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How do i get air into my Tubular?(5 posts)

How do i get air into my Tubular?donalson
Mar 17, 2001 9:52 AM

i'm having problems with getting air into my front wheel, i've figured out how to put air into the tubular tires themselves (my rear is a pretty normal wheel) but the front wheel is a HED wheel w/ the areo disk around the rim (like this except mine is a front wheel and for tubular)it has 2 little notches on the extention of the valve, can anyone help me?


PS how much PSI can i safely put in tubulars?

thanks agin

re: How do i get air into my Tubular?Akirasho
Mar 17, 2001 11:33 AM
I'm unsure of why you'd have trouble... I've got the composite version of the wheel and experience no problem.

Just to make sure... you do have the valve extenders that came with the wheel or a substitute? Most conventional valve extenders are too short so you have to use long ones.

You did unscrew the valve core before installing an extender? It's possible that it screwed back in when you put the extender on... you might have to file away a bit of the core head to make it fit.

I use a combo of teflon tape and blue loctite to secure the extenders and prevent leaks.

I use Blackburn floor pumps and their heads work well with extenders.

PSI depends on the tire's rating (and to some extent, your weight on the bike), but generally we're looking at 170 + psi... some trackies will run up to 210. I run mine (Conti Competition) at 160 front/165 rear psi.

Be the bike.
re: How do i get air into my Tubular?donalson
Mar 17, 2001 1:20 PM
i'm not sure about the extendor, i didn't put it together...i just picked it up from the bike shop (got it used) but i couldn't seem to get any air into or out of it, for the pressure whao thats a lot more than i figured, i weight 250ish and the tires are PANARACER CYBER G 210 if that helps at all thanks...and i too have a blackburn hight pressure pump, works great :)...oh and i just got the valve to work...i guess i'm to used to my schrader valves lol

unscrew the presta valve head firstLOL
Mar 17, 2001 2:09 PM
unscrew the presta valve head firstdonalson
Mar 17, 2001 5:11 PM
like i said, it's not the presta valve end, i figured out the unscrewing thing, it was just the extntion, i figured it out though, i didn't relize it was all from air pressure :) lol


oh well such is the life of somone that's only MTB till now