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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 6:19 pm 
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I'm after some lightweight tubes for the almost ready Vit T2.
Thought i'd try here before eBay or the LBS.
Conti lites or Air-Bs would be nice but anything considered.
Cheers :!:


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 7:53 pm 
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This is what I use now..

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=18903

the only others are the maxxis flyweight.

Most other lightweight tubes are talking bolo x
Lighter to carry as a spare too :)


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 8:36 pm 
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Cheers gump, 100g is even lighter than I was thinking :!:

£10 though, i'll see if I can stretch to that...

[/counts pennies]


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 9:51 pm 
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thanks from me too. just what i've been looking for :D


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 10:12 pm 
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Buy a DIY tubeless kit.

Convert your existing rims/tyres to tubeless and save even more weight :)

About £15 per wheel and no more innertubes to buy... ever.


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 10:21 pm 
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The contis are cheaper here..

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDetail.a ... 5360007120

and here..

http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/acatalog/Tubes.html


depending whether you pay postage/spend more than £50 at the mo, just linked CRC as it was handy.

Also remove your rimtape and use leccy tape for the extra 20g :)



Russ, keep thinking of trying tubeless, but when you factor in the weight of goo and rimstrip needed, even with std tyres the savings not great, and everywhere I read it looks a total faff.
Have you tried?

If you use UST tyres there seems to be no weight saving either.. :?


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 10:31 pm 
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Sorry to hijack your thread but.... I had latex tubes back in the day- do these modern featherweight jobbies leak air eventually like those did? I had to inflate them every fortnight, can't really be bothered with that these days! :D


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 10:54 pm 
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gump wrote:

Russ, keep thinking of trying tubeless, but when you factor in the weight of goo and rimstrip needed, even with std tyres the savings not great, and everywhere I read it looks a total faff.
Have you tried?

If you use UST tyres there seems to be no weight saving either.. :?


Nope, not tried it, for the same reasons as you :) Might try it on the Zas to see if it works and what the savings actually are.


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 11:14 pm 
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hey street, notice no diff in air loss than std tubes- fine!!
or in puncture resistance tbh, as most punctues I get are thorns, and the size of these things would go through a DH tube...


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 12:08 pm 
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gump wrote:
hey street, notice no diff in air loss than std tubes- fine!!
or in puncture resistance tbh, as most punctues I get are thorns, and the size of these things would go through a DH tube...


Cheers Gump, good to know! I might get some of those in the near future then :P


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