Long time rider, first time flat fixer
June 4, 2011 8:34 AM Subscribe
Cycling filter: Is it a big deal if my presta valve doesn't go through the rim exactly perpendicularly?
posted by thecaddy to Travel & Transportation (13 answers total)
So it's a bit embarrassing for me to admit this, but this morning I changed a flat on my bike for the first time. After about an hour and a half, I finally had the tube back under the tire, and managed even to get the tire back on without the use of tire levers.
But, as I as refilling it (slowly, to make sure that there's no flat spots / bulges, natch), I noticed that the valve is slightly off center compared to the hole through the rim, and it's probably sticking out from the rim at around a 75-80 degree angle rather than the 90 that it should be. Is that something that's going to be a big problem? Should I deflate the tire and start over? Or will everything be fine?