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Old 04-23-09, 10:52 AM
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Lesson learned about valve extenders

I recently purchased 50mm tubular wheels and had to put valve extenders on my tubes. I ended up getting the kind where you don't remove the original valve core, and they have an extension for the "valve button" that surrounds the original one.

In tuesday's race, I ended up with a slow flat. I ended up having to retire, and started to replace the tire yesterday. As it turns out, the leak was caused by my unscrewing the "valve button" extension too far, which then proceeded to unscrew the actual valve core. I didn't screw it back in far enough and voila, a slow leak.

Kinda sucks. I'm putting on new valve extenders where you move the actual core.
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Old 04-23-09, 10:56 AM
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make sure to use teflon tape on the threads, too.
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tufo makes good ones. they have their own gaskets. no teflon tape needed.
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Topeak valve extender Topeak valve extender
I love mine.
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I like the tufo extenders as well.
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I buy 80mm tubes and no longer have those problems.
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I buy 80mm tubes and no longer have those problems.
That works too, lol!
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Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
I buy 80mm tubes and no longer have those problems.
You sew up your own tubulars?
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