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    Best place to get tubes?

    Been looking for lightweight tubes. Either latex or butyl. Anybody have a good online source?

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    try this link for search results

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    Wow!
    How did you do that?
    Do you think there's a magic link that would help find a good place to buy toilet paper?
    Or a good place to find a midget Asian escort for Saturday night?

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    You guys crack me up. I will post a good deal when I find it, unless someone nice knows of a good deal and posts it first.

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    "good deal on tubes" is an awfully generic request...if you gave more details about your needs, e.g., latex or butyl, lightweight, stem length, etc...you might get some useful responses.

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    Scouting a good deal on tubes seems like a fruitless quest. If you were trying to find a good deal on a specific wheelset, that would be understandable considering you could save hundreds of dollars, but for tubes it's overkill. Expect to pay $4-6 each for butyl tubes.

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    Try buying local. Just a thought.

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    The local bike shops here charge $10-$12 for a decent tube. I usually get a bunch from Performance when they go on sale, but a bunch of their "Forte" tubes failed on me last year, so I gave up on them. Ended up buying 4 Michelin Airstop butyl tube with 52mm presta stem for $6 each shipped (Amazon). This had as much to do with saving time and gas by buying online as making a deal, but saving $16 ain't bad either.

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    From a Canadian perspective, I'd say get down to Mountain Equipment Coop and buy their ordinary butyl inners at $4. I got a pair of the Continental Ultralights, with 60mm valve, at $12 each, along with a pair of MEC's 60mm tubes as spares, then went home and weighed 'em.

    Contis: 76g MECs: 82g

    Seriously, for an expendable like this, you're not getting much value for the 6 gram difference spread around the perimeter of the tire.

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    LBS. Are you seriously that strapped for cash?

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonaway427 View Post
    LBS. Are you seriously that strapped for cash?
    Hhmmm? Why you even bothered writing it?

    Never mind.....carry on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcgriz View Post
    Hhmmm? Why you even bothered writing it?

    Never mind.....carry on...
    Ditto. But it's my fault for not asking on "Hot Deals".

    FWIW, Glory Cycles has a nice deal on the Vittoria latex tubes, Buy 5 Get 1 Free, but the shipping killed the deal. Still, if you're placing an order big enough for free shipping, you might want to add the tubes to your order.

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    I buy from PricePoint when I'm ordering other stuff (s/h costs). My last order the 5packs were cheaper than the 10pack of tubes at ~$12 for 5. They often have free shipping.
    Otherwise, 1 of my local shops has the J&B house brand tubes for $3-4 each, which all the other shops charge $6+ for.

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    Today's email blast from jensonusa is touting a nice tube sale FWIW
    Last edited by carlislegeorge; 03-19-2013 at 01:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlislegeorge View Post
    Today's email blast from jensonusa is touting an annual tube sale FWIW
    It was worth me getting a bunch of tubes! Thanks.
    I ride mostly in the honorable pursuit of being kissed on both cheeks at the same time by one blond and one brunette. But not redheads, they scare me.

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