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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 10-27-08, 03:55 PM   #1
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what tube size do i get ??? help, i'm confused

Hello friends, I'm perplexed......I have a Kona Smoke bike which has tires sized 700x47....I'm trying to buy a new tube to repair my flat. The problem is that I can't get a consistent answer from various bike dealers as to which tube size I need, some say use a 28x1-1/2......some say use a 29er tube.....some say use 700x44. Which do I buy?
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Old 10-27-08, 04:00 PM   #2
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Buy one that says it will fit a tire up to 700X45 or 47.

Many are offered that will go far greater ranges. 700X35 to 700X50 would be fine.

Barring not finding exact replacement, a 700X45 would do.
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Yea, find something that will get you close to the 47, otherwise the tube will be stretched to thin and I would think more prone to flats.
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