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Are Presta valve caps uncool or what?

Old 09-20-18, 07:06 AM
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I coat both wheels in an amber-like resin compound, tires and all. Sure, it makes the bike unrideable, but everything looks really neat and clean.

Coolness uber alles.
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Old 09-20-18, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by JonathanGennick
Right on! Those Deity caps are a great look. I run them on many of my own bikes.
And they're knurled for added grip! Nice. I'll bet you can get those suckers twisted down really tight, with the added grip!
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Old 09-20-18, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by DomaneS5
I use these on all of my bikes....

https://www.jensonusa.com/Deity-Pres...esta+valve+cap

I despise the cheap plastic presta caps on new tubes. If these aluminum caps are uncool, I need to add them to my Fred list.
Do you need to use a special anti-seize compound when using with brass valve stems?
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Old 09-20-18, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by wphamilton
And they're knurled for added grip! Nice. I'll bet you can get those suckers twisted down really tight, with the added grip!
LOL! Don't laugh -- too much -- but the look from that knurling is part of why I buy that brand in specific.
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Old 09-22-18, 04:03 PM
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Aren't they there to prevent the metal stem from poking the tube when folded? That's the only real practical purpose I see.
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Old 11-13-18, 04:13 PM
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Bump.
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Old 11-13-18, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by ksryder
Bump.
Why?
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Old 11-13-18, 05:22 PM
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aluminum ones in pretty colors..
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Old 11-13-18, 06:06 PM
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It was necessary to bump a thread on valve caps?

I do have a bunch, but they don't attach well to hats...
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Old 11-13-18, 10:13 PM
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Somehow they always disappear eventually. 🤷*♂️
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Old 11-23-18, 02:03 PM
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OK, so I just stumbled across this dust cap thread. WOW!!!!!
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Old 11-24-18, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by smoore
OK, so I just stumbled across this dust cap thread. WOW!!!!!
Now you have to vote. Stand up and pick sides!!
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Old 11-24-18, 06:19 PM
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They are definitely un-cool. Never saw Greg Lemond using them or Pee-Wee Herman!
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Old 11-25-18, 12:37 AM
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Originally Posted by RockiesDad
Looking at a lot of bike photos recently and I noticed that a lot of them don't have valve caps on. Is it because they fell off or got lost or purposely being left off? I leave mine on thinking that they would help keep the air in my tires in case the needle is loose or something.

Just wondering if its cool factor to leave it off???
Wouldnt know, I always wear my caps.
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Old 02-27-20, 11:17 AM
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Hard to believe it's been 2 years since this thread on valve caps went 15 pages...the things we find to talk about in February I needed a couple more schrader caps for a '73 Raleigh Grand Prix. With a penchant for metal truck caps, I went scanning the gravel driveway at the back of tire place where I had new tires put on my car (where they do their truck business). I found just what I needed, but still on the stem. It took Liquid Wrench & pliers to get them off. I spray painted them red to better match the burgundy frame.






Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji
I have some bikes with schrader valves, and on those I do prefer some type of cap. For some reason, a bare schrader valve doesn't look right, but a bare presta does. I use these truck type caps .
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Old 02-27-20, 10:16 PM
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Never use them
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Old 03-01-20, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by RockiesDad
Looking at a lot of bike photos recently and I noticed that a lot of them don't have valve caps on. Is it because they fell off or got lost or purposely being left off?
They're one more thing to deal with every time you add air and their only useful purpose is preventing damage to your rolled up spare from the valve.

They don't keep air in and screwed shut presta valves are adequately protected from contamination.
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Old 03-01-20, 12:15 PM
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Nice to see this very important topic resurrected, hopefully this thread will go for another 15 pages so we can finally settle this argument if it's right or wrong to use valve stem caps...I personally use valve stem caps on both Presta and Schrader valves.
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Old 03-01-20, 12:29 PM
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I sometimes ride through mud and water. I use valve caps to keep the dirt and mud out.
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Old 03-01-20, 08:10 PM
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I like how they look, but I lost one.
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Old 03-01-20, 08:22 PM
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One of my bikes has Presta valves. I protect them with Schrader conversions.
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Old 05-19-21, 12:41 PM
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Bump: I don't think we ever reached a consensus.
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Old 05-19-21, 01:00 PM
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