Huh? What? You woke me up...
Yes, Michelin tubes are much better, something about lapped seams instead
of butt-joined. I used to get lots of flats until I started using the
Michelin tubes, however, they last so well it's been years since I went
looking for them. But the last time I did, I went and whined to the people
Discount Tire in San Diego and they ordered some for me. If I went
looking for them again, I'd try the usual Britcar parts suppliers (Kelvin?)
the wire wheel people. Good luck! And let us know if you find a stash.
> Denise Thorpe please chime in!!! You are correct, I don't "need" a
> specific brand. I've found, however, that Michelin tubes are built more
> sturdy than others, and since I've had 3 substandard tubes go flat, and
> one go to the level of non-repairable, I'd like to buy quality at this
> My local tire store informs me that Michelin tubes are almost
> now though, because everyone has gone to cheaper suppliers (and I mean
> cheaper in every sense of the word, not just financially). The local
> store owner also agreed with me that Michelin tubes are higher quality,
> and for wire wheels would be longer wearing.
> Phil Bates
--- Denise Thorpe
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