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any way to lengthen a presta valve?

Old 11-23-04, 10:40 PM
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any way to lengthen a presta valve?

it's a long shot, but i'll ask...i bought a bunch of inner tubes by mail, not realizing they were the standard presta valves, when i need the long valves...i don't suppose anybody makes any kind of adapter that would allow me to lengthen them?

what i HAVE done is to put a schraeder adaptor on it, but it's a PITA cuz it's still a bit short and requires all kinds of finagling to get the pump on just right...
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http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi...d=564037117666
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Old 11-24-04, 12:12 AM
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great! thanks!
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I have tried them but I didnt get a good seal between the valve and the extender. I was able to pump the tires but had to do a lot more pumping than I should have.
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yeah, i ran across one website that said you have to use teflon tape with them (like for plumbing) but they also make a deluxe version which apparently solves the problem...unfortunately, i's around $17...at that price i might as well just replace my tubes...
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Tufo makes a very nice Presta Valve extender.
you can see it at:
http://www.tufo.com/index.php?lg=en&mn=7&co=prislus

Fits between the valve core and and valve body.

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