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    Leaking hose filling tires

    I just missed out on a ride yesterday because my compressor gauge froze @ 0, that's after I lost all the air in my back tire trying to inflate it. It gets better, the wind blew my new bike over and left some nasty scrapes in the paint.

    Anyway, I decided to get a good Lezyne floor pump, and a spare tube. The hose leaks when I try to pump the tire up, in an effort to see if it was seated the tip broke off the valve.

    Changed the tube and tried to inflate it, the air seems to go in ok but air hisses out where the hose of the pump screws onto the valve.

    Is this normal? Or am I having really bad luck?

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    should be able to turn the tip of the nozzle to tighten up the insides. probably set to schrader valve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tortugaflats View Post
    should be able to turn the tip of the nozzle to tighten up the insides. probably set to schrader valve.
    I took the pump back to the store and I asked them to demo the pump for me as I am getting older and may be challenged as to how the pump really works.

    They tried it the way it was when I used it, shock, same thing happened to them. He grabbed another new pup off the shelf and it did the same thing.

    When he took the valve off one of the lower model pump it worked fine. Must have been a bad batch.

    I am happy now that it is not me.

    Picked up 2 more spare tubes just in case.

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    not discounting your experience, but just want to point out that lezyne pumps use a threaded head, make sure you are threading it onto the valve all the way, or else it will leak.
    i won't deny it i'm a straight ridah

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