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Old 05-10-09, 06:56 PM   #1
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tubes for 16" 349

does anybody know what size inner tubes can be used for 16" (349 16x1 3/8) tires?
the 16x 1.75- 2.15 size for example? if not, any others?
I did not receive any extra tubes from BF when I got my Tikit, and am having a hard time finding them here in Australia
Had a bad blowout and now I am sans bike!
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I think you have to be careful here - the 349 tube is given in fractions of inches, while the 305 is given in decimal inches. Stick to 16x1-1/8 to 1/3/8".

I could source some for you here and shoot them over. St Kilda cycles would also be a good place. Try to get Schwalbe; higher cost but very very good quality, you won't have to pump again in a month at least.
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I believe Schwalbe and Kenda both make a 16 x 1 3/8 tube that should work for you. If your local bike shops can order these brands, you might be able to get them to order it for you.

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349 tubes are certainly available in Oz, Schwalbes are easily found. Which state are you in?
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try anyplace that's got recumbants or trikes & give them a call (do a bit of a google search or call greenspeed in melbourne) they usually have access to weird small sizes or can put you onto somebody closer
make sure you specify valve type - (shraeder a bit more common than presta)
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Any recumbent shop, as per srad, but don't know of any such in NT. Abbotsford Cycles in Melbourne is a good choice for more obscure parts than 349 tubes also. Flying Furniture (recumbent specialists) is worthwhile also.
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does anybody know what size inner tubes can be used for 16" (349 16x1 3/8) tires?
the 16x 1.75- 2.15 size for example? if not, any others?
I did not receive any extra tubes from BF when I got my Tikit, and am having a hard time finding them here in Australia
Had a bad blowout and now I am sans bike!
Do you have a division of "Wal-Mart" up there?

There's one in the UK, selling these, which I use from time to time.

I wouldn't pump them to > 85 psi, but as they're 1/2 the price of others, just fine if the real thing isn't available.

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I have some trouble to find 451 mm tubes in Israel. So, for my R20 I am using a 355 mm tube (Schreader valve) on a 451 mm rim and a 451 x 1 1/8 tyre. I can find tubes this size in every bike shop and they are cheaper. Probably my example can be extended to the 349 mm wheels.
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