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Old 20.04.2011, 22:16
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Re: 150 CHF to change a bicycle tire? Mpark

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We saw an innertube vending machine outside a bike shop in Basel - thought it was great that you could get a spare 24/7 in case of emergencies but thought they would be seriously overpriced - but only 10CHF per innertube - and tied up next to the vending machine was a free bike pump!!!! Now that's service.
Do you remember where in Basel?
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Old 20.04.2011, 23:36
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Re: 150 CHF to change a bicycle tire? Mpark

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Do you remember where in Basel?
It is at Veloplus, Leimenstrasse 78, 4051 Basel

it is a red vending machine stuck to the wall on the right hand side of the courtyard.
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It is at Veloplus, Leimenstrasse 78, 4051 Basel

it is a red vending machine stuck to the wall on the right hand side of the courtyard.
such a coincidence! I was just talking to my friend about this very vending machine at the weekend. They are good value, and the pump beside it is genius!
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Welcome to Switzerland

By the way, welcome to Switzerland , the velo country.

I do not know if it use due to the presence of wealthy bankers and illegitimate political leaders who have routinely looted their country, but minor repairs cost a fortune in Switzerland.

Ask your neighbour could be the right solution.
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Old 28.04.2011, 17:32
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The lady at the counter first said she didn't know how much it would be, then after checking something in the computer - she said 150 CHF, we asked her to repeat a few times - I was really shocked. I felt like and . I said "sorry, let me take the bike back - the bike isn't worth 150". She looked really surprised and upset.
It's been a while since I've wheeled this out, but here we go...

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Re: 150 CHF to change a bicycle tire? Mpark

In switzerland everything is expensive. But I think they have bicycle sales in Stauffacher several times a year.
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Re: 150 CHF to change a bicycle tire? Mpark

It is pretty easy to do it yourself. I hate doing it, but it's a good skill to have ;-)

http://www.bicyclinglife.com/howto/fixaflat.htm

Btw, both Lidl and Aldi are selling bike tires at the moment (2 for about 6 CHF) - a very good deal. Just make sure you pick up a right size (26" or 28") and a right valve.
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Old 02.05.2011, 00:07
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Btw, both Lidl and Aldi are selling bike tires at the moment (2 for about 6 CHF) - a very good deal. Just make sure you pick up a right size (26" or 28") and a right valve.
You mean inner tubes rather than tyres, I assume.
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Old 02.05.2011, 00:34
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You mean inner tubes rather than tyres, I assume.
ahh, sorry. yes, inner tubes.
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My previous car only had one set of wheels/rims for both winter and summer tyres, so twice a year I had to have the tyres changed at the garage.

Even for 4x car tyres to be changed/fitted, I only paid 100chufs.

Defiantly some comprehension problem, somewhere.

Blimey,....Switzerland is something else.... winter tyres on a bike!!!
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Old 02.05.2011, 10:35
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Blimey,....Switzerland is something else.... winter tyres on a bike!!!
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Defiantly some comprehension problem, somewhere.
Quite.
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Blimey,....Switzerland is something else.... winter tyres on a bike!!!
In Norway in Sweden they sell studded snow tires for bicycles (never have seen them here, though).

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Old 02.05.2011, 20:19
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Re: 150 CHF to change a bicycle tire? Mpark

have just got a bike reparation kit from Lidl for 7.99 CHF.
it has everything you need.
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