Inner tubes with removable valves..

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Re: Inner tubes with removable valves..

Postby kfjatek » 21 Oct 2015 23:17

Kevy427 wrote:What about valve extenders and a valve key? You can get tubes with 60mm (or 80mm) valves, one extender as the 60's work with 50mm deep rims, and a valve key


Exactly what I've done - but to do that, you need tubes with removable valve cores and not all of them are. Contis apparently are (and that's what I got. With a valve key too).

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Re: Inner tubes with removable valves..

Postby Sir Jibbenstein » 22 Oct 2015 07:25

With a pair of pliers you can extract the valve core sometimes... At least that's what I had to do during emergency tub replacement in Weymouth
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Re: Inner tubes with removable valves..

Postby kfjatek » 22 Oct 2015 07:40

CCS wrote:Tubes with extra long valves? Or is a 90 beyond the realms of such a simple solution?


Bendy Ben wrote:You can get 110mm valves on inner tubes


I think most brands max out at 80mm I think.

Sir Jibbenstein wrote:With a pair of pliers you can extract the valve core sometimes... At least that's what I had to do during emergency tub replacement in Weymouth


You carried pliers with you in the race?!

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Re: Inner tubes with removable valves..

Postby Sir Jibbenstein » 22 Oct 2015 07:45

20 minutes before I had to rack, so used my travel bike maintenance kit... As I loaded car for race discovered tub wasn't holding pressure. Couldn't get a suitable replacement at race and didn't have right valve extender for the one I had (vittorias with that funny removable valve they used to have) So butchered the stem out of it so I could put a second short valve on.
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