Anyone know where to find Veloflex...

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JerryLook
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by JerryLook

Arenberg or Roubaix in stock right now? Everyone seems to be out of stock, or the tires are super expensive.

I have a leak in my rear Vittoria tub that I’m trying to fix with sealant, but I need to line up my next pair of tires.

I can find Veloflex 22/23mm tires, but not any of their 25mm. I might just go with the narrower tires
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KCookie
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I bought some Extremes from PBK a few days ago and I'm sure they had those mentioned above for sale to.

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by JerryLook

They have the 22mm (Extreme/Record), 23mm (Carbon/Crit), and 27mm (Vlaanderen). No Arenberg or Roubaix that I can see.

I did find some at a site called Lordgun.com. I have never heard of them, but the price isn’t bad. Shipping is 20$, but they aren’t Merlin/PBK.

I usually run 23mm tires, but they are doing a ton of construction on my normal riding route, and I could use the bigger tire for sure.
I would try Vittoria but I’m a little annoyed with them, after I went to put some sealant in my Corsa Evo Slick tub, and realized it doesn’t have a removable valve. And they were just so so tires anyways.
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LouisN
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Veloflex website sells directly now.

LOuis :)

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by Catagory6

mine just came in from bike24

JerryLook
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by JerryLook

Thanks for the bike24 suggestion. For some reason they don’t show up on my google search, but when you go to their site they have both Arenberg and Roubaix. A pretty good price, around 61$ USD each.

I have seen the Veloflex store, and I was considering getting some Service Course from them. They are just too expensive compared to what I’m used to. I just can’t stomach paying 83$ USD per tire for Arenberg. Or 91$ USD for Service Course.
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Lordgun is super reliable, number one online shop in Italy
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JerryLook
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by JerryLook

I’m seriously considering getting some Service Course from LordGun now. They are like 20$ more per tire, but hopefully they are lighter than the Arenberg.
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mendiz
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@JerryLook, if you can post your opinion about Service course perfect, I Will try FMB Service course first and Veloflex Arenberg later this year.
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snowdevlin
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by snowdevlin

I usually get my Veloflex from bike palast, in Germany, fast and reliable so far!


JerryLook
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by JerryLook

I got my rear Vittoria tire to seal up with some Stan’s (it’s what I had on hand).
The vittoria tubs I have are a pain because they don’t have removable valve cores. I tried to inject sealant through the Presta valve (fail!). I ended up taking the tire off the rim, since my tires have the valves stems where you can replace the stem with a longer one. I unscrewed the stem from the tire and dumped sealant in that way. Let it sit over night and she sealed right up. It had two small holes like I ran over a staple or something.

So I’m still in the market for a new set of tires, but not in a super rush like I was. I actually bought some cheap tubs to hold me over just in case. Merlin has some Ritchey tubs on clearance for 11$ each. They are 300g each (almost exactly the same weight for 4 tires). So a little heavy, but they look pretty straight and well constructed. Maybe I’ll carry one as a spare.

I was doing some research on LordGun, and it sounds like you get hit with a 3.5% fee from PayPal if you use that as a payment option. At least ordering to the US that is. I order stuff from European countries all of the time, but I guess paypal charges a fee to order from Italy?
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BdaGhisallo
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by BdaGhisallo

I recently ordered some Veloflex tubs from Lordgun and they got to me in Bermuda very quickly and without hassle. I would use them again.

Starbike, the host of this forum, also carries Veloflex tubs and I have purchased from them many times without any issues.
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I just bought a few Roubaix"s from StarBike..$55 each and some Masters 28's

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by JerryLook

Do all Veloflex have a 42mm valve stem, or do some have a shorter stem? I’ve seen them listed as both 36 and 42mm.
I’m using 30mm deep wheels and can get away with a 42mm valve stem without an extension. With the 36mm I need an extension just barely.
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