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Old 07-22-16, 02:10 PM
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Where to buy tubes with short valves?

Hello all,
I'm looking for tubes with fairly short valve stems and not finding much shorter than 42mm. Does anyone know of a good source? I prefer lightweight tubes but I'd be happy with a 30mm valve stem.
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I've found tubes with 1" and 1-1/8" valve stems on Amazon but didn't get any. I want longer stems.
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001C65SHG...ter_B001G63AS6
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I have a tube with a 24 mm stem that has many patches. This length of stem looks great on my vintage rims so I am loathe to replace because short valve stems seem to be in short supply. I did buy some 32mm ones from Niagara a few months ago, but they were 650B
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Walmart sells 700c 38 mm Presta and Shrader.
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32mm was formerly common before the advent of aero-style rims. They are still available to bicycle shops through distributors, but when a 48mm valve also works in the same rim, why stock both?
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The downside of going too short with valve stems is they don't work with some pumps. You may need to borrow someone's mini pump or floor pump in an emergency and be out of luck.
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The Bell presta tubes at Walmart are 33mm.
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Specialized sells lightweight butyl tubes that are marked 40mm but measure 32mm.
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With so many rims anymore having an aero shape, getting tubes with stems long enough seems to be a bigger problem.
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The Novara tubes at REI have short stems.
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With so many rims anymore having an aero shape, getting tubes with stems long enough seems to be a bigger problem.
I work at an LBS, and we stock 700c tubes with up to 80mm stems as well as extensions up to 98mm. If you get your tubes at a box store, it could be problematic.
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Originally Posted by revchuck View Post
I work at an LBS, and we stock 700c tubes with up to 80mm stems as well as extensions up to 98mm. If you get your tubes at a box store, it could be problematic.
Do you stock a 406 by 1.5/1.75 in a 45mm or longer?

BTW I have tried extensions, and they are a pain in the rear.
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Niagara's web site lists plenty of tubes with 32 mm presta stems.
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I'll check my LBS for you..
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
Do you stock a 406 by 1.5/1.75 in a 45mm or longer?

BTW I have tried extensions, and they are a pain in the rear.
Nope, those I'd have to order.

I have to use extensions with my two sets of carbon tubulars, and I agree with you on them.
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