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Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Northern Colorado
Bikes: (2) Moots Vamoots, (1) Cannondale T2000 tourer, (1) Diamondback Response Comp mtb
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Originally Posted by gosmsgo
I am as careful as can be and ripped 5 or 6 tubes this year. In fact I started oiling the valve and it still happened. I have finally put a nut on the inside and outside of my wheel to hold the valve in place rock solid. That has worked pretty well.
Okay, so ... I don't get it.
If you were "as careful as can be," then ... how were you ripping tubes at such an alarming rate??
If the nut configuration fixed the problem, then did you have burrs in the valve stem hole, a bad batch of tubes, or were you using a mini-pump .... or what?
I'm not careful at all, and have never had this happen.
I'm sincerely interested in what you think the problem was that the nut thing fixed.