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Original Minilites

PostPost by: s28ven » Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:30 am

I have a set of original minilites which are still running tubes. I need to change all the tyres as they have all perished. Does anyone have recommendation for a tubeless valve or have the dimensions of the valve hole?

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PostPost by: sclemow » Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:02 pm

I run original magnesium minilites on my mini and use standard bolt in tubless valves.
Can you not run them?
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PostPost by: s28ven » Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:42 am

That’s the plan although when I search eBay and the likes there seems to be different sizes. I was hoping someone knew the dia to save me stripping one down and measuring.

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PostPost by: alan.barker » Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:13 am

It's normal practice where you buy and get the Tyres fitted they put new Valves. In the total price and also balance the Wheels.
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PostPost by: s28ven » Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:57 am

Alan, the standard rubber valves won’t fit the minilite as the wall is much thicker. It will need to be a valve with an adjustable shaft I’m just not sure on the dia. Thanks, Steven
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:57 am

Ok,
maybe it's easier to continue with Tubes like before.
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PostPost by: Craven » Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:29 pm

Look under Bolt in tyre valves
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PostPost by: sclemow » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:38 am

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PostPost by: s28ven » Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:14 pm

Thanks for this. I’ve ordered some this afternoon.

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