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Old 31 May 2005, 18:28   #1
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replacing tube valves

i have an avon searider 4m, i want to replace the valves and have been told that its a bit fiddly but the rubber will stretch and the valve will pop out and a new one can be squeezed in! is this true? or do i have to use a hairdryer and soften the glue and remove the patch that the valve is in? does avon itself offer a retubeing service or is it a seperate service provided by third parties? any ideas on prices of replacing tubes on a 4 m would be very helpfull.
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Old 01 June 2005, 03:48   #2
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Hixxy hi, right this piece of advice is copied, splashed and now I am claiming the copyright from it as it cost me a beer from Paul Lemmer to find out how to do it.

Once you have the old valve out which as you say is a little fiddly, thread the new valve inner on a loop of thin string and through the outer piece, otherwise you will have difficulty holding the inner piece in place whilst screwing the outer one on.

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Avon Retube

Hi Hixxy

we are a company based in Devon who specialise in rib tubes, if you would like to give me a call i would be happy to give you a quote.

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