How to Use a Blackburn Bicycle Pump
- Kneel next to the tire that you wish to inflate. Note the recommended pressure level printed on the side of the tire.
- Flip open the cap attached to the end of the bicycle pump.
- Pull out the end of the pump, then push it back into place.
Why is my bike pump not working?
Make sure you press hard enough to fully seat the pump fitting onto the valve. If that doesn’t help, your tire valve could be stuck closed, or the pump fitting (the thing you press over the tire valve) might be broken. Inside the pump that attaches to the stem is a micro bolt with a vertical line.
How do you pump up a bike tire without losing air?
stop air leak when disconnecting inflator from presta valve
- You should not have air escaping after the chuck is removed but before the knob is screwed down.
- The trick is to pull slightly on the core as you screw it down, keeping tension on the valve will keep it closed until you have screwed it all the way in.
Can you inflate Presta valve without adapter?
They use an internal spring to allow inflation while keeping the valve closed. You can inflate this style easily with any regular air pump. Presta valves are a lot narrower and are commonly found on higher end bikes with narrow rims. To inflate a Presta valve you’ll need a regular air pump and a special adapter.
How do you inflate a Dunlop valve?
To inflate a Dunlop valve,
- Remove the black plastic cap covering the valve.
- Do not unscrew the silver collar that holds in the valve stem.
- Use a Presta capable pump or compressor and press or thread it on to the valve.
- Inflate to your desired pressure, within the limits specified on the tire sidewall.
How do you use a dual valve bike pump?
Using the Pump:
- Remove any plastic caps from the valve.
- Check the pump head and make sure the lever is centered between the two sides of the head as shown.
- Attach head to valve:
- Pump to desired pressure.
- To remove head from the valve, return lever to center position and carefully pull head straight off the valve.
Why does my bike tire keep losing air?
Road bike tires lose air for two main reasons: because rubber tires are porous and naturally allow air out through tiny pores, and because there’s an object in the tire or some other kind of wear that has made the tire susceptible to air loss. Over time, bike tires will go flat when not used.
Why won’t my bike tires hold air?
If you have a faulty valve, your inner tube will not hold air. If this is the case, it is best to completely replace the inner tube with a new one. You can also slightly push the valve back up into the tire, then inflate the tube fully.