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Old 01-20-06, 07:48 AM
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crookede valve stem?

I've got a rigid singlespeed that has 2.4s on it, so I can run low pressure in the 20s for shock absorption purposes as well as traction. however, I find that whenever I run low pressure, my valve stem gets crooked. Is there any way around this?
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Old 01-20-06, 08:10 AM
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deflate tire. align valve stem. be sure to use one of the stem lock washer/nuts to keep the stem in tight/upright. reinflate.

that always works for me, and i'm running fat tires with fairly low pressure too.

if that doesn't do it, then something is going wrong.
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Originally Posted by Phatman
I've got a rigid singlespeed that has 2.4s on it, so I can run low pressure in the 20s for shock absorption purposes as well as traction. however, I find that whenever I run low pressure, my valve stem gets crooked. Is there any way around this?
i believe you can use a mild bonding agent (one that can easily be broken by hand for servicing obviously) as a bead lock. however, i don't recall what it was.

someone should answer soon
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Old 01-20-06, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by scrublover
deflate tire. align valve stem. be sure to use one of the stem lock washer/nuts to keep the stem in tight/upright. reinflate.

that always works for me, and i'm running fat tires with fairly low pressure too.

if that doesn't do it, then something is going wrong.
its schrader, no nut. I'm sure that if it were presta, I wouldnt be having this problem. If my rims were drilled for presta, I'd be using prestas in a second, since thats what I'm used to on my roadbike.
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Originally Posted by Phatman
its schrader, no nut. I'm sure that if it were presta, I wouldnt be having this problem. If my rims were drilled for presta, I'd be using prestas in a second, since thats what I'm used to on my roadbike.
There are little grommet like adapters that allow you to use presta in schrader drilled rims - I use 'em.
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Originally Posted by Phatman
its schrader, no nut. I'm sure that if it were presta, I wouldnt be having this problem. If my rims were drilled for presta, I'd be using prestas in a second, since thats what I'm used to on my roadbike.
that's funny....i just drilled my presta rims to accept schrader
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