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Can I use a 700x23-28 inner tube on a 700x32 tire?

Old 12-21-09, 12:45 PM
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Can I use a 700x23-28 inner tube on a 700x32 tire?

Or do I need larger?
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Should be fine. I've done it tons of times. The bonus is you don't have to be as cautious about not pinching the tube when you re-seat the tire.
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It'll be fine man! Don't worry too much about the restrictions they put on the tubes, at the end of the day it's rubber that blows up, the tube you've got is thinner walled then the 28-38 tube as the tube you've got is for a road bike and the 28-38 tube is for a cyclocross style bike, but don't worry about it, will be fine.
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Old 12-21-09, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Rok5tarr View Post
It'll be fine man! Don't worry too much about the restrictions they put on the tubes, at the end of the day it's rubber that blows up, the tube you've got is thinner walled then the 28-38 tube as the tube you've got is for a road bike and the 28-38 tube is for a cyclocross style bike, but don't worry about it, will be fine.
Tube sizes has nothing to do with what style bikes they go on.
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Yeah I was thinking about that!
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Tube sizes has nothing to do with what style bikes they go on.
Listen if some customer put a rocket up your arse and got you pissy and your taking it out on me fair cop, but if your just been a general arsehole trying to get me where ever you can then don't try too hard.

More to the point, yes, tube sizes doesn't have to go to a bike, but in general a 700 x 23-28 tube usually goes in a road bike, and in general a 700 x 28-38c tube goes into a cyclocross 'style' bike, so stop get off my case.
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Originally Posted by Rok5tarr View Post
Listen if some customer put a rocket up your arse and got you pissy and your taking it out on me fair cop, but if your just been a general arsehole trying to get me where ever you can then don't try too hard.

More to the point, yes, tube sizes doesn't have to go to a bike, but in general a 700 x 23-28 tube usually goes in a road bike, and in general a 700 x 28-38c tube goes into a cyclocross 'style' bike, so stop get off my case.
So in a nutshell. You're 100% wrong.

Thanks that's all we needed. Come back when you have something correct to contribute to this forum. Suck it up and you might actually learn something.
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Are you that big-headed you answer your own questions? and have a conversation with yourself.. If you listen to me i agreed with you, so if you listened to me you'd see where i was coming from. But instead your the typical american, egotistical and big-headed.
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Im going to have to agree with Rok5tar on this one. Yes in general if you are running a bigger tire and you have them by all means run the bigger tube. You wont hurt anything by running a smaller tube in a bigger tire, But it has been my experence in a bigger tire smaller tubes have to stretch more to fill the area inside the tire. When this happens I think the tire tends to pinch flat a little easier. I found this to be true runnning the for cross. Switched to the larger tube and it seemed to clear the problem up.

But like I siad thsi was my experence, you mileage may vary.

Oh and dont worry about Operator he's rude to everyone.
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Originally Posted by Milice View Post
Im going to have to agree with Rok5tar on this one. Yes in general if you are running a bigger tire and you have them by all means run the bigger tube. You wont hurt anything by running a smaller tube in a bigger tire, But it has been my experence in a bigger tire smaller tubes have to stretch more to fill the area inside the tire. When this happens I think the tire tends to pinch flat a little easier. I found this to be true runnning the for cross. Switched to the larger tube and it seemed to clear the problem up.

But like I siad thsi was my experence, you mileage may vary.

Oh and dont worry about Operator he's rude to everyone.
Thank-you very much! Hopefully i can prove to this guy i'm not unknown in the area of the bike trade, being a cytech level 2 qualified mechanic and DT Swiss pro wheelbuilder i think i deserve my place somewhere, also working in a 60+ year old well established company known for hand crafted and finished frames. But good to known he's like this to everyone, thought he was just giving me a hard time with me being a new-comer knowning a little.
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It will work ok. I've used 1.5-2.0 26" tubes in 2.4 Schwalbe tires-no problem.

Big aside to ROKSTARR- in respect to the combatant from Toronto- you called him a "typical american, big headed egotistical". We don't call Canadians "Americans"-yes they are from North America-so are Mexicans- but we reserve the term Americans for USA-IANS. You should call him a "big headed egotistical Canuck". In general Canadians aren't considered particularly egotistical-not "real americans" in that respect. There are exceptions, but I have no idea in respect to OPERATOR.

Just kidding of course. And just in case Canuck is some sort of serious insult-sorry.I always figured it was a light duty insult.
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Yes, you can. No problem.

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It will work fine if it is a new tube. I've occasionally had problems putting a patched tube into a tire that was larger than the tube was designed for. Some patches don't stretch as well as tubes do, and so the patch can fail when put into a tire that is larger than the tube was made for.
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