Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > General Cycling Discussion
Reload this Page >

Bike Tube and Tire Difference??

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

Bike Tube and Tire Difference??

Old 10-02-11, 02:57 PM
  #1  
neelsarode
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Bike Tube and Tire Difference??

Hey i have a fixed gear bike that has 23 inch rims but i accidently bought a 25 inch tire. The guy at the store said it doesnt matter casue its a really small difference, but with that tire i popped 3 tubes in one day. im wondering is it my riding or is it cause the tires bigger than the 23 inch tube??
neelsarode is offline  
Old 10-02-11, 03:01 PM
  #2  
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
 
10 Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Posts: 30,995

Bikes: 2010 Expedition, 03 GTO

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 709 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If you have the old tire.... Look on the sidewall of the tire and see if you can find a 700 X 23.
If so the 700 X 25 tire will be fine.
__________________
Fred "The Real Fred"
10 Wheels is offline  
Old 10-02-11, 11:12 PM
  #3  
ThermionicScott 
hungry
 
ThermionicScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CID
Posts: 18,286

Bikes: 1991 Bianchi Eros, 1964 Armstrong, 1988 Diamondback Ascent, 1988 Bianchi Premio, 1987 Bianchi Sport SX, 1980s Raleigh mixte (hers)

Mentioned: 63 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1958 Post(s)
Liked 34 Times in 33 Posts
Sounds like you're underinflating or not installing the tubes properly.
__________________
Originally Posted by chandltp View Post
There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
Originally Posted by noglider
People in this forum are not typical.
RUSA #7498
ThermionicScott is offline  
Old 10-02-11, 11:24 PM
  #4  
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Posts: 41,386

Bikes: 8

Mentioned: 183 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6698 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 117 Times in 98 Posts
23 inch rims but i accidently bought a 25 inch tire.
you are off on another planet.

Metric system 23 vs 25 mm in width aint squat., IE,
you are, I expect, talking about width , in MM .. not inches
diameter is not width..
have you gotten any Math classes yet?
fietsbob is offline  
Old 10-02-11, 11:25 PM
  #5  
BarracksSi
Bike ≠ Car ≠ Ped.
 
BarracksSi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 13,854

Bikes: Some bikes. Hell, they're all the same, ain't they?

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
Sounds like you're underinflating or not installing the tubes properly.
+1

Anyway, about sizes -- all the tubes I've bought have a range of sizes with which they'll work. That is, if my bike's tires are 700x23, I can use tubes that are marked 700x18-23 (they fit tires anywhere from 18mm to 23mm in width) or other tubes marked 700x23-28 (same deal; 23mm to 28 mm). As long as the tube's size range covers your tire, and it's installed correctly and without burrs or debris embedded in the rim tape or tire itself, then you'll be fine.
BarracksSi is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.