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    I bent it.

    I bent it. I can't believe I bent it. And, it almost cost me the day at the bike park.

    I bent the threaded part of the presta valve while removing the fill head on my pump. The tech at the nearby bike shop had never seen that before. Fortunately, it was a removable core valve on a tubeless setup and the shop had a replacement. Otherwise, I would have had to swap to a tube. (Given the number of pinch flats other people had, I'm sure glad that did not happen.)

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    Easily done and easily fixed. The core replacement as you saw or and entire new valve. They are very easy to find at lots of shops.

    The tech has never seen this before? Must be new to wrenching....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bankerboy View Post
    ...The tech has never seen this before? Must be new to wrenching....
    seriously. practically every other one i see is bent. i have 2 of them right now...


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    Bend it back.
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