Tips & Warnings
Be sure you have the right pump--Presta or Schrader--to take on your ride. Don't wait until you get a flat to find out: buy the right pump, test it ahead of time and understand how to use it.
If your pump is compatible with both valve types, be sure you know how to switch over before you ride. Read the instructions for your pump.
If you feel any air escaping as you pump, refit the pump head onto the valve.
Article Written By Joe Fletcher
Joe Fletcher has been a writer since 2002, starting his career in politics and legislation. He has written travel and outdoor recreation articles for a variety of print and online publications, including "Rocky Mountain Magazine" and "Bomb Snow." He received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Rutgers College.