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    Tube 19-26, tire 700-28C: Bad Mistake???

    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!

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    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

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    Nitropowered, thanks for the good news!

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    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.

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    I've often run 32 or 38mm tubes in my 42 tires without any adverse effect.
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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