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    Replacing Kenda Kwest with Schwalbe Big Apple. . .

    I don't know what inner tubes my Dahon has: will I likely need new tubes for the Big Apples (moving from 1.5 to 2) or will the stock one's be OK for extra inflation?

    Are inner tubes much of a muchness in terms of weight and quality?

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    Schwalbe tubes are much much better quality.
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    stock ones will be ok..... but when you have the tires off you might as well use a pair of new tubes and keep the old ones as spares :-)

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    Having looked at inner tube sizes it seems they typically cover a 0.5" margin of inflation, so I assume my tubes are something like Kenda 1.25 - 1.75. Could they safely be inflated past that to 2, if I'm to keep them as spares?

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    + 1 to Jur & Thor on above. Getting Schwalbe tyres & tubes together is best.

    Do you want the big apples for a more more cushioned ride? If so they are great for that. If not I recommend the Marathon Plus for its excellent puncture resistance and strength. Still rolls very nicely too. Got them on ym 20" Downtube FS. See:
    Upgraded (modded) Downtube FS 2007

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    For comfort, yes.

    I'm loving that model of Downtube, very tempting at the price.


    I'm wondering, from a technical point of view, how inner tubes cope with being over-inflated?

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    I replaced the Swift's kenda kwest 1.5 with a Schwalbe Big Apple 2.0 without replacing the kenda's inner tube. The tube was rated 1.5 - 1.75. It's been two months now and it's still going strong. Some people said the Big Apple 2.0 is more like a 1.75.

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