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I've never paid much attention to GW's but my buddy's mother-in-law just died on one. Apparently the GW has a right-angled valve stem for convenience, but has a little plastic piece to hold up the end to combat centrifugal force? Well, my buddy's inlaws were riding in Washington state last month. Had a flat, and the dealer didn't get the valve stem right. The stem failed, causing an immediate flat. His father-in-law was thrown from the bike and the wife wasn't. Just thought I'd remind any of you who have one or know somebody who has one, be sure to check it. Sometimes something so simple can be gravely important. :crap: :(
 

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It's a really sad situation. I'm not familiar with the GW valve stem myself and I don't remember if he said that support was gone or just not connected right. The father-in-law actually checked pressures a couple times after the tire was mounted and apparently didn't notice anything out of place. Come to think of it, I hope he didn't accidentally do something wrong when checking pressures... Regardless, it's a tragedy.
 
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