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I Couldn't Help It.....Presta Valve Covers

Old 01-03-21, 08:59 PM
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Not that there isn’t already inherent value in this thread...

If you ride the bike in bad winter weather with salt on the roads and then park the bike, how long will it take for galvanic corrosion to occur with those aluminum caps?

John
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO View Post
Not that there isnít already inherent value in this thread...

If you ride the bike in bad winter weather with salt on the roads and then park the bike, how long will it take for galvanic corrosion to occur with those aluminum caps?

John
Just one of the sacrifices you might have to make to look sharp.
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
Don't forget spoke covers.

Nice! They would look good with matching bar-end streamers.
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Original black plastic plus nail polish from the teen section. Stylin and smilin
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Old 01-03-21, 09:19 PM
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Nice! They would look good with matching bar-end streamers.
All the kids with the SE bikes have them.
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Old 01-03-21, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
Valve stem nuts have a purpose. They make it easier to get the pump on the valve and inflate the tire.
They do that a bit but there's ample evidence they aren't necessary. That is, it's easy enough to do without them.

If there is pressure in the tire (not close to flat), the nuts aren't needed at all.

If the tire is flat, pushing the stem out works fine and takes less time than futzing with the nut.

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Old 01-03-21, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis View Post
I dunno but the valves are pretty important on my wheels.
Doh!
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Old 01-03-21, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by njkayaker View Post
Doh!
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO View Post
Not that there isnít already inherent value in this thread...

If you ride the bike in bad winter weather with salt on the roads and then park the bike, how long will it take for galvanic corrosion to occur with those aluminum caps?

John
Ii ride my bike 4 days per week most times and each time I check and fill the pressure with the floor pump so I doubt they will sit too long. Plus, this is California. We only get 10 days bad weather all year.
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Old 01-04-21, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
You leave them off because they are unnecessary. They serve no function other than to slow you down when you need to add air to your tires.
That's why I've never used them. With the skinny tires, I air them up, if not every ride, nearly every ride. The valve covers would just be a regular irritant. If someone touts weight savings as the reason, that's just silly. It's because they serve no purpose and are a (yes, minor) hassle.
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Old 01-04-21, 04:12 AM
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Man, I’m sick with it.


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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis View Post
Nice! But I myself stay away from Amazon. Loooong delivery time. I've had to wait up to 1.5 months for a part that I ordered on ebay by a fast free shipping outfit that came before my Amazon part. Same identical part. But Amazon kept trying to get me to pay an extra charge to speed up the process. Even though it was expedited by Amazon and I upped my order to over $25 for fast shipping. I don't have prime and don't want it so it's a rip.

Ebay had/has a fast free shipping logo on some of their items. If they are late, they give you a $5 gift card for next purchase. I got one and my item was only 1 day late.

1 order out of 20 was late over the last year on ebay, and only one day. I can wait for nearly 2 months on Amazon and lots of pressure to uprgrade, or get it in 4 or 5 days on ebay, fast and free! ;-)
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Old 01-04-21, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
New tubes come with valve stem caps included. So why spend extra on something that is already included with the purchase of a tube ??
People spend money on new bar tape plugs, stem caps, saddle, tape, pedals, and more- even though all those things are already included with the purchase of a bike. For tape, different plugs are sometimes bought even though some came with the bike and some came with the new tape!
Its almost as if people like to express themselves.
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With the virus raging in the southland...... it does weird stuff to your mind.......but I've always kept the plastic cap on the valve.....I love the older conti yellow ones.
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I have the red ones to accent my red CK hubs and red skewers. Iím worth it.
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go to a novelty toy store and look for "pencil toppers." buy something interesting, glue it onto a plain plastic presta cap. ta-da! instant, cheap, fun valve covers. here's one of mine.

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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
New tubes come with valve stem caps included. So why spend extra on something that is already included with the purchase of a tube ??
Looks. My house came with walls, but I still spent extra to decorate them. And it's not like $7 for four valve caps broke the bank or even came close to it.

People spend money on stuff they want to spend money on. Does that idea really puzzle you?
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From the looks of this thread, we're a long way from springtime.
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From the looks of this thread, we're a long way from springtime.
That's it! I am buying a second place in the southern hemisphere to get away from the madness.
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I put a couple of aluminum coloured valve caps on my presta valves a while go. A little bit of bling, why not? Detracts from my overall matte black bike.
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO View Post
Not that there isnít already inherent value in this thread...

If you ride the bike in bad winter weather with salt on the roads and then park the bike, how long will it take for galvanic corrosion to occur with those aluminum caps?

John
My research with a schrader valved low mileage truck shows not long.
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO View Post
Not that there isnít already inherent value in this thread...

If you ride the bike in bad winter weather with salt on the roads and then park the bike, how long will it take for galvanic corrosion to occur with those aluminum caps?

John
Originally Posted by ChrisWagner View Post
My research with a schrader valved low mileage truck shows not long.
I canít call my experience research, but Iíve had colored alu valve caps on my winter bikes for years withou any signs of corosion, and thatís here in Michigan where we salt the roads. My Kinesis has had blue ones from the get-go, so I know thatís four years. Sure, I keep it pretty clean and store it inside, so those ae factors in longevity, Iím sure.
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But the black Presta valve caps already match my black cable housings, my black bar tape, my black shifters, my black bell, my black brake calipers, my black pedals! And many more...

Screw it; I'm buying some fancy colorful valve caps and then I'll convert all that other stiff to match.
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These would be perfect for some BF members.


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Wtb

the best cap design - ahead of its time?
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