Poll: New HT bicycle engine gas ball valve

How much would you spend on a real HT tank fuel valve?

  • $10

    Votes: 6 54.5%
  • $12

    Votes: 3 27.3%
  • $15

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • Anything over $10, forget about it Pablo, what are thinking!!

    Votes: 1 9.1%

  • Total voters
    11

Pablo

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My thinking is that the supplied HT tank petcock is a real piece of junk, to put it politely. Mine busted while riding. I have sourced a great ball valve. What are your thoughts and how much would you spend on such a valve? I know it would be great if they cost $2, but for a quality valve, that's a no go.

Choice #4 should be: "Anything over $10, forget about it Pablo, what are YOU thinking!!"
 
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NunyaBidness

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Re: Poll: New HT gas ball valve

my valve was cracked when it arrived. I went to a mom-n-pop hardware store and got a real nice brass valve for about 3$ tax included.
 

Pablo

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Re: Poll: New HT gas ball valve

1/4" Valve won't fit a HT tank without some form of adapter.

My mom and pop hardware store was $15 for a brass valve. If you found a good valve for $3, it must have been priced in 1969. There are cheaper valves out there, but they aren't precision ball valves.
 

nogoodnic

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Re: Poll: New HT gas ball valve

I've had two aluminium petcocks break from vibration. I replaced them with the cheesier looking brass ones that now come with the kits but can't remember what I paid for them. I wouldn't mind spending a little to keep this from happening again...Kelly