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Is there any difference between the ease of pumping up a Schraeder valve tube or a Presta valve tube, especially with a mini-pump? (One of those pumps that's about six inches long.)

Some of the mini-pumps I've seen only work with one valve type or the other.
 

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Should be no difference. Volume of air required to reach desired pressure will be the same. Process of attaching pump to valve is essentially the same.
 

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For my money, it's presta all the way. The Schraeder has a spring to close the valve, something that really causes hassles when your're trying to keep the pump attached and locked onto the valve.
 

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mini or floor pump, presta is easier to use for high-pressure low-volume tires. That's what it was designed for. As mapei said, the absence of a spring is the crucial difference. You don;t lose air when you disconnect the pump.
 

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^^^^^Exactly^^^^^
 
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