"Yes, you can buy cheap tubes. Sadly, you can (and many people do) buy more expensive ones. $12-$15 seems about average for a single off the shelf tube in many places.
Last bike shop "service" I had they managed to rip the valve…"
"I think I last went looking for some in sheets about ten years ago, got told in no uncertain terms by half a dozen bike shops that you can't buy it in sheets any more, that most people don't even bother patching tubes (apparently you just…"
"You'll find that Aluminium frames corrode quite quickly in the combination of water/salt even if it isn't technically "rust" (iron oxide). Just about anything at the beach will corrode, perhaps just pick up some cheap…"
"General rule of thumb when reporting problems with any bike path, "its someone else's problem" and the councils and VicRoads can seem to spend more energy trying to avoid doing the work than it would take to actually do the work.
"Those rules only say that you cannot enter or exit with a bike by the door nearest the driver, not that you can't bring a bike into the first carriage through one of the other doors. Wouldn't be the first time that the operators of…"
"In my experience nearly every bike box in Melbourne is a waste of paint. I've rarely arrived at an intersection that has one that has not got a motorist parked over them, or that has one drive into it behind or around a bike. Good…"
Commuting, Road Cycling, Recreational, Touring, Tandem
Where in Melbourne or nearby do you live ?
Now tell us about your bicycles ...
Road bike, mountain bike, tandem; two wheels on each, used as the mood takes me.
What is the best thing about riding?
I'd go mad stuck inside a metal box just to get to and from work
A few words about yourself. (This bit is entirely optional!)
Started riding to primary school in 1976, rode to high school, rode to uni, rode to work, rode for fun. Went on a few Great Vic rides, met a nice girl, went on a few other tours, met heaps of friends, moved from the ACT to Vic. to be nearer nice girl, went on more bike tours here and abroad. Married nice girl, went on more tours, still ride to work, still go on tours when I can.