do Vittoria and Vredestein tubulars have removable valve cores?
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    1,108

    do Vittoria and Vredestein tubulars have removable valve cores?

    I bought a used set of tubular wheels, with one Corsa Evo CX and one Fortezza Pro tubular. the guy didn't (and I do not know why) supply valve extenders. so, the valves are unreachable (this is a deep section rim). and I tried the screw-on extender, but he obviously didn't teflon tape the threads. heaven knows how he got his tires inflated, but do the above tubulars have removable valve cores? I'm probably going to have to remove tires, fit the valve extenders (the remove core, screw on valve extender, reinsert core type, not the screw on to valve type). it would help if I didn't remove the tires, and then find that the valve cores couldn't be removed. the last time I mounted tubulars, there was some off-color language.

  2. #2
    Banned forever.....or not
    Reputation: MR_GRUMPY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    24,261
    Vittoria's have removeable valve cores.
    If you can find some old Spinergy valve extenders, your problem will be solved without removing the tires. The spinergy valve extenders had a threadded insert that gripped the presta head. When you twisted it counter-clockwise, it would open the valve.
    If your opinion differs from mine, ..........Too bad.
    .
    How would you like it if Hitler killed you
    Dogbert.

    I>U

    Buying parts to hang on your bike is always easier than getting fit.

    If you feel wimpy and weak, get out and train more, ya wee lassie!

    If Jesus had a gun, he'd be alive today!

  3. #3
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    1,108

    gracias, senor Grumpy (nm)

    Quote Originally Posted by MR_GRUMPY
    Vittoria's have removeable valve cores.
    If you can find some old Spinergy valve extenders, your problem will be solved without removing the tires. The spinergy valve extenders had a threadded insert that gripped the presta head. When you twisted it counter-clockwise, it would open the valve.
    !!!!!

  4. #4
    Arrogant roadie.....
    Reputation: Dave_Stohler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    4,232
    Not quite....
    Only Vittoria Corsas have removable cores. The cheaper Vittorias (Rally, Formula 1) don't.
    We are the 801
    We are the central shaft

  5. #5
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    8,047
    Sometimes some heavy saliva in the extender will help seal it if you don't have tape- but this won't be a long-term fix

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT ROADBIKEREVIEW

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.