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  1. Another thing I realized the last few times I...

    Another thing I realized the last few times I aired my tires, after reading this thread - putting the valve stem at 12:00 really helps me align the pump head with the stem while getting it seated.
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  2. LOL. All the floor pumps I've ever owned are...

    LOL.

    All the floor pumps I've ever owned are only a couple of feet tall, so pumping them involves squatting as well as pressing with the arms.
  3. Biceps, with a floor pump? :confused: Try...

    Biceps, with a floor pump? :confused:

    Try using the triceps, quads and glutes...
  4. If the valve core isn't perfectly lined up with...

    If the valve core isn't perfectly lined up with the stem after you unscrew it, that's normal. There's no spring in there as there is with Schraeder valves, so it will just sort of rattle around when...
  5. After you unscrew the valve stem, tap it gently...

    After you unscrew the valve stem, tap it gently to break the seal. Then make sure your pump head is fully seated and straight on the valve. Depending on the pump, that might take a little finagling....
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