So I got a new rear wheel yesterday, after waiting 3 weeks to have it built. Only I completely forgot to check/specify that I would prefer a schrader valve hole. So of course I get it, and it's presta.
Not that I have any problems with presta, I've just always used schrader and my front wheel is schrader. So now I have a dilemma. The wheel is absolutely great, already put it on and used it (bought a presta tube), but my tube situation is a bit awkward, because I don't want to have to carry around one presta and one schrader tube at all times.
The way I see it, there are two possible solutions:
1) Get the new wheel hole drilled to fit schrader
2) Find one of those grommet things and just use presta on both wheels from now on.
1 seems like it could damage the wheel. I'm not really keen on making a permanent change to something like this at the moment, so 2 seems like a more realistic solution. However I know nothing about grommets. Are they all compatible with all rims? I've seen plastic, rubber, and metal ones on the internet. Would this one work? http://www.amazon.com/Pyramid-Sunlit...4114635&sr=1-1
I asked the LBS for one when I was there but I think I wasn't clear or they misunderstood me, they dropped a presta-to-schrader pump adapter into my parts bag instead of a grommet (my fault for not paying close enough attention). I'm heading back on Friday for a bike fit so I'll ask them again, but just in case they really don't have anything I'd like to be prepared to order one online.