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Old 11-17-09, 07:29 AM
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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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Old 11-17-09, 07:33 AM
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Not that I ever noticed.
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Old 11-17-09, 08:26 AM
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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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Old 11-17-09, 09:09 AM
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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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Old 11-17-09, 11:01 AM
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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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Old 11-17-09, 01:09 PM
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That must be why he always has a lighter & a spoon on hand.
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Old 11-17-09, 01:28 PM
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I'd be worried about affecting the balance of the wheels. No go in my opinion.
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I'd be worried about affecting the balance of the wheels. No go in my opinion.
On a mtn bike. Sure.
 
Old 11-17-09, 02:57 PM
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just curious.. what biking specific tire pump only has a schrader fitting?
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Old 11-18-09, 12:12 PM
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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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Old 11-18-09, 12:22 PM
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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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Old 11-18-09, 01:37 PM
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Change the pump to presta. You pump up your car tires with the same pump?
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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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Old 12-05-09, 12:38 PM
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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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