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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 6:01 pm 
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I've got a wheel that should have a presta tube in, but i only have Schraeder ones :?
Should i....
A. Drill the rim to accept the schraeder?
B. Stop being so bloody impatient and go and buy the right tube tomorrow?
:D :D


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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 6:05 pm 
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Grannygrinder wrote:
I've got a wheel that should have a presta tube in, but i only have Schraeder ones :?
Should i....
A. Drill the rim to accept the schraeder?
B. Stop being so bloody impatient and go and buy the right tube tomorrow?
:D :D


Drill and buy a reducer as well.

Then when you're out biking and you get a flat and you've forgotten (or in my case already used up) all your tubes and your mates only have the other style you can still use it.


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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 6:11 pm 
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Grannygrinder wrote:
Should I drill my rim out?


Sounds eye-watering! Isn't there some sort of "special interest" forum where you could get better advice.


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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 6:19 pm 
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:lol: make sure its a good drill!


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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 6:26 pm 
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JeRkY wrote:
Grannygrinder wrote:
Should I drill my rim out?


Sounds eye-watering! Isn't there some sort of "special interest" forum where you could get better advice.


There is but all i get from them is YES!!YES!!YES!! :D :D its a very one sided debate :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 10:30 am 
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Yep, drill it. But be careful how you stick it in afterwards, it might be a bit rough. Fnarrr.


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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 11:07 am 
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Why don't you just get a presta valve for goodness sake? Why weaken a rim?


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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 11:39 am 
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Scougar wrote:
Why don't you just get a presta valve for goodness sake? Why weaken a rim?


I'll go for:

a) It probably won't weaken the rim. Never has for me.
b) Practicality - it's easier to find a Schrader pump out there in the big bad world.


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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 11:47 am 
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I'd still go for option B of his to be honest. (or sell the rim and get a presta rim).


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schrader is so much easier to find


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