newbie bike pump question

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by E500 C.E., Sep 16, 2004.

  1. E500 C.E.

    E500 C.E. New Member

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    Ok i just got my first road bike today, a Felt F80 '05. I got everyhting i needed, or so i thought. Ive got a floor pump that i use for my mountain bike. When i went to go see if i could pump my road bike tires, i found that the nozel of the pump didnt fit around the tire part. Is there any adapter i can get, or di i have to get a whole new pump?
     
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  2. dutchie936

    dutchie936 New Member

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    The valve you have is called a "presta" valve.You can go to any local bike shop and buy an adapter for about a dollar.That way,you can use your floor pump.
    Just unscrew the top of the valve(just a turn or two),then screw on the adapter.I definetly recommend getting a portable mini pump for those inevitable on road flats.They generally come able to handle both types of valves.

    P.S.-Don't forget to close the top of the pesta valve after you finish filling it,and don't leave the adapter on.Its a tool,remove it when your done.

    Happy riding!!:D
     
  3. E500 C.E.

    E500 C.E. New Member

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    Thanks a lot Dutchie, i will go do that first thing tommorow.
     
  4. spacefuzz

    spacefuzz New Member

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    you might even get them to give it to you for free if you just bought the bike there.
     
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