Split inner tubes

Stul

Über Member
Hi all, just had my first puncture on the rear wheel of my Raleigh Centros, (Hub gears and belt...oh dear).
I have managed to get the rear wheel off and it was not as bad as I thought, (thank you Youtube).
However I note that the inner tube is of "split" variety...and I have never come across these before. Just wandering what the advantages are, eg are they designed so that you can change them without taking the wheel off?
Also where to get replacements, I have done a google search around "spilt inner tubes", and nothing really comes up?
Many thanks for any help...
 

roley poley

Senior Member
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try entering "double ended inner tubes"there is also a thread on cyclechat
 

I like Skol

Hold my beer and watch this....
Didn't know such a thing existed but makes sense so the tube can be replaced without removing the wheel.
You can also fit a conventional inner tube and just fix any punctures while the wheel is in-situ and the tube is still looped around the rear triangle.
 
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Stul

Über Member
..brill, many thanks for all the replies..."double ended" does seem a more logical name, (the Raleigh website calls them "split"), and things now Google!
At least I know how to take the rear wheel off now, it looked a bit complicated at first but actually fairly straightforward following the youtube vid....just hope it goes back together now!
 
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Stul

Über Member
OK, I managed to patch the tyre and get the wheel back in..but what a pain! Not sure it would be that easy to change while "en route", but I think I will try and get a spare "double ender" as well as carrying a patch kit, at least it gives me some options....

..and thanks for all the comments.
 
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Stul

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please don't enter double ender in your search engine as it really won't be what your looking for!!!:blush:
...brill..lol...just what I needed after a frustrating day trying to get my rear wheel back on.... :smile:
 
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