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2.125 inch tube in a 2.3 inch tire?

Old 08-14-03, 12:04 PM
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2.125 inch tube in a 2.3 inch tire?

I was wondering if anyone ever used the 1.9/2.125 inch tube in a 2.3 inch tire. I need to wait a couple weeks until the right sized tubes come in and in the meantime I was going to try the smaller tubes. I don't want them going flat on me because it'll be a long walk downhill if something bad happens. Thanks!:confused:
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Old 08-14-03, 01:40 PM
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No problem.
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Old 08-14-03, 02:00 PM
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I did it with no probs and my LBS said it doesnt require as much psi. I didnt try runing less psi but i didnt have any probs with the tubes.
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Old 08-15-03, 12:04 AM
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Thanks a million.
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Old 08-17-03, 01:18 PM
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bman, thats one of the funniest thing I've read in a long time. Tires hold pressure not inner tubes!! Your LBS needs a tuneup!!
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Old 08-17-03, 01:46 PM
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you can run that size tube into a 2.7 tire. I still run the same tubes I always have
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Old 08-17-03, 02:00 PM
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Yeah, i run those tubes in my 2.6". NO problems.
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there's no problem on that ......
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I use 1.95 tubes with presta valves (cause its the same as my road bike that way) on my 1.5 slicks and 2.1 knobbies.

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Old 08-18-03, 12:11 AM
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Miamijim, I thought that was kind of odd as well, which I ignored their advice....That's why I've been driving an extra 30 minutes to a different shop. They have much more parts and lots of actual sales people (poilitically correct term LOL) who actually ride.
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