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    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!
    Last edited by dan.filter; 04-05-08 at 03:47 PM.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan.filter View Post
    nevermind, i am a weakling and wasn't pushing hard enough on the pump. nancy boy.
    *points and laughs*

    Get a better pump!
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    Make sure you "burp" the valve before you start pumping.

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    Hey, barba's got a bird next to her red star. Where did that come from?
    Some people are like a Slinky ... not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

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    Sheldon brown tribute something or other.
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    Oh
    Some people are like a Slinky ... not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

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