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Offline djsim

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valve stem replacement
« on: Sunday, July 07, 2013. 09:00:22 AM. »
when taking a wheel to a dealer to have a new tire installed in which I purchased elsewhere, which they mouted for me, is it a given that a new valve stem should be installed as a routine procedure. It wasn't replaced and I know it is at least 6 yrs old, didn't noticed until I had wheel bake on bike.

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Re: valve stem replacement
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, July 07, 2013. 09:01:54 AM. »
It should be replaced every tire change.
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Re: valve stem replacement
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, July 07, 2013. 09:13:39 AM. »
when taking a wheel to a dealer to have a new tire installed in which I purchased elsewhere, which they mouted for me, is it a given that a new valve stem should be installed as a routine procedure. It wasn't replaced and I know it is at least 6 yrs old, didn't noticed until I had wheel bake on bike.
Not a given but should have been replaced, rubber deteriorates and stuff could happen. :wink:
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Re: valve stem replacement
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, July 07, 2013. 09:46:41 AM. »
I've found it's not automatic. I always ask for a new valve stem, and have gotten replies from "we always do", to
"that's $x.xx extra".  Also if it happens to be a multi brand shop, I use a Sharpie to mark direction of rotation arrows on both sides of the rim. Just to get their attention.  :idunno:
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Re: valve stem replacement
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, July 07, 2013. 09:58:37 AM. »
No, its not a given. An experienced Tech WILL replace the VS as he's aware of the importance. What did your receipt indicate?

Just curious, what did they charge to do the mount?

Local dealer was charging 1/2 Labor ($50 + Tax). But now will NOT put other than their tire on. The Indy I use charges $25 + Tax. Lately, I've been using Spoons and Dyna Beads.

I was ordering on-line at several places (warehouses), a lot of the OEM parts say "unavailable". Can't believe they don't have Spark Plugs  :wtf:. Guess there Dealer Policy is now spilling over to suppliers of their OEM parts.  :emoGroan:

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Re: valve stem replacement
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, July 07, 2013. 10:44:15 AM. »
Should be ok, just Make sure to have it done next tire change..

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Re: valve stem replacement
« Reply #6 on: Sunday, July 07, 2013. 10:58:53 AM. »
When they do replace stem make sure its the right length.
Friend had a tire changed before a long trip..just before we left
we notice tire was low. Stem was sticking out too far and was just
barely hitting something and tore, so back to the shop we went.
They took care of it of course but if we had been on the road it would
have been a bad deal.

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Re: valve stem replacement
« Reply #7 on: Sunday, July 07, 2013. 04:36:43 PM. »
I always pick up a new valve stem from a local auto tire store to take with me to the shop that's mounting my new tire/s. My thinking has always been that they use many, many more valve stems than bike shops and the chances of getting a really old one (deteriorating rubber) are much less.

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Re: valve stem replacement
« Reply #8 on: Monday, July 08, 2013. 04:07:24 AM. »
I always pick up a new valve stem from a local auto tire store to take with me to the shop that's mounting my new tire/s. My thinking has always been that they use many, many more valve stems than bike shops and the chances of getting a really old one (deteriorating rubber) are much less.
Good thinking. It's no wonder you got as old as you are. :teeth:
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