Bike tube sizing assistance

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  1. Rwhite769

    Rwhite769 New Member

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    I am confused. I know they have sizing ranges for French/presta tubes but do not for other tubes. Why is that? Also, I ordered a bike tube that was advertised as 650 x 23c/26c. What I received was a 650 x 25c. It doesn’t state that it is compatible with sizing ranges. Will this work for my 650 x 23c tire? Your assistance with helping me understand the sizing would be appreciated.
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  2. dabac

    dabac Well-Known Member

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    Bike tube sizing is messy and rarely critical.
    While too big is usually more of an issue than too small, I would happily try a 25C tube in a 23C tire. If it looks like the new tube can go in w/o creasing, install and ride.
     
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    Rwhite769 New Member

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    Thank you so much for your assistance. It is a tube that I had planned to just have as a backup for a long trip. I think I will swap it out to make sure that it will work before we get out to ride. I appreciate your assistance.
     
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