I have several good tubes but they all have bad stems. Any idea where I can Buy the old style glue on replacement valve stems?
Jim, in Australia, few tyre shops carry many tubes so even fewer stock replacement valves, and then they are usually only the short style for well base rims.
They can be ordered in from one of the trucks supplying tyre shop needs. About the only place you are likely to find them in stock is at a truck/farm machinery tyre dealer.
I find it much easier these days to fit an original Schraeder brass stem, having accumulated a reasonable stock of these over the years.
Hope this helps.
Allan from down under.
Check the catalogs, some like Lang's sell a replacement metal stem. or gather up the part and install metal stems in the tubes.
I found Gemplers.com that lists several different cold vulcanizing valve stems. To repair tubes that need stems. I have not done business with them.
My experience with glue on stems with 30" tires has been characterized by sudden loss of air,the resulting report making my ears ring to the point of not being able to hear myself cuss.Too much pressure??
With 21" split rims,I have tornn them off trying to get everything lined up.Just a low pressure whoosh there,but plenty of volume from me.
Agree find some used(read cheap) metal stems.
Last ones I had vulcanized on were as much as a new tube.
I agree, replacing rubber stems with metal is the way to go. You can pick up old ones pretty cheaply at swap meets.
I ve been able to get new valve stems installed into inner tubes at better industrial tire shops
Is that tube a “Hartford” brand Made in China? Or just marked made in China?
Do you have pressure drop over a few weeks with it?
Thanks Mate. Alan in Western Australia
Of the tubes that had the issue with the pressure drop, my experience is that it was maybe one tube out of every six. Of the tubes that did drop pressure, most of them were real slow. Maybe 8-12 pounds per month. The issue did not appear to be a valve stem issue, however, at that time the advice of one of the manufacturers was to replace the valve core with an old style valve core that had the long spring at the end. Evidently that seemed to be working for some people.
Alan, I don't know. I have some Hartfords and I have some other brands, and I don't remember which this was. All tyres lose pressure over time, but I haven't had faster than usual deflation with any of these.
You should probably replace the old stems with originals. DON'T BUY REPRODUCTIONS! The valve stem Steve pictured above is probably correct. A Schrader 777, or 888 is the way to go.