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the guy who owned my bike before me was running a presta valve tube in the front tire. if i wasnt to run a scrader can i just drill the hole a little bit bigger with a normal drill or is there a special tool needed. i want to do this for the convieance of carring on type of tube on rides instead of two. if you know if that is possible please let me know.
 

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bikeforlife said:
the guy who owned my bike before me was running a presta valve tube in the front tire. if i wasnt to run a scrader can i just drill the hole a little bit bigger with a normal drill or is there a special tool needed. i want to do this for the convieance of carring on type of tube on rides instead of two. if you know if that is possible please let me know.
uhhhhhhhhhh, i have ryno lites and just took out the presta and put in a scraeder without any mods...................................

but there are rims that are presta specific? didnt know that
 

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some one told me that

you needed to make the holes bigger but now that i remeber who told me that i probably should have not even listened to them or even for a moment though that they might be right. geuss i don't need to get out the drill.
 

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I just drill mine out. Some rims you can use the schrader but other ones you'll have to drill a bit. It's only shaving the edge maybe half a millimeter total, definitely not doing much.
 

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bikeforlife said:
the guy who owned my bike before me was running a presta valve tube in the front tire. if i wasnt to run a scrader can i just drill the hole a little bit bigger with a normal drill or is there a special tool needed. i want to do this for the convieance of carring on type of tube on rides instead of two. if you know if that is possible please let me know.
Fine to drill if the hole is too small for a schraeder valve.
 

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On my rims there was a rubber ring that I pulled out to make the holes bigger, but I htink its too big now and **** is getting into the tire, what should I do to seal the hole?
 
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