April 24, 2012

bike pump repair

Our bike pump, a $26 planet bike "st" model, stopped working recently. It would take four pumps to accomplish one normal pump's worth of pumping. I figured I would try greasing the gasket:

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No change. Then I listened to where air was coming out during a pump and discovered this threaded plastic gasket near the base had come loose. All I had to do was tighten it and the bike pump was working good as new again.

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