Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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I doubt it's the valve, though anything is possible. If it bothers you and the valve is suspect, pull the tube, and put a piece of cloth adhesive tape across the valve hold in the rim then punch it so it draws into the hole a bit, remount the tube and tire and you should be good to go silently.
But, as I said, I think the noise is coming from elsewhere, so once the valve is eliminated you can start hunting for anything loose. Start by checking that the FD cable end isn't close enough to the frame to ting on bumps.
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