Inner tube valve problem.

PostieJohn Posts: 1,105
edited June 2007 in Road beginners
I have Campagnolo Khamsin wheels, with Coninental tyres.
Mrs Postie rides a Dolce, so we brought a job lot of spare Spesh tubes (cheap on Wiggle or something).
Anyway, I had my 1st ever puncture on the L2B, right by the Dome [:(!].
As I changed the tube it turned out, the Presta valve wouldn't fit through the wheel hole.
I managed to bodge it to get me over the line, but I certainly wasn't expecting that problem.

What's my next step, does it have to be a specific make, when buying tubes. I thought the Presta valves were all the same.

Hot dang, it's the soggy bottom boys


  • fossyant
    fossyant Posts: 2,549
    Nope - just buy long valved tubes - my fave tubes Vittoria Ultralight (just plain old good quality butyl ones really), do standard (although longer than they used to be) and of course long valves. My real deep rims (Hed Jets) need valve adapter tubes, but that's on a tubular tyre !
  • fluff.
    fluff. Posts: 771
    You want the the long valve type I imagine, unless you mean the hole in the rim was too small?

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  • Big Tcp
    Big Tcp Posts: 163
    Just buy a valve extender and you can swap it from tube to tube after each puncture.