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As you and I already know, Halfords is FUCKING SHIT!!!!

Discussion in 'transport' started by Herbsman., Dec 18, 2006.

  1. Herbsman.

    Herbsman. Hill climbing is ace

    All the bike shops are closed on Mondays so I had to go to Halfords.

    The cheapest innertube in there cost £4.50. What a fucking rip-off.

    When I got back to work (luckily not too far away) with the tube, it must have been a manufacturing defect, because it was far too big to fit a 700c wheel. When I put the tube in the tyre, the tyre had been filled but there was still loads of tube left outside the tyre; the tube was about 25cm too long in its circumference. I compared it to the original tube to confirm this.

    I took it back, not wanting to risk the same thing happening again, I got a refund for the new tube and bought a repair kit to repair the old tube.

    The repair kit had nothing in it but a piece of chalk and a crayon.

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  2. snadge

    snadge metal alchemist


    should have cut the excess off the inner tube and used that. :p
     
  3. Errol's son

    Errol's son Well-Known Member

    A little adjustable spanner is over £7.00 in Halfords!
     
  4. Herbsman.

    Herbsman. Hill climbing is ace

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  5. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Bathing in the golden gloop

    That's why they call 'em Halfrauds.
     
  6. moomoo

    moomoo Not so yummy mummy

    I worked for them for about 15 years but got bored of men getting excited over car stereos and the like :D

    I was soooo not interested!
     
  7. shave

    shave Unquestionably correct

    How much do you normally pay for an inner tube???
     
  8. Herbsman.

    Herbsman. Hill climbing is ace

    £3.99 maximum, but that's from a larger, fairly expensive bike shop. £3 from the smaller bike shops and online shops.
     
  9. shave

    shave Unquestionably correct

    Bloody hell, I've been shelling out £6 for as long as I can remember
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  10. Herbsman.

    Herbsman. Hill climbing is ace

    You are insane. You can get deals, like 10 tubes for £20

    Back in the day I think I remember getting 10 for £15 (20" for BMX)
     
  11. I'm Simes

    I'm Simes Nothing.

    I've bought into a deal like this and have found that they lose air very quickly (over two weeks can go from 40psi to 15psi)

    The £4.50 one I bought a couple of weeks is still holding 90psi.
     
  12. Herbsman.

    Herbsman. Hill climbing is ace

    Mine have always been fine. I ran my BMX tyres at 70psi.
     
  13. northernhord

    northernhord Well-Known Member

    A coupla years ago I bought a back wheel, tyre and innertube from Halfords, it actually cost more than what it would cost for buyung the same for a small car, fuckin robbin cunts
     
  14. mtbskalover

    mtbskalover drive,ski,drive,ski

    did buy a nice set of cone spanners from halfords this summer.

    otherwise they are wank!
     
  15. bi0boy

    bi0boy .

    they do sell a good electronic tyre pressure guage.
     
  16. Herbsman.

    Herbsman. Hill climbing is ace

    btw sorry for swearing in capitals in the title. it would have been alright in non capital letters.
     
  17. jontibs

    jontibs anarcho-cyclist

    I think Halfords is pretty good for tools. Their 'Professional' range was always really good, though quite pricey. Good tools are never cheap anyway.
     
  18. Herbsman.

    Herbsman. Hill climbing is ace

    Park Tools are better value than halfords tools though
     

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