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"Larry" <NDA@larry-arnold.com> wrote:
> Seems something had got in and come out again leaving nothing but the hole.
> I suppose I am going to have to either stock up on tubes or get out my old
> bicycle repair kit, cos I am damned if I am changing the wheels just so's I
> can fit tubeless tyres for the convenience of the dealers.
Hear, hear! I once went to Kwikfit to get a tube for a trailer
"Oh no, Sir, no one uses tubes any more!"
"Er, that big sign outside says you're off-road experts"
"But no tubes?"
So e-mailed their info department from their web site and moaned.
Giving them great credit, one of their staff got back on the
phone within half an hour.
I explained that the vast majority of off road vehicles in this
area are Land Rovers, and the vast majority of them use tubed, or
tubless with tubes for belt and braces (a lot of our customers
will fix a puncture themselves).
"Ah! Our marketing dept. don't seem to known that. And we don't
get much demand for trailer tires."
"It wouldn't be anything to do with keeping stock levels down
"Well, you might think that, I couldn't possibly comment" (or
words to that effect).
"Have you got any 7.50's in stock"
"No, but we can get them, usually a week or so"
Off-road experts? Non.
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