Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Murphy, NC, USA
Re: Check your rubber valve stems. RECALL !!
You should always replace the valve stem with every tire change.
When you check your tire preasure and bend the stem to get the guage on it, you are actually weakening the bond between the rubber and the brass.
When I change friends tires, I always install steel stems on their bikes.
It is actually cheaper in the long run.
Rubber stem is .37 bulk
Steel stem is .45 bulk
It does take more weight to balance the wheel, but my friends safety is worth it.
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