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Old 01-06-2011, 04:27 PM
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Smile Petcock comparison

I was changing my tank last month on build 1 and working on build 2- I noticed when I got the tank off that the original brass petcock from the first kit dripped a little bit even closed so I decided to get that hefty one at Sick Bicycles-

the second build kit came with the other sort of petcock- so I got the three together and tok some pictures

here they are-

i'm just getting to use the second type (in the middle here) and it seems to be working fine and not leaking- it just seems a little bit more sure than the original brass one, whose handle turns with almost no pressure- I think I like it better.

Anybody else have opinions?

The new hefty deal from Sick is obviously the better machined- slightly heavier, a nice lever, and has a ball bearing closure- the long brass slleeve at the bottom probably does a better job of sealing the line by sheer length alone, but a downside might be the total length if the tank is already in the path of good old peddlin....

mine has just enough clearance-

final verdict?
It's worth the ten bucks if you're having trouble with a kit valve
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