Tube wont deflate (schraeder valve, no slime)

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byogman
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Trying to change out the front tire and… I can’t deflate the front tire below 45psi or so. No slime, just plain old schraeder tubes.

It seems crazy to be looking at that as a problem, but I can’t take the existing tire off I don’t think, and was really looking forward to running both, not one of the new gatorskins.

I would prefer to keep the tire as a spare. If there’s a way to make the tube deflate without destroying it that’s nice, but meh.


jonawebb
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Just unscrew the valve core.


byogman
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My needle nose pliers don’t make it in. One possible rephrase taking minor tube damage as inevitable and being ok with patching is, where is the “best” place to stick a pin so the damage to the tire is the least likely to matter?


Jacob McCrea
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Are you really thinking about putting a hole in a tire and a tube so you can avoid buying a $5 tool? Go to the auto parts store and buy a valve core removal tool!


Mikhail
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In old days schraeder cups were made from metal and core removal tool was a part of cup design on the top of the cup… May you can find one… Or like Jake suggested buy one…


Pierce
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At the very least, just cut the valve off, rather than poking the tire. Maybe you could make a similar tool with a paperclip.


edronline
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Good idea about the stem. Or just turn the stem with a pair of pliers until it rips a hole in the tube. Though valve remover #1 option.


jonawebb
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I loaned him my tool. It’s very hard to get that core out without one–I know.


byogman
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By the way it weighed perfectly, thanks Jon.


Pierce
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Now my second question is, can you put the valve back in and make it operational again?


byogman
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Worked perfectly, phone autocomplete. Though I guess I can’t complain about the weight either.

In terms of going back in, in principle I think yes, I’ll yinz know when this http://www.amazon.com/Slime-20088-4-Way-Valve-Cores/dp/B0020T17J2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00 arrives how it works for me.


Jacob McCrea
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Reinstalling the valve core with the proper tool will work fine, assuming the core is good.

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