Bike Pump Problems…

Joe Blow Pump Head

Example of a Pump Head that did Not work on a Presta Valve.

Have you ever used a bike pump that you just didn’t like?

I have… Several, in fact. The biggest problems seem to center around the pump head. Either they don’t make good contact with the valve (presta valves), or they don’t last very long – they start leaking air – or they’re just complicated to use. The more complicated ones need to be switched – unscrew a part, turn it around, screw it back together – to go from a Presta Valve to a Schrader Valve.

I hated these things.  What do you think?  Please share your bad experiences with bike pumps…

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