18in tubes on a 20in wheel

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12/2/2015 9:54 AM



Sometime in 2013, I had an eastern burnout tire on my rear wheel (the bad kind) and of corse, I hit a curb and bang goes the tire, and crack goes my rim....shocked
I go home to find I have no extra tubes or good tires, But I did have...

An 18in tube and a 2.1 tire rated 10-30psi from a kids bike I found next to a dumpster. The tire was rather new and thick though. I streached the tube around the rim and pumped it up to 40psi with no problem.

A month later I decide to pump it up to 90PSI cause you knoe 90psi FTW!
unsure

It lasted for a 2 months of dialing in 360s and feebles until I hit the same curb and BOOOOM. The tire was half way off the rim and a piece of the tube was 4ft away blink


TL;DR: 18 inch tubes are a fine if you don't have any others on hand.
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12/2/2015 11:11 AM

Yea. IN A PINCH you can do this.

Try not to though. Stretching the tube = thinner rubber.

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12/2/2015 11:31 AM

I'm loving both my eastern burnouts , such a fast tire , have them pumped up to 110 and never had a problem but I am using 20 inch tubes

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12/2/2015 3:42 PM

eskimojay wrote:

I'm loving both my eastern burnouts , such a fast tire , have them pumped up to 110 and never had a problem but I am using 20 ...more

I've always used 20inch tubes except for this one time.
The one I have is rated to 50psi.I think its the OEM wire version.
http://www.vitalbmx.com/product/guide/Tires,40/Eastern-Bikes/Burnout,2669#product-specs

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12/2/2015 3:51 PM

That makes sense I've got the Kevlar 110 psi version , I'd probably be blowing tubes with the 50 psi one to

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12/2/2015 7:10 PM

Still rocking the same 16" tubes from February

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