Refitting my Chrome valve stem sleeves, when I returned home, I noticed they were really tight to push down the stem. The caps though screwed on perfectly.
A few days ago I attempted to check the tyre pressures. I had to cut the stem covers off to remove the caps, which had mysteriously become 'welded' to the valve screw grooves.
One I had to take to a tyre bay to have it amputated and a new valve fitted.
Upon inquiring from sellers, all 'valve stems' offered on eBay are seemingly a 10mm diameter, and the new valves I have need an 11.5mm version I estimate?
Has anyone else had this problem, are new valves now wider, just to make life difficult?
Anyone know where to get fatter stem sleeves?