What can I use if I don’t have a bike pump?

Can you use car pump for bike?

The long answer: The reason you can sometimes use an automotive air-pump on a bicycle tire/tube is because they share an identical valve. (See: Schrader valve/Schrader tube in the Terminology Index). If you have this type, you will definitely be able to get air into your tubes in a pinch.

Do I need a pump for my bike?

We recommend that every cyclist should have two bicycle pumps, one that’s carried on rides to repair flat tires (commonly called a “frame” or “mini” pump), and another for checking and topping off tires before rides (called a “floor” pump).

Why can’t I pump my bike tire?

Make sure you press hard enough to fully seat the pump fitting onto the valve. If that doesn’t help, your tire valve could be stuck closed, or the pump fitting (the thing you press over the tire valve) might be broken. Inside the pump that attaches to the stem is a micro bolt with a vertical line.

How do you pump up a bike tire without losing air?

If you want to remove the bike pump without losing air, try to unscrew the head as soon as possible. Feel free to hold the valve with index finger and thumb. Put everything (hose, head, and valve) in a line to screw coupling and turn freely. Avoid exceeding the maximum pressure limit of a tire.

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How do you put air in a fat bike tire?

To put air in your fat bike tire, you can either use a hand-pump or an electric pump. It is always recommended that you consult with the manufacturer of your fat bike for their specific recommendations on which type of pump to use and how much PSI they recommend for different types of terrain.