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Old 09-08-07, 11:21 AM
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tube sizing advice

I have thorn resistant, 700x23-26 tubes from performance (the really thick ones). Can I use them with 700x28 tires or should I not exceed the size recommendation?

They don't seem to offer the thick ones for 28-32 size tires.

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Old 09-08-07, 11:27 AM
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Shouldn't be any problem. I've always used tubes one size smaller than the tire (and it's just a range anyway, not that critical, and few tires are of the exact size they say). It makes it a touch easier to install the tube and tire.
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Old 09-08-07, 01:41 PM
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Until going airless for commuting I used 19-25mm tubes w/28-32mm tires all the time. You shouldn't have any problems.
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I've used $3 Nashbar presta tubes marked as 700x28 to 32 in my 700x35 tires for many years, works great. Once or twice a year I get a flat, I can get the tire off and back on without using a tire lever, and never get the tube pinched between tire and rim when trying to get the tire on.
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