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Old 09-07-08, 11:19 AM   #1
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I live on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. I've just started riding a road bike and love it. I have a used, less likely to be stolen, bicycle I got a couple months ago. Hoping to get in shape for tri season next year. I joined to post about my dual head pump that does nothing but blow air out the non presta hole whenever I try to pump my tires. So, at the moment I'm not riding.
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Old 09-07-08, 12:54 PM   #2
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Did you flip the lever that "locks" the pump onto the valve and also directs the air into the tube? Yellow in the top picture, gray in the second picture.



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Old 09-07-08, 05:29 PM   #3
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Commuting is a great way to work in miles and DC's a great commuting town. Welcome to the forums.
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How old is the pump? Could the valve head be failing?

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Old 09-07-08, 08:41 PM   #5
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Wow. this is a great forum. I don't have any sort of control to direct the pump in one or the other directions. It's a brand new Blackburn pump ... AT1. It was the cheapest pump I could find that had a gauge. Anyway, I'm guessing I'll probably have to invest in a better pump or need to return this one.
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I've solved my bike pump problem with the help of the forum members. My problem was I didn't push the presta fitting down far enough. Thanks everyone. I'm really enjoying the forum.
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Old 09-08-08, 01:51 PM   #7
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Welcome Stanton. I am a fellow Hill resident, although probably a generation ahead of you since you are talking Tris. Is Stanton your name or do you live over by Stanton Park?
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I've solved my bike pump problem with the help of the forum members. My problem was I didn't push the presta fitting down far enough. Thanks everyone. I'm really enjoying the forum.
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My last name is Stanton. I live close to the Folger Shakespeare Library. Right now I've been doing more running than biking, but I need to get with it.
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Oh yeah, and by the way my first name is Mark, but I go by Stanton or Stan as often as Mark.
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