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CrossMax XL UST isn't holding air...it's leaking thru the spokes...

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by RPG, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. RPG

    RPG Monkey

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    My front tire isn't holding air very long. I did notice when I was mounting them that their were soap bubbles forming around the spoke nipple. Any idea how to fix it? I figure I'd ask before I mess things up worse.
     
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  2. mtnbikej

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    Put a tube in it. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    Sorry, somebody had to say it.

    mtnbikej
     
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  3. skinny mike

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    get stans!
     
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  4. RPG

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    Is this normal though? I was going to get stans, but the guy at my shop said it wasn't nessessary. Why is air leaking through the nipples. Would stans fix that? Thanks.
     
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    arent the CrossMax XL UST a pre built wheel set from mavic?

    if yes sounds like warranty
    otherwise you should look into sealing the nipples somehow, stans should so the job
     
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    replace your valve stem and that should fix it. it is probably leaking through the stem and into the rim itself.
     
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    make sure none of the spokes poked through the rim, but most likely valve stem like thejames said.
     
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    Are they the newest style rims with "fore" drilling? If so then what you are describing in theory impossible. Of course it could be a warranty issue in which case anything is possible.

    My guess is that "thejames" is correct in suspecting that it's something to do with the valve stem.
     
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  9. RPG

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    Thanks for the replies. I'll give it a try and replace, or retighten the stem.
     
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    If it really is the nipples or the nipploe holder things you might want to try some teflon tape on the nipple holders.