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post #1 of 12 Old 04-07-2010, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Spare Tube

OK, I know I've read this somewhere before, but.......I want to carry only ONE spare tube. Which one, front or rear? I forget the why though. I have the OEM tubes that are still in good shape. Of course this would be only an emergency roadside repair until I could get the tire fixed properly.

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I read somewhere a front will get you outta the woods. Will work well enough in back to save ya..Dont remember where I read it and I cannot say if its true..

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I agree with NoBull. I think the reasoning is that the front will work the front (duh) and fold up well enough to fit in the rear. But the rear will be too small to even *think* about stretching around the 21" front rim

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OK then, tubes are cheap enough. What about an intermediate size, an 18 or 19 that would work well enough for both?
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You have 19" and 21" wheels, so you'd have to go more than 19" to be "intermediate". Why not just carry two? Or just a front?

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You have 19" and 21" wheels, so you'd have to go more than 19" to be "intermediate". Why not just carry two? Or just a front?
Running OEM 21 front and 17 rear ???
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Whoops. Yeah, that's what I meant!

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19 would be somewhere in between. Just for limited space concerns I only want to carry one tube that would get me out of the woods. I've done a tube patch before with less than desirable results and no patch can fix a tube torn at the valve stem. So, everyone agrees that the 21 front will work on the rear? I would be concerned that it would "wad up" fitting to the 17 rear. Anyone actually done this?
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While I've never needed to do so (knock on wood) I've always read that the 21" front will work fine in the 17" rear in a pinch (tube joke) but the 17" won't work in the 21"..

There's not much room in a 90/90-21 tire for a tube.. Even the correct size is a tight fit.. Trying to stuff an incorrect sized 19" is asking for a tube pinch.

A 21" tube will stretch just fine in a 17" rim/tire to get you away from Zombies..
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Do the math. You need a tube that will fit a 21" rim and a 17" tube will not do that or will a 19" tube. 21" tube it is.

The other day DC had a flat and between the two of us we did not have a spare tube though DC had patches and they worked.

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