Road newbie Tyre valve question



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Andrew

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I am trying without success to get my track pump to fit the valves on my new road bike.

I have fitted the adapter but there is no release of air as I clip on the pump. If I pump it is
clearly not connecting with the tyre & just pressurising the hose.

I know there is an ultra obvious answer to this, just not to me.

The valves are longer and skinnier than the car type ones on my MTB. He says technically &
helpfully.

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Andrew

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Per ElmsäTer

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andrew wrote:
> I am trying without success to get my track pump to fit the valves on my new road bike.
>
> I have fitted the adapter but there is no release of air as I clip on the pump. If I pump it is
> clearly not connecting with the tyre & just pressurising the hose.
>
> I know there is an ultra obvious answer to this, just not to me.
>
> The valves are longer and skinnier than the car type ones on my MTB. He says technically &
> helpfully.

Hmmm...... Try opening the valve ;) If you already have opened it buy unscrewing the top, you may
have to tap it once or twice to loosen it up before you attach the pump.

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Dave Thompson

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"Per Elmsäter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> andrew wrote:
> > I am trying without success to get my track pump to fit the valves on my new road bike.
> >
> > I have fitted the adapter but there is no release of air as I clip on the pump. If I pump it is
> > clearly not connecting with the tyre & just pressurising the hose.
> >
> > I know there is an ultra obvious answer to this, just not to me.
> >
> > The valves are longer and skinnier than the car type ones on my MTB. He says technically &
> > helpfully.
>
> Hmmm...... Try opening the valve ;) If you already have opened it buy unscrewing the top, you may
> have to tap
it
> once or twice to loosen it up before you attach the pump.
>
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> Perre
>
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>
Presta valves have a knurled knob on top. Gently unscrew the knob until it stops, inflate your
tire, then gently screw the knob 'till it's snug.
 
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Andrew

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Isn't Usenet brilliant?

Thanks chaps. I knew I was missing something REALLY obvious.

There's now a fat 140 psi in my tyres.

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Andrew

"Look laddie, if you're in the penalty area and aren't quite sure what to do with the ball, just
stick it in the net and we'll discuss all your options afterwards." andrew
<[email protected]> wrote in message
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> I am trying without success to get my track pump to fit the valves on my
new
> road bike.
>
> I have fitted the adapter but there is no release of air as I clip on the pump. If I pump it is
> clearly not connecting with the tyre & just pressurising the hose.
>
> I know there is an ultra obvious answer to this, just not to me.
>
> The valves are longer and skinnier than the car type ones on my MTB. He
says
> technically & helpfully.
>
>
> --
> Andrew
>
>
> "Look laddie, if you're in the penalty area and aren't quite sure what to
do
> with the ball, just stick it in the net and we'll discuss all your options afterwards."
>
 
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