Saturday, 12 September 2009

My first flat tyre on the Brompton

I was fed up using my foot pump and I went and brought a standing tyre pump. Unfortunately I got a faulty one. I had trouble getting it on and off the valve and down went the tyre. I went back to the foot pump but discovered the valve had been damaged as all I got was the hissing of air.

I can get my money back on the pump but I have to buy a new inner tube.

Lesson: Cheap equipment can end up being more expensive. Same lesson applies to shoes.

2 comments:

The Bronze Bombshell said...

I had a similar problem with a standing tire pump--it didn't damage the tire valve, but it didn't appear to put one bit of air in the tire. I only resorted to the pump after my air compressor broke. Of course, you need a car handy to use it, but I always have tons of relatives visiting so I just plug it into their cars.

GB said...

I got another pump which works fine but is twice the price. I have never tried an air compressor but you can use them for free at garages in London.

aka Suede Shoe