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donuts?
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after HULK SMASHing my valve stems and a discussion with my LBS guys, it has been decided i suck at the bikes, and that my OLD frame pump, the classic Zefel HP X3 is the problem. so i picked up this:



the LBS echoed the comments about the flexible interface. apparently i don't get around enough to know that pulling out a valve stem is a common thing. at $6.00 a tube, that really sucks.

in other news, Blackburn is sending me a replacement pump - i lost the handle on my Shorty and they are making good on their warranty. coolio.
 

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waterproof*
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wow... it's not that difficult... mount the pump on the valve stem, lock it, wrap your free hand around the pump and a spoke so neither moves relative to the valve, commence to pumping.

easier to do than to describe
 

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Spicy Dumpling
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I usually get the pump in place and brace the pump head and rim against my foot as I pump it up with my frame pump. I've never broken a stem using this system.
 

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All I wanted was a Pepsi!
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Jim311 said:
*snicker*
+1. That may be the single greatest sentence ever written on RBR.
 

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Bacon!
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They're brass. Bury them in the back yard and let nature do its course. After a few years they are this pretty green lump. Throw them in the ocean and they deteriorate into nothing in a year or so.
 

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Moderatus Puisne
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Same

I ripped a couple valve stems off with my Zefal, switched to a Lezyne, and love it. No losing half the air at 60PSI, either. Yeah, I'm a hack of a wrench.

I blame it in part on having mostly 48mm valve stems. Some of the wheels I have can't use the 32mm ones.

Another benefit of the threaded lezyne pumps is that I can use a 48mm valve stem, with a 53mm rim like a Carbone, and still inflate the tire. Not enough stem protrudes for a regular pump to make a seal.

Totally not k0d3.
 

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donuts?
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i've never had this problem before, with my pump. must because i'm getting older. things stop working the way they used ta.
 
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