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    Tubes and Tires - NEED HELP

    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?

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    Yes, but just because tires are flat does not mean you need new tubes. Bicycle tires go flat in a few weeks.
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    The one tire had a hole, so i figured i would replace both

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    Remember you can always patch a tube! If done properly the area with the patch will be the strongest part of the tube

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    Quote Originally Posted by MGmech View Post
    .... If done properly the area with the patch will be the strongest part of the 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.

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    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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