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Old 04-14-2010, 12:22 PM   #1
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Question Angled Valve Stem

Are angled valve stems any good? Will they mess up the balance? Do they maintain the pressure well? Are pressure readings accurate? etc...

Only considering it because its a pain to get to the valve stem on my front wheel with the stupid gas station air hoses.

Or would I be better off buying an air compressor with a more flexible hose and doing everything at home? Any recommended compressors? Just need it for tires, so don't need anything super powered. (Less than $100)

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you just need a better chuck on the hose
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angled stem shouldn't hurt anything, but you'll have to remove the wheels, dismount, remount the tires, and check the balance...Just go somewhere where there's a better air chuck....these are pretty low profile...
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I got a small compressor from Home Depot. Can't remember how much I paid for it. FYI, I'm cheap
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well i'm usually filling my tires at the gas stations where they have the stupid straight hose thats not very flexible with the gauge built on...

i'm getting new tires this weekend..so dismounting, etc is not an issue
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http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...word=air+chuck
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thanks. that'd be somethin to consider if i went the route of purchasing my own compressor. i have a feeling this is probably the route i'd take.
scrounging for quarters every time i go for a ride sucks too. not as bad as the battle with the gas station air hose though
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would you mind getting me a model # when you have the chance? reading miscellaneous reviews show some of these economical compressors take forever to fill anything.
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the triumph daytona comes with side ways stems. it is convenient. and i use a bicycle pump to air up my tires.
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where can I get angled valve stems?
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also it depends on rim thickness? i was told this once. i'm sure a triumph dealer if anything could get you some. whether or not they fit? all bikes, i dunno
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You have to put air in every ride? You need new tires
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would you mind getting me a model # when you have the chance? reading miscellaneous reviews show some of these economical compressors take forever to fill anything.
Husky Air Scout. Works great for car and motorcycle tires, even space saver spares that require 60 psi
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Most stems can vary rim thickness; however some rare wheels have a different size hole.

Those are so far and between it shouldnt matter. I use car valve stems to replace my bike valves.

Nothing wrong w stopping by a discount tire or tire maxx and askin for some quick air; after they fill it up, use your manual gauge to set the air to what you prefer.
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You have to put air in every ride? You need new tires
no, i dont put air in every ride. i just like to have quarters on me before i go out to the bike. i dont feel like running back into the house if i find out im low on air. just like to be prepared. if i dont use the quarters on air, i end up using it on a snack during the ride...
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I'll keep that in mind. he's usually there on every ride
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