Bicycle Mechanics - Tubes and Tires - NEED HELP
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08-27-12, 02:30 PM
I hadnt rode mt bike in a while and when i went to the tires were flat. My brother went out and bought me 2 tubes (26 x 1.75). But my tire says (26 x 1.95) Will the tubes still work?
Yes, but just because tires are flat does not mean you need new tubes. Bicycle tires go flat in a few weeks.
08-27-12, 02:40 PM
The one tire had a hole, so i figured i would replace both
Remember you can always patch a tube! If done properly the area with the patch will be the strongest part of the tube
08-27-12, 06:34 PM
.... If done properly the area with the patch will be the strongest part of the tube/ (http://www.madegood.org/bikes/library/patch-an-inner-tube/)
Not necessarily the best thing if you have rotten old tubes that produce pin holes right next to the patch when that rubber stretches differently upon inflation.
back to the roiginal question, the tubes are the right size and will work. Tires come in a variety of widths in small increments, but the tubes only come in a few widths, and being nothing more than air bladders, will stretch to fill the tire, if at all close.
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