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Need a pump for aero wheels(4 posts)

Need a pump for aero wheelsschills
May 7, 2002 12:14 PM
I own a set of HED 3 wheels that continue to be a problem when it comes to inflating them. I had blackburn pump when I bought them and that pump head wouldn't fit into the cutout for the stem. LBS sold me a 90 degree silca attachment that fit into my existing pump head. I could get the silca head onto the stem, but keeping it on there while pumping up to 110-120 involved pressing on it with my big toe while I pumped. . . guaranteed to destroy a stem or two. So I bought an air compressor at home depot and fashioned a nozzle using the silca 90 degree attachment. That worked fine until the compressor(rated to 125) gave up after 3 months. I think 110-120 twice weekly was to much for the thing and they don't make any within a reasonable price that will do the trick. So. . . . how do people inflate those aero wheels(discs, HED 3, etc) that conceal the stem within a small cutout?
re: Need a pump for aero wheelspmf1
May 7, 2002 12:42 PM
I have some aero wheels that I need extenders for. I have a Silca chuck on the end of my pump (I spliced it on). I find that replacing the rubber washer on the chuck helps out a lot. Otherwise, it pops off when you're trying to inflate the tire. Maybe you've tried this already -- I've never had to deal with those 90 degree attachments. The washers are about $1.50 at most mailorder houses
re: Need a pump for aero wheelsschills
May 8, 2002 7:49 AM
The 90 degree adapter is built the same as all the silca heads, but it won't stay on without me performing some contortionist feat while trying to hold it on and pump at the same time. I'll call the distributor and see what they suggest. More to come. . . .
re: Need a pump for aero wheelspmf1
May 8, 2002 10:42 AM
The silca head I have unscrews and you can replace the rubber washer in it. This makes it less prone to pop off when the tire is nearing peak inflation. Try replacing the washer and see if it helps. What the hell, worth a try for $1.50.