Originally Posted by 73 Mike
He sure made it look easy. It'll be interesting to see how easy you find it to work.
Not the sort of thing that you'll use every day but handy when you don't wat to take the wheel to the tire store.
It ain't as easy as they make it look. I've been practicing on a spare rim. It's impossible to force a dry stem through that tube. I used some silicone spray lube and was successfull installing the stem a few times but also failed 4 times. I'm going to find my silicone grease and try again. I think silicone grease will lube much better.
It's about 40 bucks to have a shop break it down and rebalance. The bigger reason to have this is because i travel without a spare and almost got stranded once by a dry rotted valve stem. It's a good tool to carry with me.