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    can i use a 27" tube in my hybrid tire

    The guy at the local bike shop said I could use a 27" tube in my hybrid tire. Its a 700 x 35c

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvcman View Post
    The guy at the local bike shop said I could use a 27" tube in my hybrid tire. Its a 700 x 35c
    Tubes don't really matter between 27" and 700C. They expand to fit the space.
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    Yep, a lot of 29er riders use 26" tubes and a lot of 36" riders (unicycle guys) use 29" tubes. They can expand quite a bit.

    A lot of the 700c tubes I buy are marked 27"/700c
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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
    A lot of the 700c tubes I buy are marked 27"/700c
    Mine too.

    Now, before someone misinterprets this, we are referring to tubes only. 700c and 27" tires do not interchange.

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    Yep! I used to run the same tube in the same sized wheel- you're good.

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    Just make sure the valve stems are compatable. A lot of 27 inch tubes have schrader valves, while 700c wheels typically have presta, which have a smaller hole.
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    I put presta valves in schrader drilled rims all the time, no problemo. Some people experience gashed tubes around the valve. If that happens, they make grommets to fit the holes.
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