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Old 03-01-2012, 04:38 AM
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Default replace valve stem without removing tire from rim

Over the past few years i've had problems with valve stems leaking. I've got a slow leak in one right now.

I found this with an internet search.

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We'll see if it works when i get it in a few days.
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:33 AM
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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.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:10 PM
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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.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:44 PM
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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.
WTF?? mark it with chalk, pop the valve side loose, replace stem, reinflate....if back side was not forced off the rim, there was no need for the chalk mark...balance is the same... done it once...

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Old 03-05-2012, 12:47 AM
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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.
WTF?? mark it with chalk, pop the valve side loose, replace stem, reinflate....if back side was not forced off the rim, there was no need for the chalk mark...balance is the same... done it once...

As much as this tool needs some practice to use effectively, it's way way easier than breaking the bead on a tire.

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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.
and the problem with metal valve stems is?

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TMRW is definitely another day, BUT I have never had a problem with valve stems....really....over 1/2 a century...but I demand new stems with every tire change....CS 101,
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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.
and the problem with metal valve stems is?
It has a nut and can loosen up. The rubber seal will still rot.

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It has a nut and can loosen up. The rubber seal will still rot.[/quote]


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