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    Senior Member dannyq's Avatar
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    Problems with my floor pump

    My road tires call for 110-120psi, but I physically cannot push the pump handle down anymore to get more than 80 psi into the tires. Why?

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    What kind of pump do you have? Is it a cheap one? I had the same problems with my pump, it was cheap and it couldnt pump no where near enough air into my tire. Got a new fancier pump with a gauge and it works great. Some pumps can only pump to a lower psi.

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    J E R S E Y S B E S T Jerseysbest's Avatar
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    Its probably just a cheap pump. I can get up to 120 with my cheap pump, but the dual head valve sometimes leaks, and the gauge isn't that accurate. I wish I just spent the money on a good one...
    Quote Originally Posted by SingingSabre View Post
    Cheating: a symptom of the problem.

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    Faster but still slow slowandsteady's Avatar
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    Your gauge could be wrong too....
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