Pumping up tyre of pram / toddler bicycle

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Pumping up tyre of pram / toddler bicycle

Postby robbiepapenfus » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:54 pm

Hi guys,

Silly question..

I bought myself a Bontrager foot pump, which works great for my bicycle BUT its virtually impossible to pump up a pram or toddler bicycle wheel and there is not enough space (between the spokes and rim)to insert the tyre valve AND lock it.

Do I need to buy another pump for the pram / toddler bicycle or can I get some sort of extension?

Any ideas?

Cheers,
Robbie

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Re: Pumping up tyre of pram / toddler bicycle

Postby MattyK » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:56 pm

Do you need to lock it? I usually just hold the head on the valve stem with one hand and pump with the other. You're only putting in about 20 psi.

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Re: Pumping up tyre of pram / toddler bicycle

Postby jaseyjase » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:26 pm

cheapest screw on hand pump should do it!

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Re: Pumping up tyre of pram / toddler bicycle

Postby RonK » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:48 pm

Use your Lezyne pump. What, you haven't got a Lezyne? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Pumping up tyre of pram / toddler bicycle

Postby gorilla monsoon » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:50 pm

Go for taller, narrower wheels with 19mm tyres and a lower spoke count. Better aero and lower rolling resistance. Don't forget to go 110-120psi in the tyres. :D
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Re: Pumping up tyre of pram / toddler bicycle

Postby Ozkaban » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:14 pm

gorilla monsoon wrote:Go for taller, narrower wheels with 19mm tyres and a lower spoke count. Better aero and lower rolling resistance. Don't forget to go 110-120psi in the tyres. :D

Maybe a carbon 4 spoke wheel would be a better option if valve head clearance in an issue...

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Re: Pumping up tyre of pram / toddler bicycle

Postby roobab » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:43 pm

LEZYNE

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Re: Pumping up tyre of pram / toddler bicycle

Postby rkelsen » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:54 pm

RonK wrote:Use your Lezyne pump.

This.
roobab wrote:LEZYNE

This.

Buy one and wonder why you didn't do it earlier. I like it so much, I'm going to buy the company.

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Re: Pumping up tyre of pram / toddler bicycle

Postby queequeg » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:07 pm

on the pram, replace the tubes with ones that have angled valve stems.
on the kids bike I use a lezyne pump as it is the only one that can get into the tiny space. I might try the same angled valve stem on the kids bike as it makes it much easier!
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Re: Pumping up tyre of pram / toddler bicycle

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:12 pm

$2 hand pump from the $2 shop. The old style where the tartan printed tube goes into the handle. I've had the same problem with (a) a balance bike, (b) a bmx wheel with a disc on it (yes, 'twas totally aero) and (c) a bmx wheel with about a thousand spokes in it.

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Re: Pumping up tyre of pram / toddler bicycle

Postby robbiepapenfus » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:47 pm

Thanks for the advice guys :)

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