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I read about valves that have removable cores and that is better for applying sealant. How can I tell if my valves have cores that are removable? (I don't have the type of the tube, or any other info; used bike).

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Have a close look.

On a presta valve there is a wide threaded part that the lock ring attaches to. And a narrower part with the valve lock nut above it that the cap threads onto.

If the narrow part has two flat sides to get a tool onto, then it's removable.

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    Most on sale aren't removable. – Batman Apr 30 '16 at 4:40

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