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Tesco folding tyres - £ 9!!

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by 02GF74, 13 Mar 2008.

  1. 02GF74

    02GF74 Über Member

    Anyone using the £ 9.00 folding tyres at Tescos? Good or bad?

    Look ok to me and for £ 9 have got to be a bargain, 2 types available in 26 inch size, one are road biased and others off road.
     
  2. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Not me - might be worth looking at for the missus' bike, as she's the only one in the family with 26" wheels...
     
  3. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    They sell tyres in Tesco? only a matter of time before I'll be able to pick up a Tesco value skinsuit while stocking up on brioche and chocolate milk.
     
  4. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole myself.
     
  5. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Quite a few of the supermarkets in France seemed to allow just this (well, maybe not the skinsuit, but I remember Leclerc's in Ferté Bernard offering a small range of shimano componentry among other bits and pieces, bike stuff taking up a whole aisle of a large store).
     
  6. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent

    If I didn't need the performance I'd go for it, a bit like the cheap tyres i have on the car, although it's hard to find cheap tyres as the car is meant to only take Pirelli's.

    I would go for it, get a couple and see how they last. I would imagine by the price that they aren't handmade so the finish won't be of any great standard
     
  7. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    tyres aren't that expensive that I'd want to compromise on to save a few quid
     
  8. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    Tyres and brakes - the two worst areas of any vehicle to compromise.
     

  9. the tescos down the road from you and me in Borehamstiff will almost stock them,its so bl@@dy massive
     
  10. sheddy

    sheddy Veteran

    Location:
    Suffolk
    If their tyres fail, it might hurt a LOT
     
  11. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Tescos in Prague has a huge isle with bike stuff on, and stocks bikes. Not seen it in the UK though.
    It also has employees going round on roller blades socking shelves. :blush:
     
  12. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    Poor shelves - what did they do to deserve being beaten up ? :biggrin:
     
  13. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    In North End they were selling kids bikes at £15 - cheaper replacing them than buying a padlock to secure them!
     
  14. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Saw them last night Kevlar beading but they look awful minimal tread definitely no dual compound, cheap nasty tyres.
     
  15. Landslide

    Landslide Rare Migrant

    Location:
    Called to the bar
    Sounds like the time I went into B&Q and a staff member asked if I wanted decking. Turned out OK though, I got the first punch in and he went down like a sack of spuds... :smile: