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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:48 pm 
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Got these today, and yummy they are too.

My favourite tubes from my time, BITD, and I'm extatic that I've found a NOS pair....


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:11 pm 
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nice find steve

but IMHO about as much use as a nun

puncture ridden useless b@stard things


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:20 pm 
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mikee wrote:
nice find steve

but IMHO about as much use as a nun

puncture ridden useless b@stard things


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: So you like them a little bit then? :lol:

I rode them everywhere on every kind of surface BITD, for two years and I never got a single puncture.

They were my single best investment back then, and I hope they're as good this time round, to me.... :wink: 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:32 pm 
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LBS got them in 95/6 ish and most of us bought them
on one standard evening run 8 out of 12 of us had flats with them
normal was 1/2 per month

let me know how you get on with them this time round


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:03 pm 
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I've had really good results from using these back in the day,, certainly no issues with punctures,, the only minor issue was the deflation if left for prolonged periods.. , which is normal for latex tubes.. other than that.. I likey.. :)

Good score steve.. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:08 pm 
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mikee wrote:
LBS got them in 95/6 ish and most of us bought them
on one standard evening run 8 out of 12 of us had flats with them
normal was 1/2 per month

let me know how you get on with them this time round



the guy selling you them must of made a killing out of you guys mike ? ever wondered if he sat there with a pin ? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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most of us were sponsored by him so he lost out sorta


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old latex tubes with a 6.99 price tag, i can remember paying 16.99 for them in the 90s


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:23 pm 
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gmac123 wrote:
old latex tubes with a 6.99 price tag, i can remember paying 16.99 for them in the 90s


Yeah I seem to remember paying a lot more than 6.99 for them bitd... :?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:59 am 
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Rode them for a couple years too back in the day.....you had to air them every ride though. very pourous. I liked the thin butyl Panaracer lite tubes better and they were very close to the same weight.


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