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    Valve Question on Deep Vs

    I picked up some Deep V's from a craigslist seller yesterday. While I was able to fill the tires, my pump barely made it on the valve. There weren't enough threads on the valve to put the little lock nut on either.

    Is this normal? Just wondering...

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    they make longer valve stems. not sure what size you need for v's. My lbs only has "short" and "long". I've got velocity fusions, so the short is just like your problem but the long looks funny. I typically go with the long though

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    You need long-stem tubes.
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    48mm works for me, they make them longer too.
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    Just Tell your LBS you need a tube, and you have deep V's...unless they're morons, they'll get you the right size

    Here's a trick though if you want to use those short stems until they go flat: Get a schraeder (spelling?) adaptor. This assumes you have a pump that does schraeder and presta of course, but the adaptor only cost 50 cents or so and it just screws right onto the valve. In fact, I do recommend this just in case you need a tube ASAP and all they have is regular valve lengths.

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    Just ask for two tubes with long stems, done.
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    lol omg this cant be serious! if it isnt, i totally fell for it.

    good one!
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