How the F do you pump up a presta valve tube??

Underpants
Underpants Posts: 120
edited October 2009 in MTB beginners
Just bought a mini pump which claims to be adaptable to both types of valve but despite turning the bits around on the inside it wont pump ANY air into the tubes.

I'm going to smash something up very soon!!

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  • llamafarmer
    llamafarmer Posts: 1,893
    :lol: Did you forget to unscrew the release valve thingy?
  • chubby666
    chubby666 Posts: 116
    well did ya smash it up :lol: or get it working !
  • diy
    diy Posts: 6,473
    One way of getting them working is to drill out the rims and replace with a schrader. I really hate presta valves, even though they are technically superior.

    They are much easier if you have a pump with a connecting hose/tube
  • XxxBFGxxX
    XxxBFGxxX Posts: 1,355
    i like the presta vsl;ves but they dont look manly enough on my susser lol
  • I pumped them up in the end. The problem was with the seal on the pump...I had turned on piece around but not another bit.

    Was very close to launching the thing over the back fence!
  • xtreem
    xtreem Posts: 2,965
    Same story here, Underpants.

    It's stupid how much trouble two pieces can give you.
    I mean how many combinations there are.
    Just four, and still you can't figure it out the right one. :lol:
  • rhyko7
    rhyko7 Posts: 781
    Underpants wrote:
    Just bought a mini pump which claims to be adaptable to both types of valve but despite turning the bits around on the inside it wont pump ANY air into the tubes.

    I'm going to smash something up very soon!!

    start by throwing the inner tube in the bin-or use it as a chain guard

    then get your black and decker drill-dust it off

    fit in the 8mm drill bit-given it a little tighten

    procede to drill through the existing inner tube hole in rim-with a big grin on your face

    now fit normal shcrader inner tube and pump up-then feel really smug, point to the presta inner tube and ha-howd ya like them apples huh

    :wink:
    Dont look at it-ride it! they are tools not f*cking ornaments

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