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    Presta Valve

    So I broke off the tip of my presta valve and wondered if I need to replace the whole tube now? to answer the questions I was topping off the tire with my hand pump for a morning ride and the bike fell over snapping off the valve...

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    Replace it instead of what? Repair? Eventually you'll need to get air into the tube. I can't imagine how repairing that would be any easier or cheaper than a new tube. Sometimes your time becomes more valuable to you than your money - especially with something as inexpensive as a tube

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    I was wondering if there is a replacement tip that screws down into the valve that I can buy rather than pulling the whole tube...

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    New tube. Only if it had a removable valve (like the mavic wheels) but that's in a tubeless wheel not a tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twindaddy
    Replace it instead of what? Repair? Eventually you'll need to get air into the tube. I can't imagine how repairing that would be any easier or cheaper than a new tube. Sometimes your time becomes more valuable to you than your money - especially with something as inexpensive as a tube

    hes talking about replacing it like a schrader valve inside - screw the old one out and screw a new one in.

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    Nope.....

    can't repair prestas. You'll need a new tube.

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    Changing tubes is one of those no-brainer things that need to be done so often it's second nature.

    Here's an idea - time yourself! The faster you learn to do it the less you will hold up the group.

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    New Presta tubes can run as cheap as 2.50-3.00. Don't waste your time noodling with fixing a valve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twindaddy
    Replace it instead of what? Repair? Eventually you'll need to get air into the tube. I can't imagine how repairing that would be any easier or cheaper than a new tube. Sometimes your time becomes more valuable to you than your money - especially with something as inexpensive as a tube
    He is totally right. A tube costs about 5 bucks.I have never heard of repairing a valve and if you did it would cost just as much.

    You also need to put a value on your time. Is it really worth the trouble?

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