Do I need a new inner tube when putting on thinner tyres

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Do I need a new inner tube when putting on thinner tyres

Postby Canned Tomatoes » Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:53 pm

G'day, my Progear mountainbike has the stock tyres (26'/1.95') and tubes and I want to change them to 26'/1.75' tyres but I was wondering if I need to replace the inner tubes first.

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by BNA » Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:49 pm

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Re: Do I need a new inner tube when putting on thinner tyres

Postby Fred Nurk » Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:49 pm

With that sort of change in size its probably not required. If you were intending to run slicks (say, 1.25") then it'd be a different story.
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Re: Do I need a new inner tube when putting on thinner tyres

Postby Canned Tomatoes » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:03 pm

I decided to go with 26 x 1.5 inch tyres... Still no biggie?
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Re: Do I need a new inner tube when putting on thinner tyres

Postby Fred Nurk » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:42 am

Unlikely.

Unless you've managed to get 2.25" tubes then you'll probably be ok. Might be a little bit more difficult to squeeze the tubes in, but not insurmountable.
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