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Yes the tube size should match the tire size. But a smaller tube will stretch. Too big a tube may fold. Max means max. If the the tire says 85 psi max then that is the max. If you weigh 180 then run the tire at or near the maximum. Do not put 116 PSI in that tire. Even if you have the wrong size tube pressure is still based on tire (not tube).


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You might be better of if you compare ERTO-measures for your tires. A 26 × 1 1/2 (= 26x1.5) is a 40 - 584 in ERTO, which is 40mm wide and 584mm in diameter. A 26 x 1,75 is ERTO 47 - 559 which is wider an has a smaller diameter. Modern tubes tend to cover a wider range of tire sizes. Not everyone appreciates this. If the tube fits without folds it will do ...


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You can essentially inflate the tube out as much as you want until it pops. If you over inflate it before mounting it, it wont fit. Try using less air. Generally, also, tubes are marked for a certain size of tires, so try to match that too (if the tube is too big of a size, you may have it fold over itself, while if its too small the tube may be effectively ...


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By the term bursting "Inner tube bursting" is not caused by the tire but is caused by over inflating. Please get a good quality rubber tube(rubber doesn't change its color when tube is inflated ) Yeah and also a combination of a good tube and tires significantly reduces the risk of flats(especially on a road bike) -I have got a set of tire liners and an ...


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The rule for the right pressure for a 700x23 size is 80-100 psi for a person weighing 60-75 KGS and 100 -130 psi for a person weighing above 75. Please check your max tire pressure on the tire and fix up with a tire pressure as mentioned above. P.S: Also make sure the tube is in the right position between the rims.. Else you might end up with a snake bite ...


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The rims spec'd with a lot of new Trek bikes (including yours) are "Tubeless ready". This means that you can run tubeless, but you can also run regular old tires with tubes (i.e. clinchers). The primary advantage of running a tubeless tire (which will be marked as tubeless) is that you can run a lower pressure without getting pinch flats, which is ...


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Many tyres can be made to work without a tube, but tubeless tyres tend to work fine with tubes. The bead of a tubeless tyre is smooth and moulded more accurately than non-tubeless tyres, to form a tighter seal with tubeless-compatible rims. You may be able to achieve tubeless running with a non-tubeless tyre, but it's likely you will need to use more ...


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As I've said in other answers, the right tire pressure function of you and your bike and your terrain. You'll have to play with the tire pressure to balance the ride quality.Just because the tire says pressure x on the sidewall doesn't mean it makes any sense running the tire at that pressure since it might just give a bouncy ride which compromises your ...


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Look at the range on the tire. There are different rules of thumb but if you weight 115 you would be at or close to the smaller number.


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Yes, better tires can help prevent punctures. It has already been mentioned that there are tires specifically made to enhance puncture resistance. One thing that has not been mentioned is that better tires also have stronger sidewalls to offer more tire support when going over bumps and thus better protect against pinch flats. (Once, I had a cheap tire with ...


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Yes, absolutely. Spend an extra 20 dollars on good tires and you could save yourself 30 dollars worth of tubes. Plan on spending somewhere around 40 to 50 dollars a tire. Even if tubes were free, the money is worth saving the hours spent on the side of the road dealing with flats. Look for tires in the 'training' or 'commuting' category, for extra puncture ...


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If the tube leaks out from under the wire bead it will burst. If you had a cheap tire with a stretched bead that can happen. If it is real easy to slide the tire on the rim that is a bad sign. If that was how the burst happened then a new tire would help. This can happen on even a good new tires if you over inflate too far. If it bursts again the you ...


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Its extremely unlikely for an inner tube to just burst. It sounds like you are suffering from punctures. There are two types of puncture; the first is an object penetrating the tire and inner tube, and the second is a 'pinch' puncture where an impact causes the inner tube to be pinched between the tire and rim. Many bikes (even expensive ones) come with ...


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You could always buy some new tubes with the valve set at a 45 degree angle. Schwalbe sell them for £5/6 depending on the size you need. Easiest way I'd say and saves you faffing about drilling holes or screwing valve extenders on and off.


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Yes. Slime makes some valve extenders for Schrader valves , and if you have a Presta valve you can use a Presta to Schrader valve adapter (and if you really want, you can attach a Schrader valve extender to that, since you can buy the Schrader valve extenders at Walmart or whatever) . Some companies (like Topeak) make Presta valve extenders as well: ...



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