While you're at the shop where the FCR1 is, why not take out an OCR? Same relaxed geometry as Trek and Specialized. Try the OCR C3.
I seem to have all my problems with Schrader valves. I always make sure I'm pulling straight off when removing the pump head from presta valves, and am careful putting it on. The worse thing for presta vavles I've seen is the side to side pumping of a frame pump without a hose.