- Clogged up tubeless valve cores
Has anyone perfected a bodge/solution to this, or valve cores that don’t clog?
I’ve tried the “never inflate a tyre when valve is at the bottom” thing, but I still seem to get a few months, if that, out of a pair of em.
All tyres, but chubby and fatty are worse.
If not, what’s the best way to clear them.
Stans sealant in all.Posted 2 days agoBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
You can clean them by winding the end off the valve core with some needle-nose pliers – past the stop point – so that the thin stem inside it comes out. You can them poke out any gunk in the tube itself and scrape it off the inner stem thing. Then just screw the end stop back on, it’ll still work fine.
I used to soak them in acetone (nail varnish remover) which also works but it’s easier to just disassemble the things.Posted 2 days agothedudeMember
I filed the crimped threaded part so the core can be taken apart. If you think you can’t remember not to unthread it all the way, maybe not a option for you. The other thing is that if you flat on a ride and then need to use a pump, you have a option to clean it there if it’s clogged.Posted 2 days ago
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