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Halfords....
#1
Just made an exclusive 20mile round car trip to get a new inner tube from Halfords and in these economical times I chose the halfords self-sealing tube over £1 dearer and my preferred Slimey tube. Got home installed it and as I was preinflated it, I got (steady!) covered in white sticky goo!!

Now I got make another round trip to get a refund of £7.99, and get a another tube,  if they'll believe my story and that will properly cost £5 in fuel!  

There's a lot to be said for internet shopping!
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#2
there is also a lot to be said for checking that whatever was stuck in your tyre that caused the first puncture isnt still there when you fit the new tube.
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#3
put a patch over the hole, like a normal puncture repair Wink
Keep it foolish...
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#4
Yes sailor, I did.  I'd put money on it being a manufacturing defect as opposed to me being defective!  

Patch it up. Possibly but it's about 1-1.5cm tear not a little tiny torn hole.  

Sailor, do some work.  Stop playing on here.
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#5
Tescos sell cheap normal and slime tubes if thats what you are after next time
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#6
"Bertie" Wrote:Yes sailor, I did.  I'd put money on it being a manufacturing defect as opposed to me being defective!  Patch it up. Possibly but it's about 1-1.5cm tear not a little tiny torn hole.  

Sailor, do some work.  Stop playing on here.

I wouldnt!
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#7
i use halfords for there specialist tools i go in with part uses tools say thanks and leave  Smile
i never buy bike parts from them just my car oil etc.
tescos sell tubes for 1.80!!!!  Wink
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#8
After a bit of huffing and puffing from the Manager, I managed to exchange it for another one.  I was going to push for a refund but don't think he'd have handled that.  

I spoke to the bloke bloke though, he seemed pretty normal and bike-savy saying - "I just don't put this trash on my bikes, its not worth it!"
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#9
Did you use tyre levers to replace it? Or by hand?
Keep it foolish...
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#10
Tyre levers - both off and on, the 26x2.0 tyre was a little tight on the rim.
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