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Had the Worst Bike Ride EVER yesterday. Long story which ended with me being a girly wimp and crying on a road in the middle of nowhere on the South Downs.
Anyway. Just wondered if anyone could shed any light on inner tubes (all Halfords) all getting holes in the same place in the last seven tubes I've used over the last six weeks or so. At the site of the valve, but on the tyre side, rather than the wheel/valve side. No sharps in the tyres and anyway, if there were, the hole would be in a different place every time as the tyre's in a slightly different position whenever you put it on. Happens in both wheels.
I'm not the most experienced cyclist/mechanic but my puncture repair/tyre changing etc has been ok over the last 18 months. Can I?
Is is me or is it that Halfords tubes are rubbish? One even burst (brand new one - had only been put on on Saturday) suddenly burst while I was in the car driving to the bike club meet yesterday morning. Same location on the tube but this one was more of a tear than a hole. Tyre wasn't pumped up hard and anyway, I was in a freezing cold car.
I am very frustrated.