No, that is the way you order a tube. Go to your LBS and tell them you need a presta valve tube for a 26x1.50 tire.
Originally Posted by JeffKan1
Great State of Varmint
Yep. With tubes you need the correct diameter (26"), but the tube-size is more forgiving. It could be a 1-1.25" - 1-50" or something. Ask the shop.
I think you're looking for something like this for the tube...Continental Presta Tube 26x1.25-1.75. Your tire size (26x1.5) falls within the range the tube is labeled with. Panthers007 is correct.
Originally Posted by Panthers007
First try this:
1. Squeeze your tire beads in toward the center of the rim all of the way around.
2. Hold the wheel vertically in front of you with the valve stem at 3 o'clock.
3. Grab the tire at 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock and push it straight down. What you're trying to do is to accumulate all of the slack between the tire and rim at one place.
Most of the time that will give you the slack that you need to push one of the tire beads off of the rim without using tire levers. In a pinch, a quick release lever makes a good emergency tire lever.
Excellent replies everyone, thanks! You are my LBS... I live in rural northwest KS and don't feel like spending $38 in gas to drive there and back.
Retro G., great advice, I will try that and see if it'll work. Thanks JeffB502, I'll try that Continental Tube. I did find after hours of searching online, that Schwalbe does sell a tube. It was in the $8 - $12 range. It's funny, we don't think twice about spending hundreds on a bike, but oh man, $12 seems like so much for a tube! lol