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Postby Mulger bill » Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:13 pm

Me wheels for the big red Wanga project arrived yesterday, SRAM 406 courtesy of Wiggle.

Nowhere on the blurb did it mention they were drilled for Schraeder valves. :?

I know MacGyvers have been mentioned before that'll let me run Presta valved tubes without shredding them in the hole but I'm damned if I can find them. Can someone please help the idiot?

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Postby mitzikatzi » Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:31 pm

I just use a couple of short bits of plastic tube. Texta pen case cut to length and use the presta valve "lock ring" to hold them in place.

You can also buy inserts for the hole in the rim. eg
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Postby Mulger bill » Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:34 pm

mitzikatzi wrote:I just use a couple of short bits of plastic tube. Texta pen case cut to length and use the 'presta valve "lock ring" to hold them in place.


ChChing! That'll do me. 8) Thanks Mitz, I owe you your beverage of choice :D

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Postby il padrone » Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:06 pm

Some profiled valve stem locknuts might do it for you :idea:

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There is also a specific alloy insert that you can buy to do the job, but I have some of these very locknuts from tubes I've bought so I could use this if I ever needed to (not looking too likely).
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Postby HappyHumber » Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:22 pm

il padrone wrote:Some profiled valve stem locknuts might do it for you :idea:

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There is also a specific alloy insert that you can buy to do the job, but I have some of these very locknuts from tubes I've bought so I could use this if I ever needed to (not looking too likely).



Fairly sure its one of the Continental family of tubes. I think I bought a 5 or 10 pack of their tubes in a Wiggle order once and they had the threaded nuts with a lip such as Pete's posted.
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Postby Mulger bill » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:34 pm

That's correct Kym. Guess who got a pair of shiny new 'Gators for the commuter with matching Conti tubes in the same box :D

Looks like I won't have to chop up any textas 8)

Thanks for the link Pete, appreciate it.

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Postby tallywhacker » Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:53 am

Ever since the vasectomy...I mostly ride fixed.

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Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:04 am

Thanks for that Tally, more good ideas :D

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