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    Valve cap repair in NorCal?

    I can find plenty of Presta repair shops, but to find someone who repairs Schrader caps? Nigh on impossible.

    Help, please.

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    We used to have this old guy in West Berkeley who did it, while-you-wait no less. He died.
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    Anybody else ever wonder why bicycles are the only thing left that still uses Presta?

    Space shuttle, race cars, fighter jets all use Schrader.

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    What? Am I missing something? Why would you repair the cap that goes on your valve stem? Just leave it off or get another one. And if you mean the actual valve itself, schrader valves are super easy to replace. You just need a little tool to remove it and it screws right out. If you can't do that, then you should not be allowed to ride a bike.

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    Gary search for "Glory Holes" I hear there are some in the city, stick your valve in the hole, soon after you'll be capped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor29 View Post
    What? Am I missing something? Why would you repair the cap that goes on your valve stem? Just leave it off or get another one. And if you mean the actual valve itself, schrader valves are super easy to replace. You just need a little tool to remove it and it screws right out. If you can't do that, then you should not be allowed to ride a bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor29 View Post
    What? Am I missing something? Why would you repair the cap that goes on your valve stem? Just leave it off or get another one. And if you mean the actual valve itself, schrader valves are super easy to replace. You just need a little tool to remove it and it screws right out. If you can't do that, then you should not be allowed to ride a bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkeley Mike View Post
    Um...are we going to tell him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    Gary search for "Glory Holes" I hear there are some in the city, stick your valve in the hole, soon after you'll be capped.
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    I own the KoM for Schraeder cap repair.

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    Valve cap repair in NorCal?

    I only repair Dunlop valve caps.
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    Check with Ford at Tread in Campbell. Probably cheaper to pay the $8.00 for a new tube or valve stem (tubeless).
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    Your Schraeder valve probably just needs a new bearing. Very common with that old technology, and most ignore them until it's too late. Good luck!

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    Do you even wrench bro?

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    Take it to a machinist. If you were in Santa Cruz I would help you out. I actually bought a special Schraeder thread tap to clean out damaged valve cap threads. I even have a Heli-Coil set in case the thread is beyond repair. I recommend just getting an adapter that will move you up to 1/2" pipe thread. Then you can install a spigot. Much sturdier that way.

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    So what thread lubricant do you use on your valve caps? You have do something. The last thing you want out on the trail is to have your valve cap seized onto the valve.
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    Valve cap repair in NorCal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtality View Post
    So what thread lubricant do you use on your valve caps? You have do something. The last thing you want out on the trail is to have your valve cap seized onto the valve.
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    Valve cap repair in NorCal?

    Don't mean to hijack but does anyone know the proper torque settings for the caps.
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    Don't mean to hijack but does anyone know the proper torque settings for the caps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkeley Mike View Post
    We used to have this old guy in West Berkeley who did it, while-you-wait no less.
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    You can send it out to Push Industries and you will get a performance tuned valve with a much more linear feel

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    Fallopian

    There's a new tube manufacturer from Italy that uses neither Presta nor Schrader (note correct spelling) stems; go to your LBS and see if they have Fallopian tubes in your size.
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    Valve cap repair in NorCal?

    Quote Originally Posted by pliebenberg View Post
    The a new tube manufacturer from Italy that uses neither Presta nor Schrader (note correct spelling) stems; go to your LBS and see if they have Fallopian tubes in your size.
    I have found it way too easy to find Fallopian Tubes in my size. In fact, the more I find, the slower I get on my bike.
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    I prefer the XS Fallopian tubes, but the only way to know the size that's best for you is to try one yourself.
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