I have always had a problem checking the tire pressure, and filling up the tires on the Bonnie due to the lack of room around the valve between the spokes. I mentioned it the last time I was in the shop, and the mechanic pointed out maybe the wheels were laced wrong. He showed me a new one in the shop where there was a nice open area around the valve stems. So depending on where you start the lacing you either end up with the spokes crossed above the valve stem or nice and open. Mine are both crossed over the valve stem. Just wondering how many other people are in the same boat??? 50-50, or was mine just put together on a Friday afternoon of a long weekend???