Sunday, July 24, 2011

Valves

Bikes in Kenya all have Woods/Dunlop valves
(http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_w.html#woods). I assumed they were
a cheap Chinese import or something, but Sheldon Brown says they're
from the UK, which makes sense given Kenya's colonial past. I couldn't
find the leak in my Schrader tube from home, so I walked to town and
pumped it up at the gas station and bought a new Woods tube and a pump
at bike parts store. I love that my reaction to prices now is
something along the lines of "What!? 250 Shillings for an inner tube,
and 300 for a pump? Highway robbery!" ($6 total)

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