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  • FunkyDunc
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    Obviously wasn’t too expensive because you bought it….

    Were you in desperate need of said tube? I’m guessing you must have been!

    Premier Icon Simon
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    What’s the going rate for a tube? I haven’t bought one in years…..

    mindmap3
    Member

    What brand was it? The last tubes that I bought should have been six quid each but they were on offer if you bought three.

    It does seem to be that five or six quid is now the going rate.

    FunkyDunc – Member

    Obviously wasn’t too expensive because you bought it….

    Someone feeling a bit snippy this Sunday evening?

    Premier Icon andytherocketeer
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    My last were €3.50 (branded too)
    Way cheaper than a bottle of goo.

    boxfish
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    3 Contis for a tenner at my LBS

    orangeboy
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    Some conti road tubes are £10 rrp
    And most 29er tubes are 7-8

    carlphillips
    Member

    On-one less than £2.

    bellys
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    £4 each from tesco Was the last one I got. It’s still doing its job 12mth on.

    Premier Icon nickjb
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    £4 each in tesco. 3 for £6.50 in Wilkinson’s.

    Any bike shop people willing to pass on the wholesale price? It was about 60p at my lbs 15 years ago.

    £1 in poundland believe it or not.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    What’s the going rate for a tube?

    It’s a complex function relating to where you are, how much riding you have left to do and how sunny it is with an extra splash of whats in your wallet.

    Premier Icon ibnchris
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    Is it me or is £8.49 a bit steep? I made some (admittedly not very funny) comment asking what it did that a normal tube didn’t and got some kind of grunt in response…it was a no name tube by the way…

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    29er tubes 3 for £10 in my LBS, £8 each?? I’d have walked home

    Premier Icon Matt24k
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    rOcKeTdOg – Member

    29er tubes 3 for £10 in my LBS, £8 each?? I’d have walked home

    Really? I’d pay a fiver for the to ride my bike home rather than push it. I must have more money than sense or maybe less time than money.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Any bike shop people willing to pass on the wholesale price? It was about 60p at my lbs 15 years ago.

    I used to get some at better than shop rates unboxed as they were for the hire fleet. However they were apparently not able to sell the unboxed cheaper ones to the general public as they did not have the info from the box or something like that.

    I once sold a tube to a guy in Morzine for 10 Euros including use of a track pump, he was very happy about not having to take lifts up and down for an hour to get another tube.

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    Trade on tubes used to be circa £1

    Premier Icon ibnchris
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    Start of an all day ride on the flinty downs so unfortunately no other option really (other than being better prepped before any of you jump in…) To be honest, I’m not too fussed paying out for my own lack of organisation but I’d at least expected a quiet ‘sorry about that…’ Rather than the implication that it was totally reasonable.

    Premier Icon Scapegoat
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    So a far more honest reply would have been “that’ll be 8.49 for the poorly prepared, now bend over.”

    Premier Icon Matt24k
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    I bet the bloke who sold it to you was smiling on the inside.
    Probabbly laughing his arse off 😆

    lasty
    Member

    Last time I bought some , ten contis for 30 quid off ebay 😉

    ska-49
    Member

    £5 is the most I’ve ever paid and that was for specialized (26”, 29”). Fairly annoyed with that to be honest. Found some online for £2.56 and they last just as long (funnily enough).

    tonyd
    Member

    I bought a job lot from CRC about 8 years ago, 10 for £15 or something silly. I still have about 4 new ones left! Some of the others are quite patchy though, and one of them became a patch donor.

    mrmonkfinger
    Member

    Was the dead one also unrepairable or are you a repair kit refusenik?

    antigee
    Member

    I’d have walked home

    I’d have offered to nip round his house mow his lawn – charge him for it, cup of tea and quickie with his wife, stuff the grass in the outer then ride home

    some extra exercise, some self sufficiency and a few quid up the deal

    jk1980
    Member

    I’ve only ever bought strong, more expensive tubes eg the maxxis free ride ones or I’ve got an mx style one on my dh bike. Both were around £12 each but I’ve not had a puncture for about 10 years on them, touch wood.

    So the amount you’ve paid for an unbranded one does sound a bit steep to me

    wordnumb
    Member

    I blame inflation.

    djtom
    Member

    I blame inflation.

    Very good 🙂

    Premier Icon BigDummy
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    The value to me of not having a day on the bike ruined is about £200.

    If it comes in at £8.49 that represents a massive bargain. 😀

    stufive
    Member

    £5.00 round here for spesh tubes

    fingerbike
    Member

    How much was a puncture repair kit?

    Fill the tyre with grass next time (takes a while and doesn’t ride that great) it’ll at least get you home without destroying the rim.

    When I used to run tubes I’d just find the cheapest place for Conti tubes online (normally about £3.50) and buy about 4 of them.

    sbd16v
    Member

    with 29ers and tubeless I expect the price of 26 inch tubes now falls into the niche/vintage marcket so there bound to be more expensive.

    Premier Icon Bolt
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    Just back from ValD’sere thought I would nip in and get a spare tube before going up the lift.
    They only stocked maxxis freeride tubes for the princly sum of €19.99!!

    Made do with the puncture repair kit I had.

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