Help! Where to find 26 1-1/8" tubes...

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Help! Where to find 26 1-1/8" tubes...

Postby GNBrews » Fri Aug 16, 2013 19:20 pm

I just picked-up a set of Continental Ultra Gatorskin tires, and am running into a brick wall trying to find tubes. Is this an unobtanium size, or is there a common larger size that will work?

Thanks for any help!

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Re: Help! Where to find 26 1-1/8" tubes...

Postby francis666 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 19:39 pm

Theyre all over Ebay

Would help if you said what tyre size eg 26" * ?
and what valve type you want: presta or schrader
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Re: Help! Where to find 26 1-1/8" tubes...

Postby cooldad » Fri Aug 16, 2013 20:39 pm

Aren't they 700c road tyres?
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Re: Help! Where to find 26 1-1/8" tubes...

Postby cooldad » Fri Aug 16, 2013 20:47 pm

I see MTB sizes as well, so if 26" tyres you just need 26" tubes, the skinnier the better.
But they will be 26x1.XX, in decimal, not a fraction.
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Re: Help! Where to find 26 1-1/8" tubes...

Postby mattshrops » Fri Aug 16, 2013 21:14 pm

Conti tour tubes 26x 1 1/8, conti like using fractions for some reason.

Your lbs should be able to get them - if they don't already have them.
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Re: Help! Where to find 26 1-1/8" tubes...

Postby cooldad » Fri Aug 16, 2013 22:00 pm

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Re: Help! Where to find 26 1-1/8" tubes...

Postby The Rookie » Sat Aug 17, 2013 06:00 am

Bizarre as a 26x1 1/8th tyre won't fit on an mtb 26" rim, so why label tubes 'wrongly'!

Schwalbe tubes are better than conti anyway in my opinion anyway!

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Re: Help! Where to find 26 1-1/8" tubes...

Postby njee20 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:07 pm

26x 1 1/8 is not the same 26", its an older standard, between 26" and 29", Schwalbe do tubes, otherwise you can squash a 700c hybrid tube in there.

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Re: Help! Where to find 26 1-1/8" tubes...

Postby cooldad » Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:33 pm

According to Conti (and my link) it does fir a 26" MTB wheel, but a narrow one?
It's 26x3/8th that is the old standard - Raleigh etc, that is confusing.
And weird
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