valve caps on my road bike?! Do you take em off to save weight or am I totally missing something?!
In my part of the world it's considered bad form to have valve caps on your racer. And also the little locking nuts to tighten near the rim.
It means it takes longer to get your tube out if you have a puncture, and shows consideration to your riding partners who don't have to wait as long. Just imagine if several people puncture on a training ride....
It's not as if you need to protect a valve in the same way on a road bike anyway.
Basically, they are unneccessary so why fit them?
Completed: 94 Stumpjumper w. M733; ; 92 Dave Yates 731 ; 97 Parkpre Pro-Elite ; Pace RC200 F6 ; Pace RC300; 82 Gios Super Record ; 97-8 De Rosa Giro D´Italia; ; Banani SPX Track bike ; 89 Alan/Mavic Cross Bike ; 05 Focus Cross Team ; 90 Look MI-80 all-Mavic ; 12 Focus Izalco Team/custom build ; 11 Focus Thunder Custom build
Projects : , Brouwer all-Mavic
Stripped : Pace RC303
Gone : GT Karakoram
Stayed in the family: Kuota Kharma, 04 Stumpjumper FSR
Ceased to be : Dynatech MT3, killed by corroded seatstays.