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Replacing Nobblies with Semi-Slicks - Tube Question

JMC39JMC39 Posts: 38
edited August 2008 in Commuting chat
Hi,

I am going to replace my chunky Continental Gravity (http://www.conti-tyres.co.uk/conticycle ... tion.shtml) with some far more managable Schwalbe Silento II (http://www.allterraincycles.co.uk/product/108866.html), anyway my question is, do I need to replace the existing inner tubes for 'road' tubes, or will the existing tubes work OK?

Thanks
FNC 13 - Nobbly MTB, Pannier, Normal clothes, and GPS!

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  • Sorry, can't seem to find the first tyre,but I would say that provided they are the same diameter the innertube should be ok.
    Chuck 'em in, worst scenario is you have to replace them later.
    FCN 11, Hmmm
  • JMC39JMC39 Posts: 38
    FNC 13 - Nobbly MTB, Pannier, Normal clothes, and GPS!
  • toslowtoslow Posts: 85
    What size are the tyres going to be ?
    If they are narrow tyres it may be best to plump for tubes that will fit . Even if its only for ease of fitting as large tubes in narrow tyres can sometimes be a tad tricky to fit .
  • JMC39JMC39 Posts: 38
    toslow wrote:
    What size are the tyres going to be ?
    If they are narrow tyres it may be best to plump for tubes that will fit . Even if its only for ease of fitting as large tubes in narrow tyres can sometimes be a tad tricky to fit .

    Going from 26x2.2 to 26x1.75, so not a huge difference.
    FNC 13 - Nobbly MTB, Pannier, Normal clothes, and GPS!
  • CunobelinCunobelin Posts: 11,792
    The tubes will be fine, but.................

    If you have the tyres off now is the good chance for an inspectton and replace any that look worn, especially around the valve.
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