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Well there is a really inexpensive fix to your problem. Some really good, knowledgible bike shops have a slightly modified nut to fit on the Presta valve that converts a Schrader rim to a Presta. I obtained them once when I did the same conversion on a vintage road bike. Some shops aren't even aware that these exist. The nut replaces the nut that is supplied with the Presta valve/tube. It has one side beveled to fit into the Schraeder hole and fits very well.
The expensive option is to go to a bike shop and have them build you a rear wheel.
Another option is to run an ad on CL. Rim specific wheels are not in demand. Some guys might still have some nice old sets of Mavic rim specific wheels available. Just don't buy any wheels from Big Box store bikes. They are almost all single wall rim with junk hubs and 99% are Schrader valve. Actually specifying Presta valve only will narrow the field down to some pretty good rims. If you do run an ad, be willing to buy a complete set. You shouldn't pay more than $50 for a set as these are not in demand at all. I know, I just sold off all the really good wheels I had except for one set of 517's that I intend to mount on my MUP rider.
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