A 99 cent Presta valve adaptor at your LBS should do the trick, assuming you are inquiring about presta valves. Those pumps work great, we use them all of the time during races and charity ride events...
Definitely. This was more about the floor pump. If I can use the car's portable why buy a floor pump? I have already ordered a mini pump. I still have to order some tubes. Btw I just picked up the adapter for a buck. Works great.AndrwSwitch said:You should really have a hand pump you can take with you on your rides, and a couple spare tubes. Flats are relatively common, and don't have to turn your ride into a disaster. Doesn't need to be anything fancy, though.
I thought I have read 60-100 psi but I can't find the page anymore. It had 50 in it from the shop but it looked super flat to me when I was sitting on it.hdparrish said:No, no, no, no. Dear god, no. 75 psi? Let some air out of those immediately. I don't even put that much air in mine when seating the beads.
Pressure depends on multiple factors, including: tire volume, your weight, types of trails that you ride and your riding style.
What's the minimum pressure recommended for your tires (this should be listed somewhere on the sidewalls)? I'd start with that. If you pinch, increase it. If you don't but feel you need more traction, decrease it. But 75 psi is waaaaaaaaay too high. That's almost enough for a road bike.