- Query on road inner tubes
Bit specific, but does anyone know any good deals on reasonably light tubes at the moment, that absolutely definitely do not have removable valve cores? I had a very irritating situation on Sunday – squeezing in a ride when short of time, got a flat so swapped the tube.
The only problem was that the pump I had with me was a Lezyne with a threaded hose, and my spare was a removeable valve core tube… You can see where this is going! By the time I’d tried twice to inflate and remove the pump without dumping all the air, I had to curtail my ride and wait for someone else to pass with a pump I could actually use!
So, I’m thinking I will reboot my tubes arrangement, no removeable cores allowed!Posted 3 years agobigdaddyMember
I had this very situation last week with a new pump – should’ve learned the lesson to use the pump before needing it on my commute miles from anywhere, and not then get stuck dumping air from the valve core… Managed to get it to 40 psi ish and got to work, not happy!Posted 3 years ago
wilburt, cheers – good tip now ordered.
lerk – it has a bleed button on the hose but that wasn’t helping, I wasn’t even doing the hose thread up that tight, but the core was too loose and nothing I had on me (with chilly hands as well!) would get the core any tighter 😡Posted 3 years agomrblobbyMember
Michelin latex tubes from Decathlon. They definitely don’t have removable cores, nor do the standard Air Comps.
Ah that would have been my answer. And probikekit usually do reasonable deals on bundles. Annoyingly found out they don’t have a removable core when I went to put a valve extender on one. Had to get some vittoria latex ones to use instead.Posted 3 years ago
Further update on this – I emailed Planet X yesterday to ask about the removability of cores in their lightweight tubes (currently 99p) – they got in too late to beat Wiggle to the business, but I have a hot off the press reply confirming that they also have a fixed core, so buy with confidence Lezyne pump users! 😆Posted 3 years agoSundayjumperSubscriber
Of no help whatsoever, but I had some cheapy tubes from OnOne about 18 months ago and they were utter rubbish, kept puncturing on their own, on the inside side nearest the rim. Went back to Spesh / Conti as I’d always used before and all fine again.
Conti Supersonics on my best bike.Posted 3 years ago
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