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    What filling mechanism are on Kenda tires?

    I just got a cyclocross bike yesterday, and im used to schraeder valves on the bike, but what type of valve does the kenda kwicker tire have?

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    It's not the tire, it's the tube.

    It's probably presta. If your pump only fits schraeder, you need an adapter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostarchitect View Post
    It's not the tire, it's the tube.

    It's probably presta. If your pump only fits schraeder, you need an adapter.
    Schraeder to presta adapter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brando090 View Post
    Schraeder to presta adapter?
    yep, i use them to pump up my presta valve with my car tire air compressor, super handy and simple.... http://www.modernbike.com/itemgroup....FUGo4AodPkUAxw

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    Be aware that Presta valves have a small nut at the end of the valve stem that has to be unscrewed several turns before you can fill the tube and then turned back to the closed position afterward. Also, its often helpful to "burp" the valve (i.e. briefly tap the end of the nut after it's unthreaded) to be sure the interior valve is loose enough to accept the air.

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    I just talked to the guy i bought the bike from, and he told me its presta, but i need a tool to take the tire off, because as far as i can see their is no filling mechanism sticking out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brando090 View Post
    I just talked to the guy i bought the bike from, and he told me its presta, but i need a tool to take the tire off, because as far as i can see their is no filling mechanism sticking out.
    Unless it's a foam (non-air) filled tire, it will remove like any other tire using a pair of tire levers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brando090 View Post
    I just talked to the guy i bought the bike from, and he told me its presta, but i need a tool to take the tire off, because as far as i can see their is no filling mechanism sticking out.
    If it's a Presta valve, you should see something like this:

    Consult the gurus: http://sheldonbrown.com/brandt/presta-schrader.html

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    Here's a decent tutorial on tire/tube changing, show what you need, and how it's done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
    Unless it's a foam (non-air) filled tire, it will remove like any other tire using a pair of tire levers.
    It has to be a standard tube and tire. Kenda doesn't make any air-less tires I've ever heard of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
    It has to be a standard tube and tire. Kenda doesn't make any air-less tires I've ever heard of.
    True, but there are airless (foam filled) tubes that can be fitted in standard tires. If the OPs tire isn't flat, and he can't find a valve odds are there's a foam filled tube inside. These types of tubes come into and out of fashion every few years, and though not popular in bike shop bikes, anything is possible in a department store bike, or a used bike.
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    A photo would help.
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    Ill get a photo, its the valve steam im not seeing!

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