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Pump for a short presta stem?

Old 07-20-14, 10:07 PM
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Pump for a short presta stem?

My rims ideally take a 60mm stem. However, they are very difficult to find locally. 48mm stems will work, but I have to use a schrader adapter to get the pump head to stay on.

I have a Lezyne Pressure Drive that works. So I was wondering if anybody knows if the screw on head of a Lezyne floor pump would work?

My Joe Blow and Specialized Air tool won't work.
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Old 07-20-14, 10:20 PM
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I don't know for sure but I thought that the Lezyne floor pump had the same type of end and the pressure drive. so it should work.
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Old 07-20-14, 11:47 PM
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I buy all my tubes online for that very reason, can't find the ones I need locally when I need them. That s what I'd do rather than mess around trying to work w a stem that's short
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Old 07-21-14, 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Camilo View Post
I buy all my tubes online for that very reason, can't find the ones I need locally when I need them. That s what I'd do rather than mess around trying to work w a stem that's short
I've thought about just ordering a bunch online. I'd rather buy them locally though. I don't want to deal with wait times for shipping and what not. I commute so I need to be able to get tubes when I need them. I'm probably going to buy that pump today. I'll update the thread if I do.
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Lezyne makes valve extenders too http://www.lezyne.com/product-dpumps...p#.U9prtFoTTR0


NB: Presta, there is a smooth band between the stem thread and the cap thread .
Silca bell chuck gaskets seal well around that ring...

No need to push them on further ..

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Old 07-21-14, 12:12 PM
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Use a valve extender
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order four tubes through your favourite lbs
and
buy a patch kit
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Old 07-21-14, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by SGocka View Post
I've thought about just ordering a bunch online. I'd rather buy them locally though. I don't want to deal with wait times for shipping and what not. I commute so I need to be able to get tubes when I need them. I'm probably going to buy that pump today. I'll update the thread if I do.
I think that's backwards. You have no obligation to make your local bike shop people happy. It's their job to keep you happy by providing the products and services that you want. Buying a new pump so that you can use the inner tubes they choose to stock makes no sense to me.

Inner tubes are a problem for local bike shops because there is an ever increasing number of rim sizes, widths and now valve stem lengths to stock. Many riders are picky about brands too. I get all that. Inner tubes, however, are an item that a typical bike rider will use up with some frequency. Since I know that I'll be needing them eventually, I buy my inner tubes in quantity on line and get the exact width and valve stem length that I want. Since I'm buying them in a non-emergency situation, 2 or 3 days waiting time isn't a factor for me. Also, no sales tax.
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Originally Posted by SGocka View Post
I've thought about just ordering a bunch online. I'd rather buy them locally though. I don't want to deal with wait times for shipping and what not. I commute so I need to be able to get tubes when I need them. I'm probably going to buy that pump today. I'll update the thread if I do.
I keep a small stock of tubes - maybe 2-3 extras and just order some more when I get down to my last extra. I'd prefer to buy locally too, but I prefer a certain stem length and prefer lightweight tubes and have to actually drive around town to find the combo. Rather just order online.

I buy everything locally that I can as long as Im sure without driving or calling around that the shop has it. I certainly wouldn't spend money on a new pump just to buy tubes I don't want locally. Now, if I actually needed a new pump, I'd go ahead and do it, but not for the reason you're talking about.
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Old 07-21-14, 07:49 PM
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I know what you guys mean about buying the tubes I want. I want tubes to be easy to find though.

I bought the Lezyne pump today. It works on the short stem. So now I have three floor pumps. One at home, one at work, & one in the Wife's car. So all is well.
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Originally Posted by SGocka View Post
My rims ideally take a 60mm stem. However, they are very difficult to find locally. 48mm stems will work, but I have to use a schrader adapter to get the pump head to stay on.

I have a Lezyne Pressure Drive that works. So I was wondering if anybody knows if the screw on head of a Lezyne floor pump would work?

My Joe Blow and Specialized Air tool won't work.
Most Specialized bike dealers will carry your 60mm valve stem size. You're in Connecticut?

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Old 07-25-14, 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Garfield Cat View Post
Most Specialized bike dealers will carry your 60mm valve stem size. You're in Connecticut?

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Yes, I am in CT. I like the Specialized tubes. I get them from a shop about 20 miles away. They aren't very good at keeping them in stock though.
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Originally Posted by SGocka View Post
Yes, I am in CT. I like the Specialized tubes. I get them from a shop about 20 miles away. They aren't very good at keeping them in stock though.
On the Specialized web site, the dealers in CT are 15 of them. And they all have 60 or 80, not necessarily Specialized brand.

Biker's Edge, Bristol, CT
Biker's Edge, Torrington, CT
Bike Express, New Milford, CT
Benidorm, Canton, CT
Berlin, East Berlin, CT
D'Aniello, Woodbridge, CT
Bike Express, Danbury, CT
Zanes, Branford, CT
Ridgefield, Ridgefield, CT
The Bike Shop, South Windsor, CT
Outdoor Sports Center, Wilton, CT
Cycle Dynamics, Westport, CT
Pedal Power, Essex, CT
Sunshine Cycle Works, Clochester, CT
Tolland Bicycle, Tolland, CT
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Originally Posted by Elvo View Post
Use a valve extender
I having the same problem bought a valve extender, they normally sell for 15 bucks at the LBS I go to, yikkes he gave it to me for ten cause he didnt have the right tube. I never used it cause it seemed like trouble.

I had an old Zefal frame pump that just fit enough to pump up the tire. The problem then becomes trying to get a gauge that will tell you how much air is in the tire. I saw a presta gauge at Myers last week, I will go back and buy it. No Lbs around here even had a presta air gauge. I have a hard time getting a schrader guage to work with the schraeder adapter. What a pain in the ,,,,
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YES the lezyne screw on will work perfectly, you only need the top few threads normally reserved for the stem cap.
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Yes some "aero" rims need longer presta stems. I assume once installed you take the nut off the base of the stem so the pump head can slide further on?
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I get them from a shop about 20 miles away. They aren't very good at keeping them in stock though.
call them on the phone and do an inventory check , have them save how ever many you need when they do a restock ..

tubes get restocked with most every Order from the distributors to the Shop..

I assume once installed you take the nut off the base of the stem so the pump head can slide further on?
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NB: Presta, there is a smooth band between the stem thread and the cap thread .
Silca bell chuck gaskets seal well around that ring...

No need to push them on further ..
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Old 09-04-14, 07:21 AM
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Figure I should update this thread.

I bought the Lezyne pump and have been using 48mm stem tubes. Everything works perfectly.

For the times when I don't use the Lezyne pump, I screw on a schrader adapter and any schrader pump will work. So problem solved.
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I really don't understand what the problem is. I always carry adapters with me.

I've never had an issue with any bike or car pump as long as I have those adapters with me.
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