locking nut

markyone
markyone Posts: 1,119
edited September 2010 in Workshop
hi all any advice on this?is it necessary to have the locking nut on the inner tube valve stem as mine keeps working loose and it sounds as if i have a loose spoke making a noise and have to stop and keep tightening it up cheers.i have noticed some inner tubes dont have them as they have no thread.
Colnago c60 Eps super record 11
Pinarello F8 with sram etap

Comments

  • rake
    rake Posts: 3,204
    throw it over a hedge on the next ride. not needed, but handy when attaching a pump to the valve to keep it in place.
  • markyone
    markyone Posts: 1,119
    thanks for that rake,taking them off tommorrow cheers.
    Colnago c60 Eps super record 11
    Pinarello F8 with sram etap
  • If you mean the nut that goes on threaded valves, I leave them on, especially if the rims are quite deep. As the inner is deflated, the valve goes into the rim. Just holds the valve so next time you inflate, it stays in place.
    Say... That's a nice bike..
    Trax T700 with Lew Racing Pro VT-1 ;-)