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 Post subject: Rolling in...
PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:14 pm 
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These new Foss ultralight tubes arrived today.. obviously the best place to loose weight on the bike is in rolling resistance so thought I'd give em a go..

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Somewhat worrying was the patches that were included however.... :lol:

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Going to try these out over the next few days and will report back how many punctures I've received :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:24 am 
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Any lighter and they would be 3 for a £1 out of a vending machine :lol: :lol: Some seriously sexy kit though :D


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shame you can't choose the colour of the valves :oops:


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 Post subject: Fossy flossy
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:11 pm 
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Were did they come from.Still have a Panaracer Greenlite in the box.
Bleeds air quicker than an Only Fools & Horses blow up Doll.!!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:12 pm 
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if they're anything like air-b's i wouldn't bother si

be interested to see how they go


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 Post subject: Re: Fossy flossy
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:19 pm 
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stefan pethybridge wrote:
Were did they come from.Still have a Panaracer Greenlite in the box.
Bleeds air quicker than an Only Fools & Horses blow up Doll.!!


:lol: :lol: My fav episode.

Not bad i just top up once a week before a ride. Compared to every two weeks with my normal tubes


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kermitgreenkona88 wrote :

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Any lighter and they would be 3 for a £1 out of a vending machine Some seriously sexy kit though


Yea extremely light, I've not weighed them yet but best place to save weight... :) one of the most overlooked ;)

tintin40 wrote :

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shame you can't choose the colour of the valves


Yea would be a really nice option, especially at the price , but I can live with blue,, will work with the build.. :)

stefan pethybridge wrote :

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Were did they come from.Still have a Panaracer Greenlite in the box.
Bleeds air quicker than an Only Fools & Horses blow up Doll.!!


They are available off the bay fella.. I can live with having to pump them up as long as they dont go down during the ride :oops: :lol:

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if they're anything like air-b's i wouldn't bother si

be interested to see how they go


:? I quite like Air-B's fella,, never had issues with them,, although I have put a little extra weight on since BITD :lol: :lol:

Yes indeed be interesting to see how they survive the northumberland hills.. :) , I can live with them loosing air over a period of time , as long as they dont puncture when they see a blade of grass I'll be happy.. :)

I'll update this when I've given them a run out... :)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:59 pm 
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What was wrong with Air-B's my fave inner tube (so I've just bought the modern Panaracer version) of course they're heavier than these transparent blue things.
In fact still carry and Air-B I used to use as my spare tube.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:09 pm 
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i always found air-b's useless as an innertube
pinch flats , this was bitd 95 or so we all tried them and all came to the
same conclusion rapidly

they may be better now


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:21 pm 
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Nope they where the Air-B I was using too, well actually earlier than 1995, maybe they got worse :lol:

I see this Foss is designed differently though, designed not really to be an 'inner tube' as we know it but a sealing skin like puncture sealant gloop.


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