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Is there Schrader to Presta converter out there?

uberhappyrichuberhappyrich Posts: 11
edited March 2010 in MTB beginners
Hi i bought a new dahon p18 the seat built in pump has a presta valve. But the wheels are schrader valve. I dont know what they are playing so need converter please. thanks

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  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,921
    They are available but not as readily available as presta to schreader. I carry one with me even though I run presta.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • redvee wrote:
    They are available but not as readily available as presta to schreader. I carry one with me even though I run presta.

    DO you know where I can get them. I cant find them anywhere. thanks
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    try your LBS.
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  • stu8975stu8975 Posts: 1,334
    Google works fine, you should of got an adapter with the bike, they normally come with them. Any how..
    http://www.cyclestore.co.uk/productDeta ... ctID=22347
  • rob0070rob0070 Posts: 60
    Have you tried turning the valve round on your pump ? :shock:
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    I just run Presta tubes in schrader rims - all my bikes use Presta and its not given me any problems on the MTB.

    (but yes pretty much every pump does both - so look at the pump first)
  • bomberesquebomberesque Posts: 1,701
    rob0070 wrote:
    Have you tried turning the valve round on your pump ? :shock:

    ^this. In many (even most) modern pumps there's a rubber washer inside the end cap where the valve goes in that can be reversed allowing it to be compatible with both Persta and Shraeder
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