Bicycle Mechanics - 650 tube in a 700 wheel
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01-28-09, 01:53 PM
Picked up a 650 tube for my 700 wheel by accident D:
I could probably just take it back and trade it in, but that involves driving back across town. What exactly are the dangers of riding with a 650 inside a 700, if any?
I don't think it will work at all. There is a big difference in the two sizes. But.... I never have tried it.
I would take it back.
01-28-09, 01:59 PM
wasting an hour trying to get the tire on the rim with that tube.....I bought one by mistake and put it in my seat bag....one day on a ride I had to use it. It got me home... go buy a 700c tube
01-28-09, 02:01 PM
Shoowee. Thanks again, guys. Will do.
01-28-09, 03:17 PM
It must be 5g lighter, so use it and tell us how it improves your climbing performance.
01-28-09, 05:31 PM
im sure you can fit it in there but i wouldnt. its going ot stretch too much
01-28-09, 05:46 PM
A 650 tube, eh? Once I ordered a can of Finish Line Teflon lubricant from Nashbar. They sent me a Vittoria 20" X 1 1/4" - 1 1/8" tube. It was marked Finish Line lubricant. I sometimes carry it with me, hoping to run into a recumbent. I doubt it would fit my 700C rims. :D
01-28-09, 07:37 PM
You can stretch a 650c to a 700c because I've done it. However, it will be a royal pain, will probably gt pinched between the bead and the rim, and will generally suck. Not worth it in my opinion.
01-28-09, 11:26 PM
The question is why would you want to do that? it's like stretching a size small undies on a XL ass....
I think you should sell ur existing one on ebay or swap with the fellow rider on the forum...:)
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