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post #51 of 57 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 10:28 AM
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1Barron, you don't even have to "break" the tire to install the new special filtering stem. All you do is remove and replace like a regular stem so it makes conversion really fast and easy.

Please NOTE that this is a "DRY-BASED" balancing system so NO LIQUID SEALANTS OF ANY KIND ARE USED or the beads will just clump and NOT work. Therefore, if a person already has liquid sealants inside of their tires they will have to clean them out thoroughly and thus requiring you to "break" the tire.
Duh I guess that should have been obvious. Thanks I think I will try them next spring.

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Duh I guess that should have been obvious. Thanks I think I will try them next spring.
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adding on to this thread a little late? for the second time i replaced my front tire valve stem core. the PO must have put dynabeads (or whatever) in with the new metzlers. i keep getting a bead in the core when i check pressures and it sticks open. has anyone used a filtered core for this problem? can't check pressures unless i'm near an air source or at home!
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I'm using balancing beads in my bike
and have no issues with beads getting stuck in the valve core.
You just have to make sure that valve is positioned at 6 o'clock and I usually give it couple of taps with a screwdriver just in case before checking pressure. These recommendations came with beads when I bought it.
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thank you! will make sure it's at 6 oclock and will do the tap thing as well. does it have to be 6 a.m. or p.m. ? :-)
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... does it have to be 6 a.m. or p.m. ? :-)
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I'm using balancing beads in my bike
and have no issues with beads getting stuck in the valve core.
You just have to make sure that valve is positioned at 6 o'clock and I usually give it couple of taps with a screwdriver just in case before checking pressure. These recommendations came with beads when I bought it.
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I was just searching this thread about fitered valve stems with the beads. I'm getting ready to change the rear tire on my Voyager and want to try the beads. Sounds like good advise on tire position, makes sense.

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