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|21st July 2008, 16:11||#16|
Yup, thats steep. Tubeless punctures take less time and less effort to fix then tube type punctures. Tube type puncture repair costs 10-20rs/tire. Then why is tubeless puncture fixing more expensive?
|21st July 2008, 17:14||#17|
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Well their explanation is that the Puncture kit is expensive & so the cost is passed on to the consumer while the tube puncture repair patches are dirt cheap.
Also, 50rs is actually a decent price, prices can vary from 50-100rs easily.
|23rd July 2008, 11:23||#19|
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BTW, who is fixing flats for Rs.10-20 a tyre ? don't tell me those are bicycle tyres.
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|23rd July 2008, 11:32||#20|
Well I am sure that the strips technology was not invented by tyre Shoppe.
As for the labor, it takes much less labor than a tube puncture repair. Most small shops put adhesive patches on tube punctures for 20rs. big shops charge 30rs
This process takes much less labor, and much less effort
In normal puncture, you have to remove the tire from rim, take out tube, stick patch.
In this you just have to insert the strip and cut it at the end.
Why should it cost more than tube type punctures?
|23rd July 2008, 11:37||#21|
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That is true, but at some hilly areas, I've even heard of 200 bucks being asked for a tubeless puncture. Made me more critical of the kinda guys who'd pay that - but tubeless punctures attract a decent premium anywhere.
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