Trek 2100; new rim prob

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  1. route66

    route66 New Member

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    I have a new Trek 2100 with Bontager rims. I have had 5 flats due to
    valve stem leakage. The dealer has indicated that I am the cause.
    However, I have a Trek mountain Bike and have only had 3 flats
    since 97, and didn't even keep these tires aired properly. Anyone
    else have this issue? Do I need and attorney to go after Trek or
    the tube guys?
     
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  2. daveornee

    daveornee New Member

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    Please describe what you mean by valve stem leakage.
    What did the dealer tell you to do to correct the problem?
    What good would an attorney do?
     
  3. route66

    route66 New Member

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    Leaks come form the base of the stem. I would rather not
    bash the dealer yet.


     
  4. serenaslu

    serenaslu New Member

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    Make sure that there are no rough edges or burrs around the valve stem hole in the rim; and that the rimtape is positioned properly around it. The other problem that I have seen with people that have chronic valve stem failure is when they constantly tighten "loose" retaining nuts on threaded valves stems and draw the tube up into the valve stem hole. IMHO these nuts are a waste anyway.
     
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