dropped my valve extender in

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dropped my valve extender in

Postby irish » January 16th, 2014, 8:45 am

First day out with the wheels got a flat,
came in with wet cold hands and the extender slipped into the carbon.
its a 90 rear, any good ideas on how to get it out?
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Re: dropped my valve extender in

Postby Chris Thornham » January 17th, 2014, 11:20 am

irish,

Feel free to give me a call if you like. You should be able to get it out. I'll give you a few tips that are easier to tell you over the phone than type.

702-529-4744.

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Re: dropped my valve extender in

Postby irish » January 18th, 2014, 2:16 am

A bit of time and patience sorted it. Thanks
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Re: dropped my valve extender in

Postby Chris Thornham » January 19th, 2014, 7:35 pm

irish wrote:A bit of time and patience sorted it. Thanks


Nice! It definitely takes patience. Can I ask how you did it? We have our ways but I'd be interested to see if you came up with different way.

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Re: dropped my valve extender in

Postby irish » January 21st, 2014, 8:57 am

First got the extender to the valve hole, held it above my head so the vale was on the hub side of the carbon.
got a small paint brush from my toddler. light plastic handle one, i wrapped double sided stick tape on it to give it a lot of grip/traction, fed it from the tube side and was able to push the top of the extender through. kind of like pinched the top so it went through at an angle about 50 degress from there it was straightforward .
Took a few goes to line it up correctly to the valve hole, took a few more goes to pinch the top just enough to get it out the hole, but was easier than expected.
note:
it is a lot easier if you don t have the help of said toddler constantly asking what your doing with their paint brush. :)
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Re: dropped my valve extender in

Postby Chris Thornham » January 21st, 2014, 11:04 am

Haha! Awesome. I appreciate the tip. I'll add that one to our list of solutions.

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