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  • Offline mondeoman

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    Inflating tyres
    on: Dec 12, 2016, 09.53 am
    Dec 12, 2016, 09.53 am
    How annoying are the vertical valve stems  :230: , my airline has to attach to the stem vertically and due to the spokes/hub it's just about impossible, I then bought a airline gun with an angled end, no good  :230: that also cannot attach properly due to spokes/hub, finally in desperation I used a blowtorch to heat and bend the metal of this and hurray  :152: I can finally attach it at the proper angle.
    I also have the little brass attachment that converts the stem to a 90 degree one, problem with that was when you unscrew it you lose air and then you're thinking, mmmm, did I just lose too much pressure then, perhaps I'd better do it again and round and round and round you go  :027:
    Anyone else fed up with these stems  :187:

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    Re: Inflating tyres
    Reply #1 on: Dec 12, 2016, 10.16 am
    Dec 12, 2016, 10.16 am
    I use a bicycle track pump and there's just enough room to get the head attached as the valve has a bit of movement.


     

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    Re: Inflating tyres
    Reply #2 on: Dec 12, 2016, 12.10 pm
    Dec 12, 2016, 12.10 pm
    I agree the valve stems are a PITA.
    I have used the right angle extensions in the past. I use a small digital tyre pressure gauge rather than rely on the one on the inflator. I've never seen any real discernible difference in pressure before and after removal of the extension.  You could, if you really were concerned, slightly over inflate and then let air out until you were happy you had the correct pressure but you'll obviously need a tyre pressure gauge. (Not a bad idea as forecourt gauges can be way out).

    Having said all that, I got fed up with them and had angled valves like these fitted on my previous CT at my first tyre change , :

    http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/Product.do?method=view&n=890&g=549252&p=549259&d=124&c=4&l=2&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Base&utm_campaign=Accessories&gclid=CJ3I1ILR7tACFe-97QodcnwHTw

    They were still fitted when I sold it last week, never had a problem with them and will definitely have some fitted on my new bike when the time comes.

    Last Edit: Dec 12, 2016, 12.19 pm by Hartley


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    Re: Inflating tyres
    Reply #3 on: Dec 12, 2016, 01.53 pm
    Dec 12, 2016, 01.53 pm
    The valves flex on their mountings

    Just bend them carefully forward and take the skin off your knuckles

    Easy Peasy!!
    "Team Fat Bert" Racing

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    Re: Inflating tyres
    Reply #4 on: Dec 12, 2016, 03.11 pm
    Dec 12, 2016, 03.11 pm
    I use FOBOBIKE with the Stem Adaptors. Really good, easy to set up and use.
    https://my-fobo.com/Product/FOBOBIKE#support



     

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    Re: Inflating tyres
    Reply #5 on: Dec 12, 2016, 04.43 pm
    Dec 12, 2016, 04.43 pm
    I like those Warrior valves Hartley, I'll get some when me tyres need changing  :001: your Fobo thingys are really techno Johnson but Android/Bluetooth stuff is too advanced for me, I've only just learned to text  :005:
    Cheers chaps.

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    Re: Inflating tyres
    Reply #6 on: Dec 12, 2016, 06.40 pm
    Dec 12, 2016, 06.40 pm
    I'm fed up of stuff.
    What do you mean it's raining....get ootside and ride the thing.

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    Re: Inflating tyres
    Reply #7 on: Dec 12, 2016, 07.40 pm
    Dec 12, 2016, 07.40 pm
     :0461:, i also think theres to much stuff in the world.
    keep it shiny side up !!!

     



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