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dan.filter 04-05-08 03:38 PM

Inflating tires for first time
 
Hi there,

I'm the definition of noob. I bought a Trek 1000 last year and broke my foot (not related to cycling) soon thereafter, so it sat idle during the winter and it's time to hop back on!!

I've bought a nice floor pump and am inflating the tires. I am looking to go around 100 PSI as it says on the tirewall, but the tire doesn't seem to want to take any more air, and the gauge is at about 50. tire feels pretty firm to me, as well...

Doing something wrong?

Thanks for the help!

dan.filter 04-05-08 03:55 PM

nevermind, i am a weakling and wasn't pushing hard enough on the pump. nancy boy.

bmclaughlin807 04-06-08 02:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dan.filter (Post 6467113)
nevermind, i am a weakling and wasn't pushing hard enough on the pump. nancy boy.

*points and laughs* :p

Get a better pump! ;)

barba 04-06-08 02:45 PM

Make sure you "burp" the valve before you start pumping.

Nermal 04-06-08 04:00 PM

Hey, barba's got a bird next to her red star. Where did that come from?

operator 04-06-08 05:02 PM

Sheldon brown tribute something or other.

Nermal 04-06-08 05:06 PM

Oh


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