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When changing a flat on your bicycle , always put inflation pressure at the valve stem for future reference . Saves time and one is more apt to keep tires inflated if you don't have to search for inflation every time.

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The pressure gauge on my Topeak Joe Blow Ace floor pump is not working. The pump works fine. How do i take the pump apart and what should I be trying to do to repair?


http://www.ehow.com/how_4779541_inflate-bicycle-tire-presta-valve.html

  1. Rotate the wheel so the valve is resting just above the floor. Remove the valve cap.

  2. Unscrew the locking nut on the valve stem. Quickly press down the stem to loosen the seal. You should hear air escaping when the stem is pushed in--if you do not, loosen the nut and try again.
  3. Press the pump head onto the valve and flip the locking lever to make a seal. You'll hear air escape, but it should stop after you've locked the lever. If air continues to leak out, remove the pump head and reattach it.
  4. Make two pump strokes and listen for air moving into the tire. If the pump handle becomes hard to press down after only a few strokes, or if the pressure gauge elevates extremely quickly, remove the pump head and repeat Step 3.
  5. Inflate the tire to its recommended pressure. Remove the head by unlocking its lever and quickly pulling it off the valve stem. Secure the valve's locking nut and cap.
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Read more: How to Inflate a Bicycle Tire With a Presta Valve ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4779541_inflate-bicycle-tire-presta-valve.html#ixzz1Brv5VfAX

Jan 09, 2011 | Topeak Joe Blow Ace Floor Pump

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HOW DO I PUT AIR IN A MOUNTAIN BIKE TIRE WITH A PRESTA VALVE WITH A TOPEAK MINI MASTERBLASTER PUMP.


http://www.ehow.com/how_4779541_inflate-bicycle-tire-presta-valve.html
  1. Rotate the wheel so the valve is resting just above the floor. Remove the valve cap.

  2. Unscrew the locking nut on the valve stem. Quickly press down the stem to loosen the seal. You should hear air escaping when the stem is pushed in--if you do not, loosen the nut and try again.
  3. Press the pump head onto the valve and flip the locking lever to make a seal. You'll hear air escape, but it should stop after you've locked the lever. If air continues to leak out, remove the pump head and reattach it.
  4. Make two pump strokes and listen for air moving into the tire. If the pump handle becomes hard to press down after only a few strokes, or if the pressure gauge elevates extremely quickly, remove the pump head and repeat Step 3.
  5. Inflate the tire to its recommended pressure. Remove the head by unlocking its lever and quickly pulling it off the valve stem. Secure the valve's locking nut and cap.
Read more: How to Inflate a Bicycle Tire With a Presta Valve ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4779541_inflate-bicycle-tire-presta-valve.html#ixzz1Brv5VfAX

Nov 02, 2010 | Topeak Mini Master Blaster

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I have just purchased a Topeak Mountain Morph pump, which can be used with both Presta/Scrader valves. I have a presta valve on my bike, but am not able to inflate my bike. Not sure if I am doing something wrong. Have no manual with this pump and am new to cycling. Your help is appreciated. B. McCormick


http://www.ehow.com/how_4779541_inflate-bicycle-tire-presta-valve.html
  1. Rotate the wheel so the valve is resting just above the floor. Remove the valve cap.

  2. Unscrew the locking nut on the valve stem. Quickly press down the stem to loosen the seal. You should hear air escaping when the stem is pushed in--if you do not, loosen the nut and try again.
  3. Press the pump head onto the valve and flip the locking lever to make a seal. You'll hear air escape, but it should stop after you've locked the lever. If air continues to leak out, remove the pump head and reattach it.
  4. Make two pump strokes and listen for air moving into the tire. If the pump handle becomes hard to press down after only a few strokes, or if the pressure gauge elevates extremely quickly, remove the pump head and repeat Step 3.
  5. Inflate the tire to its recommended pressure. Remove the head by unlocking its lever and quickly pulling it off the valve stem. Secure the valve's locking nut and cap.
Read more: How to Inflate a Bicycle Tire With a Presta Valve ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4779541_inflate-bicycle-tire-presta-valve.html#ixzz1Brv5VfAX

Aug 25, 2010 | Topeak Morph Pump

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topeak joe blow pumps front but not rear tire


What's different?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ehf6HL0aLTc

http://www.ehow.com/how_4779541_inflate-bicycle-tire-presta-valve.html
  1. Rotate the wheel so the valve is resting just above the floor. Remove the valve cap.

  2. Unscrew the locking nut on the valve stem. Quickly press down the stem to loosen the seal. You should hear air escaping when the stem is pushed in--if you do not, loosen the nut and try again.
  3. Press the pump head onto the valve and flip the locking lever to make a seal. You'll hear air escape, but it should stop after you've locked the lever. If air continues to leak out, remove the pump head and reattach it.
  4. Make two pump strokes and listen for air moving into the tire. If the pump handle becomes hard to press down after only a few strokes, or if the pressure gauge elevates extremely quickly, remove the pump head and repeat Step 3.
  5. Inflate the tire to its recommended pressure. Remove the head by unlocking its lever and quickly pulling it off the valve stem. Secure the valve's locking nut and cap.
Read more: How to Inflate a Bicycle Tire With a Presta Valve ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4779541_inflate-bicycle-tire-presta-valve.html#ixzz1Brv5VfAX

Aug 21, 2010 | Topeak Joe Blow Ace Floor Pump

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The tires are flat


You need to purchase an adapter which pushes onto the valve (so it doesn't depress the valve stem) and the other end is a standard screw fix to a bicycle pump.

Any good bicycle store stocks them.

The valve you are desrcibing is pretty standard on racing type bicycles.

Good luck and let me know how you get on.


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