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Old 06 November 2012, 15:21   #1
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Rib inner tubes

Hi all,
I am looking to by a rib and I have found one that has gemini inner tubes fitted, what are people's thoughts. It is a coded dive rib and from the pictures the external tubes look in good/fair condition.
What's a ball park re tube cost for a 6.5m rib
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Old 06 November 2012, 15:49   #2
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Before you move forward do a search on Gemini as a company on here!
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Hi all,
I am looking to by a rib and I have found one that has gemini inner tubes fitted, what are people's thoughts. It is a coded dive rib and from the pictures the external tubes look in good/fair condition.
What's a ball park re tube cost for a 6.5m rib
Thanks
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Hi all,
I am looking to by a rib and I have found one that has gemini inner tubes fitted, what are people's thoughts.
as RIBShop says do a search for gemini or inner tubes so you are going in with your eyes open.
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It is a coded dive rib and from the pictures the external tubes look in good/fair condition.
I'd guess there was something serious with them though if they took the plunge and decided to go down the inner tube route - you don't take a knife to perfectly servicable tubes.
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What's a ball park re tube cost for a 6.5m rib
there are a couple of suppliers online who list prices if you google enough... ...i'd give you links but if they can't be bothered to join as trade members don't see why I should do their work for them! Alternatively Ribshop, Paul Tilley (Tidel) and Christopher (Henshaws), [sorry if I've missed any] are all trade members here who do retubes. A rough figure of 600/m was suggested on a recent thread.
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I'd assume if it's got innertubes fitted that you're going to have to retube it and make an offer as though it hasn't got tubes fitted.


I doubt you'll find replacement innertubes either as apparently Jack Bowran that ran Gemini has died.
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Thanks everyone for you comments and messages, I have decided to leave it.
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