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Offline thekrells

Newbie Tire Question
« on: August 13, 2008, 03:29:51 pm »
I've learned how to change a flat and inflated it all the way, but a few days later when I wanted to top off the tire air would not go into the tire and the pump was very hard to push.  Did I install the tube wrong?  Any suggestions?

Offline staehpj1

Newbie Tire Question
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2008, 07:52:01 pm »
Presta or Schrader valves?  I will guess Presta, if so...

First you did unscrew the little thingie on the valve stem right?

If so the next thing is that the valves have a tendancy to stick a bit.  Start by letting just a bit of air out to be sure it isn't stuck.  Then try again.