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presta valved tubes with shraeder drilled rims

chronyxchronyx Posts: 455
edited May 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
excuse the question but after a p******* on the way home and walking back in the rain (not one 'you ok mate?' from the other two wheelers) i am rather tired and bought the wrong tubes earlier.

Can i safely use the presta tubes with my mtb rims?

Thank you
2007 Giant SCR2 - 'BFG'

Gone but not forgotten!:
2005 Specialized Hardrock Sport - 'Red Rocket'

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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Yes, but it is best to use a plastic grommet that takes up the space. You can get away with locking the thread nut down tight, but it can still move about a bit.
  • chronyxchronyx Posts: 455
    Thanks supersonic especially for the quick reply! :D
    2007 Giant SCR2 - 'BFG'

    Gone but not forgotten!:
    2005 Specialized Hardrock Sport - 'Red Rocket'
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    some of the valve lock rings do the same job if turned up side down.

    Have a look.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • dav1dav1 Posts: 1,298
    Ive been running my road/commute bike like this with no problem for 4 months now.

    Jyst make sure you lock it up nicely with the lockring.
    Giant TCR advanced 2 (Summer/race)
    Merlin single malt fixie (Commuter/winter/training)
    Trek superfly 7 (Summer XC)
    Giant Yukon singlespeed conversion (winter MTB/Ice/snow)

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  • chronyxchronyx Posts: 455
    Thanks all! :D love this forum!
    2007 Giant SCR2 - 'BFG'

    Gone but not forgotten!:
    2005 Specialized Hardrock Sport - 'Red Rocket'
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