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Old 03-12-13, 04:21 AM   #1
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26" non disc wheel

I recently asked about which tire to get, thanks everyone for the quick responses. Currently I have mismatched wheels on my bike one has a presta valve, and one doesn't. I would like both my wheels to have presta valves in them. I can't find a wheel that is set up for a non disc. I need a rear wheel, and hub. I'm sure you can figure out why i have mix matched wheels on my bike. But can you even get a wheel anymore set up for non disc on a 26er
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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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Old 03-12-13, 09:09 AM   #3
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i like the unexpensive option lol, I would like to only have to carry 1 tube instead of 2. I looked at the expensive options and didnt like it too expensive. I haven't thought about looking at craigslist, unfortunately I am not that hip on hubs/wheels to know what is good and what isn't.
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Or you could just stick the Presta stem through the Schraeder hole, run the nut down and don't worry about it.
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Or you could just stick the Presta stem through the Schraeder hole, run the nut down and don't worry about it.
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but I don't like the nut so I use a rubber grommet which is available through bike shop distributors or hardware suppliers
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but I don't like the nut so I use a rubber grommet which is available through bike shop distributors or hardware suppliers
Yeah that'll work too. OP, you can make do with the wheel you have.
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