Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - which tubes for deep v
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how long valve stem do i need for this rim?
10-07-07, 12:43 AM
Any tube marketed as a "long stem" should work fine. 45mm is long enough to get the pump on.
I run Continental Race 700 with the long stem. They're generally $6-$7. you can get the cheep kenda ones with a long stem for closer to $5, but you'll probably have to order them. most shops should be able to get them for you. Don't pay extra for salsa tubes, they're the same as the kenda's.
10-07-07, 09:41 AM
I got some long-stem tubes from probikekit.com for cheap, and it's free shipping to the US.
i also use the conti long stems. no fiddling with extenders, and from my experience they last quite some time.
10-07-07, 08:52 PM
I've always thought 60mm works out better than 45mm or 48mm or whatever with my Deep Veez. It just gives you some nice room if you have to use a mini-pump or something.
10-09-07, 03:39 AM
yeah. No harm going longer unless the price goes up.
If you go conti, get the Race 700, not the Race Lite 700. Unless you're concerned about counting grams.
A lot of long stem tubes only come in the lightweight variety that you probably don't need and will flat easier. Thats why i like the continentals. You get a choice.
10-09-07, 04:58 AM
The cheapest.... Forte' (Performance) presta tubes. Roughly $3 a tube. Very long stems.
I'm on a Specialized Ultra Light bender right now. Roughly $8 a tube... but the valve fits. I've noticed, no matter what tube you put in the Deep V, it's still a heavy wheel.
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