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Old 11-17-08, 06:16 PM   #1
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heeeeelp pt 2

HOW THE HELL DOES THIS WORK?

specialized "presta valve" inner tube. i can take a picture if needed, but my 8$ walmart pump WILLLLLL NOTT pump air into this tube and its just making me so infuriated
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Old 11-17-08, 06:18 PM   #2
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http://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/presta-schrader.html

edit: Short version: you need an adapter. You can probably get one at a LBS for a couple bucks.
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Old 11-17-08, 06:19 PM   #3
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buy a presta/schrader adaptor, you probably only have a schrader pump
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Old 11-17-08, 06:19 PM   #4
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^^ yup
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Old 11-17-08, 06:24 PM   #6
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http://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/presta-schrader.html

edit: Short version: you need an adapter. You can probably get one at a LBS for a couple bucks.
A couple of bucks is steep. I got mine for 89 or 99 cents.
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A couple of bucks is steep. I got mine for 89 or 99 cents.
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Old 11-17-08, 07:10 PM   #8
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i found my presta adapter.
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HA! I love all of these new cyclists. You need a presta valve adapter, they are a buck at most bike shops.
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Hey all it may be he just didn't know how presta valves work! I knew i had the right pump had it for several years and used it on my other 2 wheeler(works on both type stems). Did not know you had to unscrew the valve b4 you pump it up and then screw it tight again after! I took it to the LBS and told them hey I'm a dummy wth is wrong here. I about 30 seconds he showed me the error of my ways. Coulda been dummer and ruined the stem I guess! We ain't never to old to learn.
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