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Doh! Got the wrong size tubes.

DomProDomPro Posts: 321
edited August 2009 in Workshop
In my haste I managed to select the wrong size tubes on CRC. Went for the 700 x 35-45, instead of the 700x23 that match my tyres.

Will these larger tubes fit in my 23mm tyres ok? Are they useless to me? Not even for a get-me-home fix in case of punctures...?

Thx,
Shazam !!

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  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 8,640
    Yes, they are useless to you. Send them back for the correct size.
  • k-dogk-dog Posts: 1,652
    You'll be trying to cram too much tube in and will probably end up with pinch punctures.

    You're better getting the right ones.
    I'm left handed, if that matters.
  • webbhostwebbhost Posts: 470
    disagreeing with the other 2 (but not entirely) i wouldn't put them past as a last resort backup, as I have used a larger tube in a 23c wheel before... it was a bit crammed, and had to be careful putting the tyre back on to avoid pinch, but it worked and more importantly got me home.

    I DID however change back to correct size at first opportunity.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Sell them on eBay, mentioning 'Fixie' in the title and you will get over double what you paid for them...
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