I am a new bike rider ( Sequoia Comp ). I have a middle of the
line Specialized floor pump.
I loosen the lock on the end of my Presta value and tap the
end and get a little blast of air.
When press the pump end onto the presta valve I can hear a tiny 'ssss' for an
I pull up the lock lever and try to check the pressure it is
not uncommon for it to read '0' or some small number say 40 psi.
If I take a stroke on the pump the pressure gauge will jump
way high ( over 120 psi).
I suspect that some how the Presta valve is not opening and
I am putting all of the pressure into the hose
What am I doing 'wrong'?
Is it possible to find an excellent hand held pressure gauge?
It seems like every one I look at on Amazon either has no
reviews or terrible reviews.