Wednesday 14 July 2010 4.30pm
Knew you'd be interested in the puncture saga update
Snippet from EvansCycles website where my Ridgeback 21" came from.
Choosing Your Inner Tube Size
It is imperative that you replace your inner tubes with a tube that is the right size according to the diameter and width for your tyre. The size is almost always written somewhere on the sidewall of the tyre for easy reference.
So I jot down the size from the tube 700x35/43c
and drop into Evans London Bridge this afternoon.
The bloke tells me that the 700x28/38
is a suitable replacement. When I say I'd prefer to replace with the same dimensions he says the difference is slight and 'just pump it up a bit harder'. Why don't they stock tubes of every size especially as they sell bikes with 700x35/43c
tubes in them. Anyway I took his word for it as on several bike forums people seemed to have the same problem replacing that particular size and settled for the slightly smaller size. Also bought a repair kit to fix the original. I do like tinkering with any kind of DIY so it was fun.
If the 700x28/38
blows within a week I'll take it back for a refund. What is so odd about the 700x35/43c