Anyone know someone who can repair tubular tyres??

Anyone know someone who can repair tubular tyres??

Postby Fabby » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:07 am

Hey guys just wondering if anyone knew someone who can repair punctured tubular tyres.
There was a chap in Mulgrave however he is no longer there.....retired i believe.
Any suggestions??
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Re: Anyone know someone who can repair tubular tyres??

Postby daacha » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:07 pm

You could have a go yourself. :D
As always Sheldon has the answers.

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/tubular-repair.html
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Re: Anyone know someone who can repair tubular tyres??

Postby Fabby » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:16 pm

daacha, i know i could try and do it myself but really have neither the time nor the inclination.
If i could find some retired vet who would be happy to do it as a sideline and earn a little extra cash that would be great.
thanks for the feedback,
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Re: Anyone know someone who can repair tubular tyres??

Postby Cinder » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:21 pm

Any bike shop will do it for you, usually only sets you back $5-$10 as well (plus any parts you need eg tubes).

I usually do it my self, it's easy once you have the tools, but I get where your coming from, I've been known to pay someone else to do it.
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Re: Anyone know someone who can repair tubular tyres??

Postby Fabby » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:27 pm

Thanks Cinder my local LBS has done it for me before but he's a little reluctant because i buy my tyres on line $80 is better than $150 if you know what i mean...
There used to be an old retired vet in Mulgrave that would do it but he no longer does.
There must be someone out there?
between myself and my friends we would get them started with at least 10-15 tyres.
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Re: Anyone know someone who can repair tubular tyres??

Postby kukamunga » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:46 pm

Give Cecil Walker Cycles a call - (03) 9600 9000. We used to get 'tubs' repaired by someone - not sure if it may be that retired guy or not.....
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Re: Anyone know someone who can repair tubular tyres??

Postby Fabby » Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:26 am

kukamunga, Thanks for the response but that was the guy that cecil's used.
They don't know of anyone else.
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Re: Anyone know someone who can repair tubular tyres??

Postby Le Mong » Sat May 25, 2013 6:09 pm

Thread dig. Anyone know anyone who repairs tubs/replaces tubes?
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Re: Anyone know someone who can repair tubular tyres??

Postby toppity » Mon May 27, 2013 7:55 am

Fabby wrote:Thanks Cinder my local LBS has done it for me before but he's a little reluctant because i buy my tyres on line $80 is better than $150 if you know what i mean...
There used to be an old retired vet in Mulgrave that would do it but he no longer does.
There must be someone out there?
between myself and my friends we would get them started with at least 10-15 tyres.

That was Jack McGowan. Unfortunately he has passed away. A true legend.
I ride several bicycles, but not at once.
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Re: Anyone know someone who can repair tubular tyres??

Postby Le Mong » Tue May 28, 2013 9:10 pm

It's strange that no one here does this still.
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