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Old 06-23-12, 11:18 AM   #1
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Question for confused new purchaser

Hi All,

Could someone with knowledge help me

I have just changed my MTB to a Hybrid and my wheel size has changed from a 26" wheel to a 700c wheel.

On the tyre the size shows 700x42c but the sales assistant sold me 700 x 35-40c inner tubes

Will these fit or is he pulling the wool over my eyes ??

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Old 06-23-12, 11:44 AM   #2
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Just re checked and the tyres are in fact 700 x 45c
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I'd say that is close enough it will work.
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I'd say that is close enough it will work.
Even though they are 45's running and running with a 35-40 c tube ??

Would I not be more prone to punctures etc ??

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I suppose the tube stretching to fill a 700x45 tire will make it thinner, and ever so slightly more likely to be punctured, but the difference is negligible. I'm not saying you can throw a 700x23 tube in a 700x50 tire, but the tube and tire do not have to be the exact same width to work.
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Thanks for the help.

I will keep the tubes as there don't seem to be too much risk

Thanks for the help
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That's an inconsequential difference. Go for it.
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