- Maintaining presta valves when using Stans
I’m using Stans spooge for both my road and MTB wheels, and (per various previous posts) loving it. Only one problem – my road wheels in particular are getting to the point where I can’t open the presta valves by hand; the threads have gotten gunked up to the point that I have to use a pair of pliers to open and close them. I’ve tried a bit of wipe with a damp towel, no luck – it helped for about one use, but then they go back to being unable to open/close without the extra leverage of pliers.
Any ideas on how to properly clean the threads, and then maintain so that this isn’t a problem in the future?Posted 5 years agokrixmeisterSubscriber
Thanks all. To clarify – it’s the threads of the core that are getting gunked-up. It’s not impacting the airflow, just my ability to unscrew (open) or screw (close) the valve with my feeble girlie-man hands. So I’m hoping there’s something (a bit of grease?) that would keep the Stans from turning to superglue on the threads.
Thanks again for ideas!Posted 5 years ago
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