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The tires are flat

The tires have lost air and I want to reinflate. Problem is when I try to inflate with a compressor or bicycle pump (doesn't screw on to valve) the valve stem pushes back into the tire. Any suggetions?

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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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  • There is a place to add air on the inside of the wheel (rim) of the tire. The problem would be will it hold air.
  • First get a tire pressure gauge and check the air in one of the two good tires to get a good pressure on it.
  • I must caution that if you use a compressor to air it up you will blow the tire in about two seconds. So use a standard foot bike tire pump. It airs up on the little valve stem sticking out from the inside of the wheel (see diagram)
  • Should the tire not hold air then you will patch it just like a standard bike tire. Follow these steps.
  1. First put some air in the tire.
  2. Now get some soapy water and splash it liberal on the tire in and note where the air is leaking from.
  3. Put your thumb on the leak and mark the hole clearly with some chalk. Drawing a small circle around the leak works best.
  4. First the nut on the bolt on the side of the wheel has a lock pin that needs to come out. Straiten it with a pair of pliers and then pull it out.
  5. Now remove the nut with a wrench or socket.
  6. now pull the bolt out.
  7. Now the wheel will come out of the fork. Mind the placement of the washers as they need to go back where they are upon reassemble.
  8. Now let all the air out of the tire by pushing on the end of the valve stem and pressing on the tire.
  9. Now take a flat screwdriver and gently wedge it between the wheel and tire and walk the tire off the rim.
  10. Now do the same withe the remaining side until the tire is off the wheel completely.
  11. Now use a standard tire patch and repair the leak.
  12. Now reverse to get the tire back on the wheel and the wheel back on the stroller.
  13. Air tire to proper pressure.
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Once you have the tube in the wheel.. start pressing the tire bead back under the rim.. depending on the wheel.. you may want to partly inflate the tube.. just a tiny bit.. so it will not get trapped between the tire and wheel rim when you re-seat the tire.. you can usually re-seat the tire to the rim with your fingers..becareful not to pinch yourself.

Inspect the wheel to make sure no parts of the inner tube is visible.. inflate to proper psi.. put on the stem cap.. replace the wheel.

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Lastly.. if you feel you just can't get it done.. stop by a good bike shop.. they will do it for you in just a few minutes.. possibly for no charge or little charge.

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