A good mate and also a lurking weenie goes into a bike shop in London as he's got a crit Surrey league race the next day and needs to replace a punctured Tub, it's kind of a last chance type of thing but he thinks......hell, it's Evans, the biggest bike shop chain in the London area right?.....so I'll give it a go.
Glenn, "Hi, I'm looking for a tube of Tubular tyre glue?"
Spotty Kid, "UUUUH? Yeah....what about a puncture repair kit....that's got glue in it?"
Glenn, "Sorry mate, I think you got the wrong end of the stick, I need GLUE to stick on a TUBULAR tyre......do you know what a tub tyre is????"
Spotty kid, "Oh yeah...of course, what you need is a puncture repair kit?"
Glenn, NO....not a puncture repair kit a TUBULAR glue or Tub tape?
Spotty kid, "I think I should get the manager"
Manager comes over, very nice guy and extremely customer freindly.
Manager, "So you need some tubular glue?"
Manager, "You need a puncture repair kit"
Glenn, "NO, sorry mate, but I need some Tubular tyre adhesive"
Manager, "How about a seperate tube of puncture repair glue?....only a couple of quid?"
Glenn, "Look mate, I need a different product TUBULAR TYRE ADHESIVE, it's for gluing on Tubular road tyres onto tubular rims?....you know?"
Manager, "Oh yeah......Hold on for a minute, I'll get the wrench guy"
Glenn, "OK, no worries"
Wrench, "So you want some glue?"
Glenn, "Yes mate, some Tubular road tyre glue to stick tubs onto tub rims"
Wrench looks in total puzzlement........."A what?"
Glenn, "You Know?....Glue the type of thing that Continental make to glue on the tubulars that you have on the hook over there"
Wrench, "OH YEAH!....what you need is a puncture repair kit.....it's got glue in it"
Glenn, "NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! a tube of Tubular glue"
Wrench comes out with an old tube of Tub glue from about 1950 without a lid, it became a solid mass in 1952 and has been lurking in a toolbox ever since.
Wrench, "I've got this......old mech left it here a few years ago"
Glenn, "Whatever mate...........I've gotta go before I end up physically abusing someone"
And the Olympics are coming here?
God help us and Evans cycles..........
People wonder why most people in the London area buy their stuff from the internet and laugh when they pass Evans....