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Just a question for you weight wienies

Old 05-04-12, 07:40 PM
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Just a question for you weight wienies

I was putting my tire on my a wheel I built for one of my single speeds and I noticed the presta valve length was printed on the side of the box. In my hast to put the wheel on since I hate doing it I left the tube folded underneath the bead and I ended up blowing a massive hole in it stupidly...

Anyway I went and grabbed a tube off a wheel that I wasnt using and noticed the valve length was significantly shorter. Just wondering if anyone is conscience of their valve length and the extra weight it adds.


Also i put a bmx hub on a 700c rim, I have a good reason for it.. I hope that makes one of you cringe haha...
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It's an absolute must -- I also adjust the position of the little nut on the valve stem to balance the wheel.
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It's an absolute must -- I also adjust the position of the little nut on the valve stem to balance the wheel.
Haha wonderful, Iv found if you have 3 of them the wheel spins slightly better.
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I'm not a weight weenie so valve length is aesthetic and/or practical for me. I want enough length to easily work with but I think that excessively long valves in shallow rims look funny. I once had to put 48mm Prestas into fairly shallow rims because it was all the bike shop had on hand in the size I needed. Stuck out like a sore thumb.
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Saw off half the valve stem and glue it to the opposite side of the rim. You don't loose any weight but the short stem/stems look better and the wheel becomes perfectly balanced. It's a fact. I read it on the interweb.
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Carbon clinchers here so it's pointless, my wheels are heavy...oh and who keeps the nut on their valve? Not this weenie
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It's an absolute must -- I also adjust the position of the little nut on the valve stem to balance the wheel.
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Bead blast the frame?
11/56 single speed?
Remove the lube weight?
Seat must stay though.
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Riding with a valve stem nut is one short step away from riding with a spoke protector and reflectors.
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I ride with spoke beads, people always stare... Must be out of jealousy..
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