Why you might need dimes to extend your valve levers

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horn 001A few months ago I helped a student with small hands put vintage dimes on their horn. What she said in a note a week later is really all that needs to be said on the topic:

Just so you know, those dimes on my horn are amazing! It’s so weird to actually be able to reach my valves.

If you can’t reach your valves easily, get dimes! With solid silver dimes (pre-1965) or purpose made finger cups being preferable. More on the topic may be found in this article.

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