Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    53
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Any tubes that properly fit 28C tires?

    I use 28C tires (currently Rubino Pros). I find it annoying that I can't find a tube that fits right. The ones labeled 23 - 25C are obviously too small -- usually have to stretch them to get it on. But the 28 - 32C are so big, they have to be folded over for several cm to go in. Anyone find a brand that actually fits right?

  2. #2
    Senior Member ClarkinHawaii's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Wahiawa. Oahu
    Posts
    1,243
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Schwalbe SV15 --700x28 is max recommended tire size, so perfect fit.

  3. #3
    Andrew R Stewart Andrew R Stewart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    My Bikes
    Stewart S&S coupled sport tourer, Stewart Sunday light, Stewart Commuting, Stewart Touring, Co Motion Tandem, Stewart 3-Spd, Stewart Track, Fuji Finest, Raleigh Pro, Trek Cycle Cross, Mongoose tomac ATB, GT Bravado ATB, JCP Folder
    Posts
    3,556
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by pakossa View Post
    I use 28C tires (currently Rubino Pros). I find it annoying that I can't find a tube that fits right. The ones labeled 23 - 25C are obviously too small -- usually have to stretch them to get it on. But the 28 - 32C are so big, they have to be folded over for several cm to go in. Anyone find a brand that actually fits right?
    Since the actual volume of a "claimed" 28c tire and unknown rim width is rather variable a "perfect" is a discovery, not a prediction. But since the tube has a fair amount of play there are likely many that will meet the OP's needs. The Op is inflating the tube only to a shape and not expanding it at all before trying to install it? Andy.

  4. #4
    Ding! Bandera's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Texas Hill Country
    Posts
    1,911
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by pakossa View Post
    I can't find a tube that fits right. Anyone find a brand that actually fits right?
    If you have box section rims the Rubena 25/28mm tubes are just right, the 47mm valve stem precludes deep rim use.

    -Bandera
    Attached Images Attached Images
    '74 Raleigh International - '77 Trek TX900FG - '92 Vitus 979 - '10 Merckx EMX-3- '11 Soma Stanyan

  5. #5
    Senior Member Dfrost's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    My Bikes
    Rivendell Rambouillet, '79 Miyata 912, 1987 Marinoni, Wife's Erickson
    Posts
    406
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Michelin tubes marked "25-32mm" fit fine in all of those tire sizes.

    https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...ls.php?id=4608

  6. #6
    Nobody mconlonx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    5,417
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by pakossa View Post
    I use 28C tires (currently Rubino Pros). I find it annoying that I can't find a tube that fits right. The ones labeled 23 - 25C are obviously too small -- usually have to stretch them to get it on. But the 28 - 32C are so big, they have to be folded over for several cm to go in. Anyone find a brand that actually fits right?
    If this is the case, you're doing it wrong. I fit 28-32c tubes in 28c tires all the time without having to do this. Maybe don't pump the tubes up so much before trying to install -- working pressure for tube install is barely enough air to give it shape. Don't stretch the tube as you install it around the rim and there shouldn't be extra slack when the last of it fits in the tire.
    I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.

  7. #7
    Quirky Grifter LesterOfPuppets's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Vancouver, USA
    My Bikes
    My War
    Posts
    21,379
    Mentioned
    66 Post(s)
    Tagged
    9 Thread(s)
    I just use 22-25 in my 28s. Never found I had to do any "stretching". That just doesn't make any sense to me.
    1980ish Free Spirit Sunbird fixed * 1996 Mongoose IBOC Zero-G * 1997 KHS Comp * 1990-ish Scapin * Lemond Buenos Aires Triple

  8. #8
    "LOGIC!" lopek77's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    SE MICHIGAN
    My Bikes
    10 Specialized Crosstrail, 09 Raleigh Mojave 5.0, 70's Panasonic DX-2000, 70's Schwinn world traveler (originally owned by Prady family - "The Big Bang Theory") , 96 Mongoose switchback, 80's Romet Wigry 2, 80's Romet Wigry 3, Romet Pelikan...
    Posts
    1,035
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I use undersized tubes, mostly 23-25 I think, for my 28 Vittoria Rubinos. Performance bike have good quality, house brand, for $4-$5, and sometimes cheaper on sale. Tubes stretch a lot, and undersized tubes were always working great for me.
    "The clear problem of the outlawing of insult is that too many things can be interpreted as such. Criticism, ridicule, sarcasm, merely stating an alternative point of view to the orthodoxy, can be interpreted as insult." - Rowan Atkinson
    Cycling Videos

  9. #9
    Constant tinkerer FastJake's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Posts
    6,121
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    +1 OP is doing it wrong or just being too picky. It's really not critical.

    Whenever possible I use tubes that are a bit oversized. Sure they might be a bit heavier but I don't have to fill them as often.
    Why "derailer" is the correct way to spell the gear-change mechanism: sheldonbrown.com/derailer.html

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    3,519
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I use undersized tubes on all my bikes and find them easier to install and work fine.

    On the bikes with 28mm tires, I use ~23-25mm tubes.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •