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So, the need for removing the valve core is nothing new when you are a mountain biker or cyclist. In fact, that need can show up anywhere during the journey. Having the proper idea of removal as well as looking forward to technique plus tool is something you should be prepared with earlier.
So today we will be discussing a very less-talked about the topic and that’s how to remove presta valve core. Also, we will be emphasizing the matter of using the proper tools. You see, both of these issues have a direct connection and you can’t skip one to grab ideas on another.
On That Note, Let’s Proceed.
Let’s Discuss How to Remove Presta Valve Core the Right Way.
There’s a lot to talk over the matter of removal. But before that, we will be discussing tool selection. To keep the entire guide simple to follow, we will be sectionizing and providing information part wise. We hope this approach will bring a better understanding.
Get a Suitable Tool to Start With
The first this you’ll need to do of how to remove Presta valve core is to get a tool to start the process easily. You see, the Presta valve core is basically a small part inside the value core of the bike that helps pump up or air out the bike tire faster and securely.
If your bike comes with Presta core remover tool, then you can use them to remove it. But, if you lost it or your bike doesn’t appear with any removal tool, then you want to get one from the store.
On top of that, the Presta core removing technique can be done with a suitable tool. For example, you can use a chain tool to the Presta core to do the removal technique. But many people find it tough to use for removing the Presta core inside the bike tire.
For that, you want to go to your nearest store and pick pliers and any small park tool to get the job done easily. Make sure you have picked a good park tool and pliers matching with your bike Presta core. If you are done purchasing a tool to do the following process, then go on.
Air Out from Your Bike Tire
The next thing you want to do after buying a suitable tool for removing your Presta valve core is to air out your bike tire.
You see, many experts suggested removing the Presta valve core after airing out the bike tire for a secure process. When you are deflating your bike tire, you want to simply rotate the valve core small part in the opposite clockwise or left direction for opening the valve easily.
Then, you want simply to force down on the top section of the valve core to air out the bike tire. Even though this step looks really simple, you want to do each thing cautiously and unhurriedly.
After that, put your thumb in the tip of the valve core to force down for a while to ensure it is airing out. You want to continue doing this thing until you see the bike tire is fully aired out or deflate.
When you are doing this step, make sure you are putting less pressure. As it can harm the Presta valve core if you force down higher. Also, ensure to close the valve core tip when you totally air out the bike tire.
To lock the tip, twist the valve core in the clockwise or right direction and use pliers to simply tighten it. The moment you see your bike tire is deflated, head to the next step.
Unlock the Lock Nut
After you have deflated the bike tire, you want to go to the actual process of removing the Presta valve core. For that, detach the lock nut that is located under the valve core.
It is actually visible and even some valve core doesn’t come with this. So, if you see that your full valve core doesn’t has a round lock nut outside, then skip to the next step. However, for those who have a valve core with round lock nut, you guys want to detach it.
To remove it, you only need to twist it until the round lock nut appears in your hand. Don’t use any pliers or other tools to unlock it. Just use your bare hands and it’ll get the job done easily.
Attach the Tool to Your Bike Valve Core
Then, you want to attach your purchased park tool into the bike valve core. Before using the tool, you need to check if it has a large and small part to fit into the valve core easily.
To attach it, you want to make the bike tire in the straight position so that the valve core gets ready to be attached. Then, put your left hand in the valve core and with your right hand, you want to insert the valve. After that, rush to the next step.
Twist the Whole Valve Core
Now, twist the whole valve core slightly and gently. Again, you want to twist the core faster until the Presta valve comes out in your hand.
That was all we feel about the removal method. Knowing the right method and clues of how to remove presta valve core is a must if you don’t want to get stuck at some point while riding. It’s something we don’t pay much attention to know about but when the moment ticks with trouble, we regret not looking more on it. So, give some time to this and practice if possible.
Wish You Some Memorable Rides.