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How to pump it with SCHWININ AIRDRIVER 1100

I can not connect with my bicycle. The size is different with Schwinin nozzle.

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There are two styles of valves on bicycle inner tubes. The commonly used style is called Presta, and it is characterized by a thin, threaded brass stem with a head that has a threaded pin in it. This has a small nut pressed on that must be unscrewed to fill it with air. The other style (which resembles the valves on a car's tire) is called Schrader. Bicycle air pumps can handle both styles, but some require a reconfiguration of the pump's valve to make the change from one style to the other. This involves unscrewing the head and removing the parts inside. The details on these processes and the styles of valves on your bicycle will be found in the air pump manual.

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• Using the SWITHCBLADE pump nozzle (both 5-in-1 and 4-in-1):
To get best results from your SWITCHBLADE equipped pump, it is helpful to understand how the automatic switching
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PROBLEM: Air is escaping through the wrong outlet
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Could this help?

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  3. While still pushing firmly, flip the pump head lever up to lock the pump head onto the tire valve.
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