so there are options to get you back to presta..... but i can't tell you where you can readily pick them up....
I have the presta's now, but everything else I have is shrader. it's ok I like the smaller hole deal.
You can also get a schrader tube at any hardware store where presta at a bike shop or sports store that carries bike stuff.
exactly! but since a tube is like $3-4 I'll just buy a few extras at a time, I didn't expect to burn a tube so fast so I only had a single spare with me.
did you inspect the tube to see where the leak came from?
Looked at it but couldn't tell, its a slow leak, takes 15 minutes of riding to go flat. it's ok, I'd rather just swap it then try to figure it out. I must have done something right cause the front tire is fine.
Welcome to the big leagues. Next thing you know you'll be running 9 gears and be outfitted in full spandex. With the upgrades you've done I bet that bike feels nothing like it did when you bought it.
Truth be told by bike is above my skill level at this point, however I'm learning and the better equipment is more suited to my weight class (230lbs). I have no plans to go 9-speed, infact I was considering going SS, but I think the 1x8 setup is working great for me now. and thats a no to the spandex, I don't even like to wear padded shorts. My bike is about as done as it gets, heres what I have now.
Bike was a 2008 specialized hardrock comp disc
-time atac pedals
-specialized ergo grips
-avid brake levers
-bb7 disk brakes
-rockshox dart III fork with pop-loc(remote lock out)
-maxxis ignitor tires (2.10 rear, 2.35 front)
-sram x-7 rear deraillur
-sram x-5 front shifter (needed to keep my 8-speed)
-eliminated the front deraillur and installed a third eye chain keeper
-36 tooth unramped chainring
-sram 850 8-speed cassette
-home made bash guard
-shimano xt hubs, dt swiss spokes, velocity rims.
hhmmm, I think thats about all for now
, now I'll just have to learn to use it right.