Bicycle Mechanics - need a short schrader cap for suspension fork -- where?
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Hey all, I wasn't sure if to post this here or in MTB.
I have a magura/cannondale headshok fork and I've misplaced the cap for the air valve. It's a schrader valve, but the original cap has a flat top and threads less than your ordinary schrader valve cap. I have a standard cap on there now, but the valve is in the crown of the fork and a standard cap sticks out a lot. The original cap wasn't flush-- it protruded as well, but less.
Where can I find a short valve cap? Thanks in advance!
02-16-12, 10:02 AM
Did you check an auto parts store? you might also find a metal one there. you could then file down the cap to the size you need.
Actually, no. Great ideas!
I was hoping someone would answer "oh, yep, here are the short plastic caps made just for that" but I might be able to make that work.
02-16-12, 10:26 AM
Chess is right, a TPMS metal cap will work and are cheap enough at an auto parts store, but you will have to file it. I would contact Magura http://www.magura.com/en/service/contact/contactform.html ,get what is supposed to be there, no modding needed. Also check air conditioning caps, they are short and you can get them with o rings in them that rarely leak air out and keep dirt out. http://www.amazon.com/Santech-Air-Conditioning-Schrader-Valve/dp/B001G5XWR6/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1329410055&sr=8-7
You probably have a short schreader cap hiding at the end of a long schreader cap... but you need to cut the bottom off the long schreader cap to reveal the short one underneath.
That looks pretty damn good. I emailed Magura anyway, but I doubt I'll do a lot better than $8.
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