Join Date: May 2009
Location: Town of Islington, Ontario
Bikes: 25yr old Ralegh, Fuji Absolute
Been a month and a half
I got on my bike yesterday morning and the seat started turning sidways and the distance between my rear and the pedals was closing in.
took a while to get the right height again.
It didn't take long for the rear tire to start looking half flat either.
Get home, I pulled out my foot pump and put the shreader extension on the presta valve and for the life of me could not get air into the tire. OK, hook up the hose to the compressor in my garage and get my automotive tire guage/filler thingy. Try for 10 mins, my tire started looking a little sad now that I've let out more air than I got in.
I go ask my neighbour who is an avid cyclist for a pump. He pulls out two, one for a shreader valve and one for a presta valve. Man, do you think I could get anymore air into the tire.
Go back to my neighbour and ask him to lend a hand. Took him less than 2 mins and he had me back up to riding pressure.
And yest, I opened up the presta valve.
I feel like an idiot. Gotta get me a pump for the presta valve. Anyone have any recomendations?