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Old 07-21-10, 11:09 AM   #1
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help with mercier kilo tt tires

this may sound silly, but how do I inflate/put air in them? the air machine I have now doesnt look to fit the tires. is there something different I need to do?
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Old 07-21-10, 11:14 AM   #2
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Google Presta valve. You're used to Schrader valves.
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get a bike pump, not a car pump. car pumps wont get you the pressure you need

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Old 07-21-10, 04:15 PM   #4
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Google Presta valve. You're used to Schrader valves.
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Get a stand up pump that fits both, go to your LBS and ask for a schrader adapter theyre like $1.25 it fits over the presta valve and you can put air into them easily without breaking off the thing on the presta valve I always use my adapter when filling my tires.
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I wouldn't worry about what kind of valve that pump takes, I'd worry more about the pressure. Floor pump with gauge will most likely have a pump head that takes both of types of valve.
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Getastanduppumpthatfitsboth,gotoyourLBSandaskforaschraderadaptertheyrelike$1.25itfitsovertheprestava lveandyoucanputairintothemeasilywithoutbreakingoffthethingontheprestavalveIalwaysusemyadapterwhenfil lingmytires.
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breaking off the thing
youre doing it wrong
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