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Bicycle pumps pump air into tires and suspension forks.

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That pump is set up for another sort of valve (Presta, you have Schrader). You can probably switch it by unscrewing the end, removing the rubber part and putting it back in the other way round. You might need to turn round a plastic or metal part as well. …
answered May 2 '18 by Chris H
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A double-sided chuck for both Presta and Schrader valves, with sturdy lever "Universal" chucks don't work as well and aren't as durable (IME, so not the most expensive), while the type that involve s …
answered Apr 9 '18 by Chris H
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trigger that you can press lightly, and should be OK. I'm assuming you're sorted for valve compatibility here. *not even high enough for my van, resulting in some hard work with my track pump to finish the job. …
answered Jan 13 '14 by Chris H
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Considering it's supposed to be sealed you can get quite a lot of muck in a pressure gauge -- maybe dirt collected on the valve. That's probably what's causing your gauge to stick. The cause of the i …
answered May 26 '17 by Chris H
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Much of the drop you see will be due to the reconnection, not the disconnection. When you disconnect the pump you have 120psi in the tyre and the hose, gauge and a little bit of pump. This … volume inside (do the experiment at at lower pressure if it doesn't go to 120psi). Pump up the tyre. Measure the pressure with the gauge a few times, nothing the pressure each time. Connect and disconnect the pump. Measure with the gauge again. Repeat until you're convinced. …
answered Dec 6 '17 by Chris H