Presta Valve Caps

Black - 159
Yellow - 14
Clear - 10
Blue - 2
Red - 2
Red Fish - 2
Grey - 1
WTB Black - 11
WTB Grey - 4
WTB Green - 1

Schrader Valve Caps

Black - 2
Black Alloy (Bullet) - 2

Presta Valve Nuts - 155

Safety Pin - 2
Valve extender - 1
Toe Stud - 1
Cat Bell - 1

Why do I keep all these?
What am I ever going to do with them?
And why have they reached a critical mass, there never seems to be any more or any less?
And the valve extender doesn't even belong in this drawer.

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so what - do you keep them from tubes that die, or do you remove and lovingly store them? myself i take them off as soon as i buy a new tube, and chuck 'em away. they're all in the hedge by the door to the shed Smile

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posted by purplecup [232 posts]
15th June 2009 - 20:30


I think I am most impressed with the fact you actually counted them. Were you waiting for a delivery?

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posted by BananaDrama [42 posts]
15th June 2009 - 23:25

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yup, they're mostly taken off new tubes, although i've no idea where the Schrader ones come from, well, the alloy bullet ones were a freebie with a magazine, and the blue Presta valves, which manufacturer does that?

the WTB ones were from a little bike expo in California, they had a cookie jar full of them so i snaffled pocket-fulls, they made good presents for bike-nerds, and i have a certain emotional attachment to them because it was a great holiday, is that sad?

counting them? of course, these things are essential.

and the cat-bell's waiting to go inside someones handlebars, or if i'm feeling really nasty inside a split and then resealed inner-tube.

posted by VecchioJo [780 posts]
16th June 2009 - 9:15

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I thoroughly approve of the fact that you haven't binned them.

The valve nuts make nice little additions to homemade greetings cards and friendship bracelets, but the valve caps are a bit trickier to use.

Surely an artist of your calibre could make a rather nice collage of them?

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posted by Trek Sal [52 posts]
16th June 2009 - 23:24

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The valve nuts make nice little additions to homemade greetings cards and friendship bracelets

you should see if you can get a gig selling your cards made out of bike parts on! i'd buy 'em Smile

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posted by Barry Fry-up [186 posts]
17th June 2009 - 8:24

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i might make a hedgehog

posted by VecchioJo [780 posts]
17th June 2009 - 11:15

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Mmm. Nice thoughts, boys.
BTW, the blue valve caps are Schwalbe. (blue Smarties). But I think they only do clear now. Must be Fox's glacier mints.

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posted by Trek Sal [52 posts]
17th June 2009 - 18:41

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Raleigh do Blue Presta caps ;0)

posted by Raouligan [12 posts]
30th July 2009 - 19:46

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