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Brad Fitzpatrick

You'd think I could get air in a frickin' tire, right?
Grrrrrrrrrrr. How frustrating.
All I want to do is go on a damn bike ride.

Update: I figured it out. To avoid others getting as angry as I did the past hour or so on and off, I've written the....

Brad's Air-In-Tire HOWTO!

1) Recognize there are two types of air go in thingy types

2) The bike pump has a rubber piece and a plastic piece, both of which can go in two different ways, making for a confusing 4 combinations, only two of which are valid. Further, there's a screwy plastic thing that has to be on tight (as opposed to not tight), and a lever thing that has to be done (not up).

3) Try all sixteen combinations.

4) The fifteenth will work.

5) Pump.

Oh, and how did I forget the spinny metal thingy... that has to be open enough so the "spine" (stupid word) can go in and out and air can get in. *sigh*

[User Picture]From: detritus
2002-03-03 02:54 pm (UTC)
Yup the inner tube bastards have made two types of valves..

The nice american schrader valves (the bigger one) and the stinky european presta valves..

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From: tribelessnomad
2002-03-03 03:12 pm (UTC)

That's 0.5 bytes

Heh, I love this: a guy who can configure Linux with his eyes closed, complaining about a system that requires 4 bits of input.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-03-03 03:15 pm (UTC)

Re: That's 0.5 bytes

4 bits is a nibble.
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[User Picture]From: dormando
2002-03-03 04:04 pm (UTC)

Re: That's 0.5 bytes


crumb, nybble, chawmp, dynner, gawble!
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From: evan
2002-03-03 04:57 pm (UTC)

Re: That's 0.5 bytes

The difference is that Unix makes sense. :P
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[User Picture]From: eli
2002-03-03 03:12 pm (UTC)


The lever thing has to be DOWN (not up)

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[User Picture]From: visions
2002-03-03 03:16 pm (UTC)
heheh. go presta valves :)
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[User Picture]From: asa_dachi
2002-03-03 07:16 pm (UTC)
Man, I am so lost when reading a lot of your computer-oriented posts. But, oddly enough, I totally understood what you were talking about. You might consider getting yourself an old fashioned stand-alone bike pump to keep in your garage/basement/house/apartment. They can sometimes be easier to use. But there's no getting past the presta valves.

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