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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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    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
    Last edited by hairnet; 07-21-10 at 05:16 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Young Version View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Philasteve View Post
    Getastanduppumpthatfitsboth,gotoyourLBSandaskforaschraderadaptertheyrelike$1.25itfitsovertheprestava lveandyoucanputairintothemeasilywithoutbreakingoffthethingontheprestavalveIalwaysusemyadapterwhenfil lingmytires.
    Fixedthatforyou.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philasteve View Post
    breaking off the thing
    youre doing it wrong
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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