My wife and I are getting back into cycling after a hiatus of probably 35 years...I thought the simple skill of changing out a tube would be easy to remember...no such luck.
Trying to put a new tube in a 26" tire. Popped the first one...using an electric air pump and monitoring the pressure with a simple stick guage. The second one never made it past 25 lbs before the area around the stem started to leak.
Should I use a manual floor pump to fill the tire more slowly? Is there something I might be doing to damage the stem?
Any advice for someone whose skills are a bit rusty? Thanks!