Stans valve core remover….help
I must be the only person who can’t figure how this wee red anodised tool works! Tried screwing it on to my stans presta valve, but it just doesn’t seem to thread onto the valve core. What am I doing wrong?! Do you use the other end to remove the pin? Please enlighten me!Posted 5 years ago
When I place the end over the core it just doesn’t grip anything and turning it clockwise or anticlockwise, nothing happens – perhaps I have a dodgy one? Yep wwaswas, trying to move that silvery core equivalent from the outer so that I can squirt sealant in. It is so easy to remove the core with pliers though, I think I might just resign myself to carrying a pair round with me anyway – I needed a set to remove the presta lockiring nut when I was out last week at kirroughtree and I lost all the air from my rear tyre and had to replace it with an inner tube – thankfully a v helpful German guy appeared as if from nowhere 2 mins later with a set – you can’t be too prepared in this game.Posted 5 years ago
Took it to another couple of bikeshops and all agree that there must be a bit missing or it has been cored out too much as there is nothing to bite the sides of the core as you remove it. Anyhow might be the excuse I’ve been looking for to get a leatherman squirt ps4 which has a v handy wee set of pliers. thanks for your help guys.Posted 5 years agojohnhighfieldMember
Hi – I have been using pliers too and a small tool would be useful as the flats of the core do get rounded eventually.
Before going tubelass & using Stans valves I used to use the schwalble tubes with removable presta valve cores with stans no flats sealant. This worked a treat and on changing my winter tyres (mud) to summer ones there were always pinned to the tubes with many thornes… I have also put stans fluid in tubes with schrader valves (car type ones) which also have the removable valve.
I carry a spare tube for emergencies and pliers to undo the small nut holding the tubeless valve in the wheel as this is in tight & diffficult to undo in the area around the spokes.
Where is your little valve core tool from Jack?
JohnPosted 5 years agob rMember
I’ve been tubeless a few years, and always carry a Leatherman type plier tool – only way to get the valve locking ring off.
last week at kirroughtree and I lost all the air from my rear tyre and had to replace it with an inner tube –
Why didn’t you just pump it up? Or hadn’t it enough sealant – I also carry a couple of co2 cannisters in case I need to ‘blast’ a tyre on.Posted 5 years ago
Cheers guys! @br not enough sealant – lost air faster than it went in. When I tried to reseat the tyre interestingly the air compressor at the bike shop failed, but a wee handheld co2 canister worked beautifully, so going to purchase one soon. Ended up buying some spare presta cores which came with the wee plastic spanner Mr Hardcore suggested. Cheap and works a treat.:-) Will try the chain trick out of interest.Posted 5 years ago
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