Thank you for choosing the Positz Floor Pump to easily inflate your bicycle tires. This usage guide will provide you with instructions on how to properly use the Positz Floor Pump for efficient and effective tire inflation. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Preparing the Pump
- Ensure you have the Positz Floor Pump and that it is in good working condition.
- Familiarize yourself with the pump’s components, including the base, barrel, hose, pressure gauge, and valve head.
- Check that the pump’s hose is securely connected to both the barrel and the valve head.
Step 2: Valve Head Attachment
- Determine the type of valve on your bicycle tube—either Presta or Schrader.
- For Presta valves, unscrew the valve cap and remove the valve nut (if present) to expose the valve core. For Schrader valves, simply remove the valve cap.
- Choose the appropriate valve head for your valve type. Positz Floor Pumps typically come with a dual-head that can accommodate both Presta and Schrader valves.
- Insert the valve head onto the valve stem, ensuring a secure connection. Push the head firmly onto the valve, making sure it is aligned correctly.
Step 3: Inflation
- Ensure the pump’s hose is not tangled or obstructed.
- Place your feet on the pump’s base to provide stability while inflating.
- Hold the pump’s handle firmly and begin pumping in a smooth and controlled manner.
- Watch the pressure gauge to monitor the tire pressure. Inflate the tire to the desired PSI (pounds per square inch) or bar level as indicated on the tire sidewall or your specific requirements.
- Pause periodically to check the tire pressure using a separate pressure gauge if needed, ensuring you reach the desired pressure accurately.
- Once the desired pressure is reached, carefully remove the valve head from the valve stem. For Presta valves, reattach the valve nut (if removed) and screw on the valve cap. For Schrader valves, replace the valve cap.
Step 4: Post-Usage
- After inflation, release any remaining pressure in the pump by pressing the air release valve (if available).
- Disconnect the valve head from the pump’s hose.
- Store the Positz Floor Pump in a safe and dry location, protecting it from any potential damage.
Congratulations! You have successfully used the Positz Floor Pump to inflate your bicycle tires. Remember to check your tire pressure regularly and maintain the recommended levels for optimal performance and safety.
If you have any questions or require further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact Positz customer support. Happy cycling!