Valve core size

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Valve core size

Postby OnTrackZeD » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:20 pm

Hi I want to make a valve core tool for when I might need one on the road and I would like to find out the size I need to make my little spanner. Obviously I don't have one at the moment to measure.

Googled it and for such a simple thing there is no information about it out there.
Thanks.

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Re: Valve core size

Postby Duck! » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:17 pm

For what valve type?
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Valve core size

Postby RonK » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:45 pm

OnTrackZeD wrote:Hi I want to make a valve core tool for when I might need one on the road and I would like to find out the size I need to make my little spanner. Obviously I don't have one at the moment to measure.

Why make one?

Super B Valve Core Tool $8.99 at Pushys, does presta and schrader.
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Re: Valve core size

Postby ValleyForge » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:49 pm

Many tyre levers have a Presta key, as does my ParkTool multitool.
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Re: Valve core size

Postby OnTrackZeD » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:55 pm

Duck! wrote:For what valve type?

For presta.

RonK wrote:Why make one?

Super B Valve Core Tool $8.99 at Pushys, does presta and schrader.


With my Dremel it will take two minutes to cut a slot on my key and I'll have it on me all the time.

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Re: Valve core size

Postby Jmuzz » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:17 pm

They are $4 on ebay, though slow china delivery.
They have functionality for both valve types and do both the core and help get the lock nut thing loose.

Pay another couple of dollars and get spare cores with it, or a second tool which is useful for one to stay burried in the toolkit and the other handy next to floor pump.

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Re: Valve core size

Postby ironhanglider » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:33 pm

I think it is also the '11' size on the cheapest spoke keys.

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Re: Valve core size

Postby OnTrackZeD » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:39 am

ironhanglider wrote:I think it is also the '11' size on the cheapest spoke keys.

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Thanks, I have one but I haven't seen it for years. I'll have another look.

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Re: Valve core size

Postby Duck! » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:26 am

I'm surprised the bleedin' obvious hasn't occurred to anyone else......
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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