Desperate Tube Situation

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  • 09-06-2009
    lalahsghost
    Desperate Tube Situation
    I live in an uber rural town. Our LBS is closed on sundays and I'm desperate to ride a little more today. My tube has three or four thorn flats, and I don't have a spare tube. Wally-World carries some "32-45"-622 tubes for 700c hybrid tires. I'm running 52-622's.... Would it work JUST FOR TODAY?

    Sorry for the noob question, but today has been a learning experience about being prepared!
  • 09-06-2009
    wyosam
    give it a try, will probably work fine. I've used tubes a lot further off. :thumbsup:
  • 09-06-2009
    mtnbiker72
    Standard 26" tubes work fine too
  • 09-06-2009
    lalahsghost
    Thanks for the quick response!
  • 09-06-2009
    sean salach
    wally world probably also has patch kits as well.
  • 09-06-2009
    shiggy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lalahsghost
    I live in an uber rural town. Our LBS is closed on sundays and I'm desperate to ride a little more today. My tube has three or four thorn flats, and I don't have a spare tube. Wally-World carries some "32-45"-622 tubes for 700c hybrid tires. I'm running 52-622's.... Would it work JUST FOR TODAY?

    Sorry for the noob question, but today has been a learning experience about being prepared!

    I would avoid the hybrid tubes. Generally too narrow and too thick. Both are factors in letting the tube stretch properly to fill the width of the tire.

    A wide 26" tube is better.
  • 09-06-2009
    CaveGiant
    I have used a 19" tyre on my 29er before and it worked fine.

    real pain in the arse to get on though
  • 09-06-2009
    locobaylor
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CaveGiant
    I have used a 19" tyre on my 29er before and it worked fine.

    real pain in the arse to get on though


    pictures please.
    otherwise, i call bull.
  • 09-06-2009
    mtnbiker72
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CaveGiant
    I have used a 19" tyre on my 29er before and it worked fine.

    real pain in the arse to get on though

    Hard to tell if your being a smartass or a dumbass
  • 09-06-2009
    markf
    hybrid tube will work great. no serious issues should happen. if you're nervous about it, change it once you can get to the lbs.