- The bicycle pump is a must have for those cyclist
- Light weight and portable bicycle pump can be easily attached to bicycle
- This T Handle Bike Pump is economical, portable and mini size for your carrying
- This portable bicycle pump is easy to use
- This bicycle pump is appropriate for road bicycles, mountain bicycles, normal bicycles and so on
- Material: Plastic
- Color: Black
- Length: 20cm/7.9in
- The high pressure Bicycle Bike Pump is economical, portable and mini size for your carrying, it can be easily attached to bicycle
- The portable Plastic Bike Pump is appropriate for road bicycles, mountain bicycles, normal bicycles and so on
- Adopt high quality material, the bicycle bike pump provides excellent durability and sturdy constructions, can be used for a long time
- Specially designed, the bicycle bike pump is easy to use, economical, portable and mini size for your carrying
- Practical and reliable, the bicycle bike pump is a must have for those cyclist, do not miss it
How to Operate a Bicycle Pump:
- Remove the valve cap on your tire valve. If you have a presta valve, which is skinny with a little knob on top, unscrew the knob gently. These are more common high-end bikes. This knob does not come off, it just gets unscrewed. Push down to feel air release for just a second to ensure the valve is ready. If you have a schrader valve which is wider and more similar to a car tire valve, simply remove the cap
- Determine how much air pressure is required for your tires. The amount of pressure your tires require can be determined by looking at the side wall of the tire. The pressure could be anywhere from about 40 to 60 psi for mountain bikes and bikes with fatter tires, depending on the type of riding the cyclist does to (pounds per square inch) to 50 to 90 for city riding and hybrids to 100 to 120 psi for road bikes with skinny tires. It is important to use the correct amount for your particular bike, though rather than guessing at a range
- Attach the bicycle pump to your nozzle and flip the lever up to lock it. If the pump won't fit correctly onto the valve, you need a valve attachment so that your pump will work with your valve. This is not unusual since there are 2 types of tire valves as mentioned above: presta and schrader. You can buy the attachment at a local bike shop
- Press down firmly on the pump while watching the gauge. Pressing down delivers air to the tire and the gauge lets you know how much air. The goal is to have the gauge match the correct psi range for your tires and riding as determined in step 2. It can be difficult to press down firmly enough for tires that require a higher amount of pressure but avoid pushing down and balancing your body weight on the pump, this could damage your pump. Instead push firmly and straighten your arms as you do
- Remove the nozzle swiftly but carefully by opening the lever and pulling it off the valve. Do not twist it or wrench it off as you could damage the valve. If you have a presta valve, screw the nut back down. Replace the valve cap for either type of valve
How to Buy a Bike Pump:
There are two types of pump - floor pumps and frame pumps. The floor pump stays at home and gets frequent use; the frame pump goes with you on the road and is generally reserved for roadside repairs.
- Buy a quality floor pump. Look for one with all metal construction and a gauge. The gauge is very important - it will help you maintain the proper pressure in your tires.
- Make sure the floor pump you purchase can accommodate both presta and Schrader tubes.
- Buy a frame pump that will fit well on your bicycle. Make sure this pump can accommodate the type of tubes you have on you bicycle.
- Look for frame pumps with a metal pump head.
- Consider a minipump if weight is an issue or you don't have room on your bike to hold a frame pump. Minipumps aren't as powerful as frame pumps, but they'll get you home if you have a flat.
- Consider CO2 cartridges only if you're obsessed by weight and hate to pump, but understand that they can be
Tips & Warnings:
- Ask your local bike shop what floor pump they use in the back. Often, this will be the toughest, most durable pump.
- Always maintain proper pressure in your tires. See Related eHow, "Maintain a Bike's Tire Pressure for Good Performance."
- Be careful when inflating a tire with a frame pump or minipump - it's quite easy to damage the valve stem.