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Old 08-03-10, 09:37 PM   #1
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Help with tire/tube size harder to find sizes

Hello I will start off by saying that I don't know much about this subject.
I need new tires/tubes for my bike 700x25c to be specific.
After a bit of research I've found it's quite hard to come across tires
and near impossible for tubes (presta's) especially.

My question is, is there any size I can substitute for 700x25c ? or would it be to large/small.

thanks for any info.
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Old 08-03-10, 10:00 PM   #2
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700 X 28 or 700 X 23 should be fine.
Or you can order online if your local bike stores
don't carry your exact size.
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Are you serious? Where do you live that your local bike shop does not carry 700c tires.
In any case there is always mail order.
http://www.biketiresdirect.com/tires-and-tubes-category
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700c 25mm tires are widely available. You can easily substitute 23mm tires. Be careful with 28mm tires if you have a road bike with short reach brakes, they may not fit. The same tubes used for 23mm tires will work with 25mm tires.
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+1 Use Google. Endless sources of those tires.
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OMG, you can get 700x25 tires at frickin' WAL-MART now! Tubes, too, with presta!

icecream... dude... where do you LIVE, that these tires are so hard to find?
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Thanks for the quick response all of you !
I live in a little **** hole known as sandusky ohio ( aka Cedar point famous roller coaster park world wide). tiny town though.


anyways thanks !
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I live in a small town, too. I buy just about everything online, from the link . Saves a lot of time & gas !

https://www.niagaracycle.com/index.php
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I know it's hard to believe, but I'm in the same situation as
the original poster. I live next to New York city in a well
populated county(Hudson County,NJ). The 2 local bike stores
carry carbon fiber road bikes that cost a couple of grand, but none
of them stock 700 X 25 tires or tubes.
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Thanks for the quick response all of you !
I live in a little **** hole known as sandusky ohio ( aka Cedar point famous roller coaster park world wide). tiny town though.


anyways thanks !
And there is a GIANT WalMart there! And if that doesn't sit well with you, try A & B Hobby's and Cycles (1202 West Washington Street, Sandusky (419) 625-4242 ) or come down to Fremont Cycle and Fitness where I go all the time. There are also about 5 decent bike shops in Toledo (an hour a way).

Sandusky has 77,000 people. Not too small in my book!
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checked wal mart,meijers,and dunams.
nothing.

hell they were even sold out of 24x 1 1/4 tubes.
I might try A&B.

I'm actually from huron it's just easier to say Sandusky because most people would know that area first.

thanks for the info
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Props for biketiresdirect.com. I get a lot of my tires and tubes from them, and they carry LOTS of different sizes/styles of tires.
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