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Are Presta valve caps uncool or what?

Old 09-20-18, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by DomaneS5 View Post
Right on! Those Deity caps are a great look. I run them on many of my own bikes.
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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 View Post
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 View Post
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 View Post
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 View Post
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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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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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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Originally Posted by RockiesDad View Post
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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