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Old 06-14-21, 03:47 PM
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How do I pump this tire ??

How do I pump this type of bike tire ? The bead in non removable . My little bike pump wonít work on this.

700c for bontrager tire
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Old 06-14-21, 03:54 PM
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You mean tube? Or is this one of those weird tires that are tube and tire in one... but it sure looks like just a tube.

It's a presta type stem. You need an air chuck for presta valves. You have to unscrew the tiny knurled nut with the small threaded shaft coming out of it first. 3 turns maybe. Don't force it if it stops sooner after loosening.

If your pump is a bicycle pump, they usually include both presta and schrader chucks. Many I've used you just unscrew the end of the chuck and turn the piece it holds in around. Some have an adapter. But I don't care for them.

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Old 06-14-21, 03:58 PM
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This is just the tube . Can you post a link with the pump and valve I need ? Everything included would be best! Thankyou !
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Old 06-14-21, 04:14 PM
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Loosen the little nut on top, so air can flow into it and put one of these adapters on it. https://www.amazon.com/Bike-Bits-Bra...3708704&sr=8-5

You can find them at most bike shops for a couple of dollars or less. Or, get a pump that works on Presta valves.
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I just use a Zefal bicycle floor pump that I got from Walmart or Target 15 years ago for $10. It has a gauge on it. I had to replace their air chuck after about six years. I got a generic replacement hose and chuck that is also changeable to presta or schrader. It was about another 4 bucks. But was better quality IMO than the original Zefal air chuck. It's just now showing signs of needing replacement as it's hanging on to the stem even after the lock is released.

Here is a link to Walmarts list of pumps they have. Pick one. https://www.walmart.com/search/?cat_...icycle+floor+p

Get at least a floor pump. Those small pumps for you to carry with you on your bike take forever to inflate your tires. They were bad enough on 18 mm tires. With many using 28 and 30 mm tires, you'll wear yourself out and be too tired to ride. Get a CO2 inflator for road side flats.

Others might be along to suggest what they feel is the best pump. But I'm a cheapskate when it comes to floor pumps. Most any will do. I've got an older bell pump that still works. But it has that adapter thing you screw on to the end of the presta valve that I don't like.
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That's a 100% completely normal, comes on virtually all bikes over about $400.00 presta valve. Your pump will most likely work on it as posted above...how about you post a photo of your pump so we can confirm.
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Will this one work ? https://www.amazon.com/Letton-Portab...a-476134146396
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Originally Posted by Tee tee View Post
Yes, per Amazon product page you linked; fourth picture from top (on Amazon product page) shows Presta valve.
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Originally Posted by Tee tee View Post
Yes but before getting a new pump check the one you have. Many pumps have a reversible chuck or (more commonly) reversible insert in the chuck which in one direction is for Schraeder (like you find on cars) and in the other direction Presta.
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After loosening the nut on the valve stem, "burp" the valve by pressing down on the nut to release it if it has gotten stuck closed.
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There isnít a $10 floor pump made thatís worth even half that. Spend a little and get a Topeak JB or a Specialized. Buy once, cry once.

YouTube is full of videos about using tubes. Hereís one now:


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There isnít a $10 floor pump made thatís worth even half that. Spend a little and get a Topeak JB or a Specialized. Buy once, cry once.
Very true. I think I'd go to the bike shop and spend $2-3 for a Presta adapter, and use my car (or service station) inflator before I spent $10 on a bike pump.

Like so many things, if you plot quality versus cost you'll get an S-shaped curve. At $10 the question will be, can you use this to pump up two mountain bike tires to 30 psi within a half hour? A low-priced $30 pump from the bike shop IS going to work -- and you can ask them to show you how to pump up your tires.
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Originally Posted by pdlamb View Post
Very true. I think I'd go to the bike shop and spend $2-3 for a Presta adapter, and use my car (or service station) inflator before I spent $10 on a bike pump.

Like so many things, if you plot quality versus cost you'll get an S-shaped curve. At $10 the question will be, can you use this to pump up two mountain bike tires to 30 psi within a half hour? A low-priced $30 pump from the bike shop IS going to work -- and you can ask them to show you how to pump up your tires.
What floor pump have you ever used that you couldn't pump up two mountain bike tires in way less than 30 minutes? A frame pump or mini pump, yes, I can see your point for those.
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That little "bead" just needs to be loosened. The valve is a "Presta" valve. Your pump is probably set for Schrader valves (much wider). Try reversing the pump head.
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
What floor pump have you ever used that you couldn't pump up two mountain bike tires in way less than 30 minutes? A frame pump or mini pump, yes, I can see your point for those.
Thank you for answering your question for me!
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Originally Posted by pdlamb View Post
Thank you for answering your question for me!
I'm not going to assume anything about what you were talking about. That's why I ask. I still don't know.
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