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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.
Just unscrew the valve core.
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?
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!
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…
At the very least, just cut the valve off, rather than poking the tire. Maybe you could make a similar tool with a paperclip.
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.
I loaned him my tool. It’s very hard to get that core out without one–I know.
By the way it weighed perfectly, thanks Jon.
Now my second question is, can you put the valve back in and make it operational again?
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.
Reinstalling the valve core with the proper tool will work fine, assuming the core is good.
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