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Advantages of not using a lock nut: faster tube removal, looking 'pro', possibly avoiding damage to tube due to overtightened nut. Disadvantage: I run big tires and deep section rims. If I try and push the pump head on to the presta valve, it likes to bury itself inside the rim to hide. Keeping the nut on there stops the vaulve from going down in to the ...


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Some, especially little mobile, pumps do not have the tube and mount directly onto the valve which makes valve to move into all directions while pumping which is definitely not healthy for the place where your tube is connected to the valve. In fact I have managed to destroy a tube this way. The nut helps to avoid this problem by holding valve into the ...


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The nut is basically for ease of inflation when the tire is flat. If you are a looks-oriented cyclist using one may make you look a little less serious, due to the implied fact that if you maintain your bike often you wont have flat tires from having your bike sit. If you have expensive wheels (like myself) you might not want to use one for fear of it ...



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