried about it. I ride Michelin ProRace2s. 1 flat in 2 years...so far. At that rate I just bought myself a 20 year supply.
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