Any pro tips for pulling pump off of valve stems without racking my knuckles!



W

Werehatrack

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On Mon, 20 Nov 2006 17:21:56 GMT, "Grolch"
<[email protected]> wrote:

[nothing, oddly enough]

Well, the really important part is learning which position of the
locking lever is "release" and which is "grip". On most mini pumps,
the lever goes down to unlatch and up to grip. On foot pumps, it can
be either way; you just have to check and see which way it works.
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S

Solvang Cyclist

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"Grolch" <[email protected]> wrote in news:Uul8h.7269$rB6.7169
@clgrps13:

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It might depend on the pump design, but if there's no hose (just the pump
head on the end of the pump body) then simply give the pump body a good
"wack" with your palm near the pump head and it should pop the pump right
off the stem.

Cheers,
David
 
D

DougC

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Grolch wrote:
(nuthin!)

........
You might just try wiggling the pump head around a bit, so you hear air
leaking out. This pressure is not what's in the tube, just what's left
over in the pump head that's leaking out--but the seal squeezes under
that pressure, so to let it leak out a bit should help. (I bought a
Topeak Micro Rocket and it's dang-near impossible to pull off without
letting the head pressure leak off)
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* * Chas

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"Solvang Cyclist" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "Grolch" <[email protected]> wrote in

news:Uul8h.7269$rB6.7169
> @clgrps13:
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> >
> >

>
> It might depend on the pump design, but if there's no hose (just the

pump
> head on the end of the pump body) then simply give the pump body a

good > "wack" with your palm near the pump head and it should pop the
pump
> right off the stem.
>
> Cheers,
> David


I agree with David, assuming you are talking about Presta valves and a
pump without a clamping lever.

I still use old fashioned Silca frame pumps and this has worked for me
for over 30 years.

Rotate the wheel so that the valve is at the top. When finished pumping
make sure the pump is level with the ground, hold it in the middle and
smack downward in the area near the valve with the palm of your other
hand.

BTW, I spit on the rubber grommet to lube it up so that it slides over
the valve easier (what did people do before KY?)

Chas.
 
Q

Qui si parla Campagnolo

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Sure, get the Hirame, with lever lock, pump head. Release lever,
release the air in the hose, it slids off..$59.99
Grolch wrote:
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J

Johnny Sunset

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Peter Chisholm wrote:
> Sure, get the Hirame, with lever lock, pump head. Release lever,
> release the air in the hose, it slids off..$59.99


Sounds fishy <http://www.mgff.or.jp/hirame.jpg>!

These pump heads <http://www.jitensha.com/eng/hiramepumphds.html>?

Presumably not the Shimano fishing lure
<http://fishing.shimano.co.jp/body/product/salt/ar_c/img/s_hirame.gif>!

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Grolch wrote:
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Unless you have real short finger and/or very high profile rims, you
can just put your thumb on one side of the tire and you fingers on the
other and just gently push the pump off the valve. If it suddenly
slips, the tire stops you hand from going someplace painful.

Joseph
 
T

Ted P.

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* * Chas wrote:

> BTW, I spit on the rubber grommet to lube it up so that it slides over
> the valve easier (what did people do before KY?)
>
> Chas.
>
>

Yer typing too fast. Should read "what people did do before KY"

Regards
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