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racing tyre valves

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by edthevanman, 10 Apr 2008.

  1. edthevanman

    edthevanman New Member

    I have just bought a racing bike with thin tyres the pressure states 110mx psi.
    The valve is not a car type, what pump or gauge do I need and where can I get one.
    Thanks
    Ed:smile:
     
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Any bike shop - it's called a Presta valve - most pumps can do both, and don't buy a cheap £5 one - spend about £20 or get a track pump (lidl may have some left) - but you will need a compact pump to take out with you.

    Car types are called schrider !
     
  3. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Hi Ed, does it look like the pic here?

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

    In that case it's a presta valve, and you need;
    a) A pump that fits those and
    :blush: One that can reliably go to high pressures.

    I recommend the Topeak Road Morph G for carrying on the bike, although more knowledgable people will be along to advise you directly :blush: .
     
  4. blackburn are very good and they come with a life time warranty.
     
  5. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    As for compact pumps that could be used anytime for any valve.... I'll add...

    Decathlon Clever 900 (gauge and does both) - that's with me every day communting
    Blackburn Air Sticks (I've got the carbon one - but got it for free)

    I use a track pump at home - I have an ancient one that's lasted over 20 years and still works...worth investing !
     
  6. OP
    OP
    edthevanman

    edthevanman New Member

    Thanks everyone will investigate
    Happy riding
    Ed
     
  7. Gary D

    Gary D Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Worcestershire
  8. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    i'd also recommend the topeak master blaster as a frame pump, and fully recommend a track pump. aldi will be selling one in their upcoming sale on 1st may.