Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    3
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Noob question [Mercier Killo TT and valve stem length of tubes]

    I bought some sunlite thorn resistant tubes 32mm (these) and now after trying to patch my tube which somehow got 5 holes in it at once I decided to switch it out for this one.

    The valve stem is not long enough to inflate once mounted, my question is
    1. Is a 32mm valve too short for a mercier kilo TT (stock rims)?
    2. Am I installing it wrong?

    thanks

  2. #2
    Morton Nagrom_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    East Bay
    My Bikes
    CAAD3, CAAD10, GT Avalanche, GT RTS-3
    Posts
    9,820
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by delusional7 View Post
    The valve stem is not long enough, my question is
    Is a 32mm valve too short?
    Let me mull over the evidence and get back to you.
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    No offense but you're an idiot.
    PedalRoom

  3. #3
    Newbie
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    3
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    Let me mull over the evidence and get back to you.
    Cute sarcasm. I know its the obvious answer unless, as I asked, I'm installing it wrong. Which seems hard enough to **** up, nevertheless, it's a possibility.

  4. #4
    Morton Nagrom_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    East Bay
    My Bikes
    CAAD3, CAAD10, GT Avalanche, GT RTS-3
    Posts
    9,820
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by delusional7 View Post
    Cute sarcasm. I know its the obvious answer unless, as I asked, I'm installing it wrong. Which seems hard enough to **** up, nevertheless, it's a possibility.
    Nah, your gut was right. The stock rims are 30mm (IIRC), so you'll need at least 48mm valves.

    Oh, and those thorn res tubes are really heavy, I'd invest in better tires or liners before I went with those.
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    No offense but you're an idiot.
    PedalRoom

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Manhattan
    My Bikes
    AristoNYC's PedalRoom
    Posts
    1,116
    Mentioned
    20 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    why not just compare the 32mm valve to the one that came stock, problem solved. Go on Nashbar and buy some tubes.
    http://www.pedalroom.com/members/AristoNYC

  6. #6
    Blaster of Reality Scrodzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    24,931
    Mentioned
    32 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    Nah, your gut was right. The stock rims are 30mm (IIRC), so you'll need at least 48mm valves.
    The stock rims on a Kilo TT Pro are 30mm deep. The rims on the standard Kilo TT are about 22mm.

    Without knowing which version he has, this thread is dumb.

    Quote Originally Posted by AristoNYC View Post
    why not just compare the 32mm valve to the one that came stock, problem solved.
    #rocketscience

  7. #7
    Newbie
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    3
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks for the answers everyone
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    indeed

  8. #8
    Veteran Racer TejanoTrackie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Ciudad de Vacas, Tejas
    My Bikes
    28 frames + 73 wheels
    Posts
    8,279
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    The stock rims on a Kilo TT Pro are 30mm deep. The rims on the standard Kilo TT are about 22mm.
    Even with 22mm deep rims, 32mm valve stems barely stick out enough to attach a pump head to inflate them. I only use them on traditional box section rims.
    What, Me Worry? - Alfred E. Neuman

    Quote Originally Posted by Dcv View Post
    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •