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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:02 am 
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This will enivitably fill some with "he doesn't know that?" momments but it's the first time for me.

Bought a new on one inbred single speed and the shop forgot to send the tubes, how I do not know but they did. Although they did include the panaracer xc 2.1s, so at least they managed most of the bike.

So without looking I went to the shops to get two tubes got home and the reetard wheels appear to be a presta rather than a schreader. That will teach me not to look at the holes.

Can anyone reccomend a tube that is presta valved for a 2.1 tyre ?

As I said it will sound simple to those in the know but this is the first time I've experienced this :oops:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:05 am 
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Aye its no problem, we were all there once.

Head over to crc and see what they have.

Unless you were looking for specific recommendations in which case i dont use presta but often, a tube is a tube is a tube as long as its not the dirt cheap ones.

I normally buy kenda ones from ebay as theyre cheap (but branded). I dont like fixing tubes and at one stage was getting lots of pinches which couldnt be foxed so new tube each time is somewhat better for me.

Bulk buy is an option.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:21 am 
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Thanks for the reply cyfa2809.

My biggest concern is are there presta valve inners for a 2.1 or are they normal say 700 presta that allows exspansion for a 2.1 mtb tire?

such a simple thing that you experience once then never forget.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:19 am 
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They will be sized accordingly.

You will be looking for something like 1.75-2.1 or to gain a bit of extra protection (wink) from punctures and arent worried so much about weight, 2.1-2.5.

These should fit the bill for you and are the cheapest on crc at the moment but the reviews have good and bad...

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=41990


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:52 am 
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Cheers, incredibly helpfull


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:08 am 
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The only difference is the valve, you buy them as you would Schrader valved tubes - so just get one with the same dimensions as your Schrader tubes.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:25 pm 
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I bought these, to last me a good while.....

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=78326

At 2.1 you could have either, unless you plan on swapping fro smaller or larger tyres in the future.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:16 am 
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You could just drill out the hole in your rim to fit the schrader valve,


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:53 am 
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dvatcmark wrote:
You could just drill out the hole in your rim to fit the schrader valve,


.... be aware that some rims can be too narrow for that.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:55 am 
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good point, The reetard rim should be fine though


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