edt wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:08 am
the valve is NOT inside the bladder. That's just an illusion due to some random extra polyurethane.
I swear that the ones that I repaired were glued from the inside. You peel them off and the bladder is as clean as can be and the female valve ends in the inside of the bladder.
Anyways, I tried gluing from the outside, and also cutting the bladder and gluing from the inside. None of them work. I guess because, as @edt said, old octopus females valves don't age well. You can tell that the plastic or rubber is dried and it doesn't take the glue well. I tried to re glue using Stormsure, which worked perfectly when I recently had to re glue a 2014 Naish Ride deflating valve, so the glue was not the problem.
Finally I got a new female valve from FixMyKite ($15) and it just worked. It comes with a wide enough ring of TearAid. No need for me to do what they call the MEGA patch, which is a wider ring. You get rid of the old one and stick the new one from the outside. I managed to pull the old valve through the hole without making any cut, but if you can't I guess it won't hurt to leave the old valve inside the bladder. I wouldn't cut the bladder just to pull out the old valve.
I repaired my 2011 Park with this about a month ago. No worries since.