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HED3 inflation problem(7 posts)

HED3 inflation problemRoadfrog
Jul 13, 2002 12:10 AM
I have HED3 wheels and I just got the silca disk 90 degree adapter thingamajig and I can't get the thing to tighten down on the valve stem. There is very little space to get my fingers around to tighten the damn thing. Is there a magic trick to this or am I a idiot over looking the obvious? Please either enlighten me or insult me... I don't care at this point! Thanks, HOP
re: HED3 inflation problemJuanmoretime
Jul 13, 2002 3:14 AM
I had the Specialized trispokes which is really the same wheel. I had the same problem you are having. Here is how I filled them. I screw a presta to schrader adapter on the presta valve. I bought this cheap, less tahn $15.00, 12 volt plug in lighter compressor from my local Menards, I'm sure you can find one like it at Walmart, Target, Costco or Home Depot near you. It came with a 250 PSI gauge and a toggle type locking pump head. I would just attach it to the adapter on the wheel, turn it on and I would be inflated in no time with very little effort. Don't ask what I would do if I flatted since I owned them for over five years and never flatted. I only used them in time trials.
re: HED3 inflation problemCarbon fiber fanatik
Jul 13, 2002 2:46 PM
I love my hed3's so much, I use them for daily rides, centuries, etc... Inflating them used to be a prob till I spent a whopping $6.00 on an extra long presta adapter.
No more prob...
re: HED3 inflation problemRoadfrog
Jul 13, 2002 3:45 PM
There you have it! Makes total sense... I'll get one today!! By the way... Really love these wheels! HOP
re: HED3 inflation problemCarbon fiber fanatik
Jul 13, 2002 6:22 PM
they by far are the best wheels I have ever owned. You can't break them, they dont go out of true and are easy to maintain. The list of pro's just go on and on. By the way, they make an awesome howl when hit with a strong crosswind.

HOPWoof the dog
Jul 16, 2002 8:51 PM
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P.S. ...HOP
re: HED3 inflation problemschills
Jul 14, 2002 4:27 PM
I use a Topeak twister pump at home and carry co2 while on the road. I have an air compressor also, but the noise it makes combined with the fact that I keep my bikes inside in the rec. room, made the Topeak the better option.