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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:36 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: England
I have got the bug again and rather than sell my Carlton have decided to enjoy it instead.

I have a bike pump, specific adapter for presta valves which are fitted.

Bikes I have in the past have always been Schraeder.

I am unlocking the the valve and pumping in air, but because of the way that they work ...it soon comes out again!!!! :roll:

I am sure practice will make persfect, but circa 100 lbs psi , I am having difficulty.

Is there a foolpoof technique to inflating tyres with presta valves someone would kindly share?

Thanks in advance

Channa


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:32 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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use a presta high pressure specific pump.

mine are all retro dont know names of any new stuff suitable


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:41 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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legrandefromage wrote:
use a presta high pressure specific pump.

mine are all retro dont know names of any new stuff suitable


Thanks I bought a high volume hand pump from halfords and the respective adapter.

I am trying to get back into cycling on the cheap, I dont particularly want to start buying track pumps etc....and more to the point .....what happens when i get a punctur :shock: e

Channa


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:11 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Track pump with presta and schrader ends on for the man cave.

Small pump for out on the road. I use a Topeak Mountain Morph, brilliant! It's schrader specific though with a quick unscrew and screw back together hey Presta (see what I did there?) it'll fit presta.

Racing I don't bother. If I get a flat on a TT, sod it, I'll walk back.


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