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How do I switch Schrader to Presta using my Schwinn Aluminum Frame Pump

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If your pump only has one hole for the valve either one should fit in. If it has two than the Presta fits in the smaller one. Hope that helps.

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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".

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

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3. Unscrew the little nut on the presta stem to allow the tire valve to open when pressure is applied (you can test this by pushing the stem in a little and air should escape, the nut holds the valve closed, so it needs to be loosened).
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9. Unscrew the presta adapter and screw down the presta valve nut but just finger tight.
10. Screw on the plastic cover cap for the presta valve.

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