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What are these female connectors called?

"THREAD-ON SCHRADER CHUCK" yields good search results
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Why is the retaining nut ("thumbscrew") against the wheel rim for inner tube Schrader valves no longer used?

Schwalbe tubes still have this feature. Schwalbe tubes are also high quality tubes with moderate weight, consistent construction (no lumpiness near the valve) and high latex content (helps rolling ...
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Considering modern bicycle trends (2021), why are presta valves still the dominant design?

I think you are correct; there is no technical advantage of Presta. But many things are not used for technical reasons but rather for momentum reasons. Personally I prefer schrader for all my bikes, ...
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Considering modern bicycle trends (2021), why are presta valves still the dominant design?

Presta (btw: we call it Sclaverand or simply road bike valve here in Austria) has one advantage: You can easily release air. There could also be some small weight savings and aerodynamic benefits. I ...
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Outside of Schrader valve is inflating. This isn’t right, is it?

I haven't come across this before but it's not right. It sounds like the valve coating is coming unstuck from the metal part of the valve. If that fails it would be quite likely to fail suddenly which ...
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Can a bike have both Schrader and Presta tires?

Short answer, it's not common at all and probably wasn't like that when the bike was new. The valve that you need is determined by the rim rather than the bike. If the rim is drilled out with a big ...
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Is there a pump / Schrader valve adapter that prevent leakage during disconnection?

Much of the drop you see will be due to the reconnection, not the disconnection. When you disconnect the pump you have 120psi in the tyre and the hose, gauge and a little bit of pump. This ...
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Is a powered car tire inflator suitable for road bike tire inflation?

Buy a floor pump, also known as a track pump, instead of an automotive accessory. A track pump will take about the same time to top up your tires as a small car compressor, and has an advantage of ...
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Why did my valve pin bend? Is there anything that I can do to help it without any specialized tools?

You have a Schrader valve. The pin on the valve core has been bent or the core is cross threaded in the stem - the picture is a little blurry. You can remove the core by unscrewing it from the stem. ...
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Why is the retaining nut ("thumbscrew") against the wheel rim for inner tube Schrader valves no longer used?

Because it makes the tubes less expensive (no need to include the nut, and they can use less metal in the valve construction because they don’t need the screw thread to go all the way down), and most ...
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Is a powered car tire inflator suitable for road bike tire inflation?

I have one of such compressors for car use and of course I have used it on my bikes. However, I only use it on MTB bikes which I inflate to 40 psi at most. I Do not own a road bike but some slick ...
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Schrader inner tube gets cut by Presta sized hole in rim

The cheapest solution is to try and remove the burrs or sharp edges that are cutting the tube. This can be done with a small file or a piece of emery cloth cut into a small strip and pushed through ...
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Any fix for a schrader valve that won't open?

Sounds like the valve has stuck shut, this can happen if the rubber seal at the base of the valve swells up. If the valve core is replaceable just get the appropriate valve tool and a replacement core,...
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Why did my valve pin bend? Is there anything that I can do to help it without any specialized tools?

Just use one of these as a valve cap. You can probably remove the dodgy core with it, and either bend it straight or replace with one from a spare tube.
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Schrader tubes in Presta configured Rims?

Actually, correct drill bit size is 21/64", not 3/8" http://sheldonbrown.com/gloss_sa-o.html - search for Schrader
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Can a bike have both Schrader and Presta tires?

Why not? The bike will roll anyway. You would need two pump heads or an adapter to pump both tires, but other than that, it will work just fine.
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Possible faulty Schrader valve

In my experience, when a Schrader valve starts leaking suddenly, the most common reason is that there is a small piece of debris that prevents the valve from closing. The easiest way to remove them is ...
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Is a powered car tire inflator suitable for road bike tire inflation?

There's a lot going on in this question! The pump pictured seems to be intended for car tyres which can be considered high volume, low pressure and feature Schrader valves. A 120 psi road bike tyre ...
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Bike pump issues

I know it's normal to lose a bit of air when getting the pump off but I'm not sure about this The air you lose when taking the pump off should be just a very brief hiss. And, actually, it's mostly ...
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Bits "peeling off" schrader valve?

The type of damage shown is often due to under inflation or not centering the valve stem in the hole. When under inflated the tube doesn't exert enough pressure on the tire bead. This allows the tire ...
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Why did my valve pin bend? Is there anything that I can do to help it without any specialized tools?

It looks like the valve core is missing. If it is just bent, then I cannot see it in the picture. If it is indeed missing, then it might have been unscrewed and then it popped out due to the pressure ...
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Presta to Schrader valve adapters that don't screw on the valve core

Never seen one myself - there are pumps that have push-on "speed" adapters for presta, but they are part of the pump head and you wouldn't find one at the service station. The best fix is to ...
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Presta to Schrader valve adapters that don't screw on the valve core

SKS makes a press-on adapter. Unscrew the valve nut, push the adapter on, use the schraeder head on the air hose, pull the adapter off and thread the valve nut back down. Tell your shop it's p/n ...
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Why are thorn resistant tubes prone to valve stem failures?

I talked it over with an experienced sales rep. who said the Taiwan TP tube makers are aware of the issue but unable or unwilling to solve it. At its heart is the thin and weak joint between the TP ...
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What is causing leaks where metal meets rubber on stem?

It is unlikely that the leak is coming from that spot, as David said that is a solid tube of metal. You could be feeling air escaping there due to either a poorly seated/loose valve core, or sometimes ...
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What does the number 77 mean on the Schrader valve?

A Schrader valve has an external width of 7.7mm per the specification. The number written on your valve refers to this fact. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schrader_valve#Dimensions
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Possible faulty Schrader valve

Check to make sure the valve is screwed in all the way. I put sealant in a tube for my son's bike, and the inner portion of the valve need to be torqued down. Fixed the problem. Also, it's not a bad ...
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Schrader inner tube gets cut by Presta sized hole in rim

Try covering the hole from the inside with gorilla tape and opening the hole back up with an x cut pattern like you would with ghetto tubeless.
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Is there a pump / Schrader valve adapter that prevent leakage during disconnection?

My current pump (a floor pump) clamps onto the valve with a clamp instead of threading it on. I can very quickly release it. This could be at the expense of not being able to pump it to 120 PSI (which ...
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Any fix for a schrader valve that won't open?

I had a Slime bike tube that leaked into the Schrader valve and really gummed up everything to where no air would release. After removing the valve, no air was escaping so a solid clog for sure in ...
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