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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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    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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    buy a presta/schrader adaptor, you probably only have a schrader pump
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    ^^ yup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabba Degrassi View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by 2new2this View Post
    A couple of bucks is steep. I got mine for 89 or 99 cents.
    Weak Canadian dollar.
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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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