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Pump itself may have a female adapter that rotates to accept presto, otherwise you need a small presto to shrader adapter sold at all bike shops near the register-brass piece that screws on to valve stem.

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This pump does not need any presta valve adapter, the head unit is a dual unit for both presta and schreader.

1. On the bicycle tube. Open the valve by unthreading the small metal cylinder located at the very end of the valve stem. DO NOT force the the bead to come off of its threading. A couple spins counter clockwise will do the trick.

2. Insert the valve stem into the filler head. The lever on the back of the filler head should be "down" at this time.

3. Connect the filler head to the valve stem by lifting the lever on the head "up".

4. The valve stem and the handle on the filler head are now in parallel to each other, basically inline with each other.

5. START PUMPING.

6. If loosing considerable air while pumping, Try reinserting the valve in to the filler head, deeper, for a more secure fit.

If the issue persists, use a presta valve adapter on the valve stem. Traditionally used to convert presta valve heads to schreader heads, for use with filler heads not compatable with presta. A one dollar part available at any bike shop. Usually used in a pinch while airing up at gas stations or with schreader only pumps.

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I purchased a Schwinn bicycle pump, but I'm having trouble determining how to use it to inflate my standard bike tires. The instructions that came with the pump assume that I know the name of the type...


There are only two types - presta and schrader. If the instructions named them you could just Google them for descriptions and all kinds of other answers. The schrader is what we think of as the automotive style.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presta_valve

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schrader_valve

Back to the search engines, "how to..." usually finds answers, such as "how to inflate a presta valve tube".

http://www.terratrike.com/media/documents/PrestaValve.pdf

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wreZho5I2E4

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Bicycles/Maintenance_and_Repair/Wheels_and_Tires/Inflating_Tires

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How do i set up the pump to inflate a presta valve tyre?


If it is not a Presta pump, then you will need an adapter. These adapters usually run for less than a dollar and are easy to use. You can just screw it onto the Presta valve and then it converts it to a Schrader. You can see what they look like HERE. They should be available at any bicycle, camping or hiking store. Good luck and be safe riding! (Helmets are your friend)

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How do you inflate this tube with the presta valve?


The following link is a good explanation of inflating a presta valved tube if you have a pump with a presta valve head.

If you have an older pump that does not have a presta valve head, you can purchase a schrader valve adapter from your local bike shop that screws onto the presta valve and will allow you to utilize a pump with a schrader head.
A good explanation can be found here: http://bicycletutor.com/presta-valve/

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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

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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

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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...


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

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