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Tires and Tubes
Posted by: Bicycle Joe (IP Logged)
Date: July 04, 2006 01:12PM

Since I have a recumbent (406 front/559 rear) and a Bike Friday NWT I
seem to have a varied collection of extra tires and tubes both presta and schrader. Before spending any more money on new tires and tubes I want to use the ones I have laying around. Would this setup on the rear wheel be okay:

Rim: Sun CR18
Tire: Vredestein S-Lick 20 x 1.3
Tube: Sized for 20 X 1.75 " and above.

Or would having a larger inner tube used with skinnier tire be a recipe for possible problems.


Re: Tires and Tubes
Posted by: Tom (IP Logged)
Date: July 04, 2006 02:05PM

<Complete disclaimer from any responsibility whatever from the results of this advice>

Well, it's possible, but isn't considered good practice. In any event, you may well find it very difficult to install the tyre without pinch punctures. Modern inner tubes are reliable and long lived, so it might be a better bet to simply fit an approprite new tube of the recommended size, and find other ways to use the old one or its materials.

- Lord Obsolescent -

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