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.
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    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

    Hi Ed, does it look like the pic here?

    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!

    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

    edthevanman New Member

    Thanks everyone will investigate
    Happy riding
  7. Gary D

    Gary D Well-Known Member

  8. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    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.
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