I want to pump ... you up!
Help please, I'm losing a lot of air in my tires every time I remove the pump from the valve (well, almost every time).
I have Schraeder valves and a Specialized floor pump. The pump has a long hose, and at the end there's a lever which can be set "up" or "down".
Please correct me if I'm doing anything wrong:
* Lever down. Stick hose onto valve and press down a bit (how much?). (Of course I'm not a total noob, I did remove the valve cap first!)
* Move lever up. Start pumping until meter reads 80.
* Snap lever down, and try to instantly remove the hose from the valve. Here there usually is a struggle, and I'm not sure how hard to yank/twist. I hear hissing and ...
* By the time it's off, the tires usually have the same amount of air they started with.