Bicycle Mechanics - Tube 19-26, tire 700-28C: Bad Mistake???
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I put a Nashbar road tube 700 by 19-26 in a Gatorskin 700 by 28C. Is this a disaster waiting to happen (ten miles from home)? Sheldon Brown doesn't mention fudging tire/tube sizes. All advice appreciated because it is a great day here to go for a ride!
05-29-08, 07:40 AM
I ride 23c tubes in my 28's on my cross bike. Reason is I don't have any long stem 28 tubes. Works just fine
Nitropowered, thanks for the good news!
05-29-08, 09:21 AM
Same as Nitro here and no problem yet, after 1500 km. My 28 mm Conti are really 26 mm when measured with a caliper. Anyway, only inconveniency is tires that might lose their air a little faster than with bigger tubes.
I've often run 32 or 38mm tubes in my 42 tires without any adverse effect.
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