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    Tubeless Question

    When using a tubeless type Stan's valve stem with Stan's fluid, how tight should the valve stem nut be? Normally for tube, I hand tighten just enough so it doesn't rattle but I know the tubeless stem has to seat on the inside of the rim.

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    As tight as you can easily get it with your fingers.

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    Yup, just your fingers should suffice. Give the valve a bit of a push from the outside if you feel like it: it makes the stem nut a bit easier to rotate.

    Just stay away from tools of any kind!

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    Sorry to bring up and old post but I had an issue just this Saturday with a finger tight core, it unscrewed with the dust cap when I double checked pressures before my ride. I gave it about a 1/4 turn past finger tight with some pliers I had with me and tested by taking the cap on and off a few times and it no longer came out with the cap.

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    That would be annoying, another reason not to use valve caps!

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    I have one of those old school spoke nipple wrenches that I use to tighten the core.
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    I hold the body with my fingers as I do to keep it from rotating. If it was that loose that taking the valve stem cap off, it was too loose.

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    Tubeless Question

    You can just use a valve core removal tool costs 8 or so bucks. Jenson has them.


    http://m.jensonusa.com/Stans-Notubes-Valve-Core-Remover




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    Yeah, get a valve core tool...using yer teeth can be a little difficult sometimes.
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