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    keeping the schraeder~persta valve adapter installed

    Is there a down side on keeping the adapter installed while riding? My pump is set up for schraeder only.
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    There are plastic ones that will save you at least 2-9g over the brass adaptor. A definite must!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    There are plastic ones that will save you at least 2-9g over the brass adaptor. A definite must!!
    True, but a brass one can be melted down and forged into a spare link if needed. +1 for emergency preparedness!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fc_ View Post
    True, but a brass one can be melted down and forged into a spare link if needed. +1 for emergency preparedness!
    Okay MacGyver, do you cast parts on the trail?
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    That must be why he always has a lighter & a spoon on hand.
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    I'd be worried about affecting the balance of the wheels. No go in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by victim View Post
    I'd be worried about affecting the balance of the wheels. No go in my opinion.
    On a mtn bike. Sure.

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    just curious.. what biking specific tire pump only has a schrader fitting?

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    There's no downside at all, but I would keep the presta valve closed until you need to air up.

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    install the adapter somewhere else? if there's a screw somewhere on the bike that can be substituted with a longer one so some threads protrude, then screw the adapter to that. you might already have enough threads protruding somewhere.

    or put a screw through a chainstay or seatstay fender mounting hole with the adapter as the nut. lots of possibilities.
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    Change the pump to presta. You pump up your car tires with the same pump?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RB1-luvr View Post
    install the adapter somewhere else? if there's a screw somewhere on the bike that can be substituted with a longer one so some threads protrude, then screw the adapter to that. you might already have enough threads protruding somewhere.
    Exactly! That's what I did on one of my bikes in case I ever needed to pump up a tire at a gas station. The Presta thread is and oddball one and you won't find any screws on your bike with that same thread. However, I did find I was able to thread the adapter on to the end of a clamp-on FD cable guide screw, even though the pitch was a bit different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4evrplan View Post
    Okay MacGyver, do you cast parts on the trail?

    you mean to tell me you don't?
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