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    Tires

    I'm currently running Continental Contact 700 x 32c's on my Dr. Dew, but want to switch over to something faster.

    I'm considering Continental Contact Sports, which are 700 x 28c. Will I have to change the tubes in order for them to fit?

    Thanks !
    Last edited by leonidn07; 05-21-2009 at 09:40 AM.

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    probably not, but maybe.
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    Tubes are usually designed for a given size range, which should be marked right on the tube. You can usually get away with stretching a tube in a bigger tire than it`s supposed to go with, but stuffing a big tube into a small tire can sometimes cause it to bunch up or get pinched between the rim and the tire bead. I had that problem when I tried to use 26x1 3/8 (Schwinn 26", which are actually quite a bit bigger diameter than mtb) in 26 x 1.5 slicks.

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    It usually depends on the tubes themselves. The brand I use are available in a 28-32 size so they will fit both size tires.

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    Thanks for all this info, this helps a lot.

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