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Attn bike jocks -- How does this pump work??
By Dave Winer on Sunday, April 03, 2011 at 11:00 AM.

Update: With the help of the smartest guys in the world (the community here on Scripting News), it works and I now have two inflated tires on my bike.  #

A picture named bikesmall.jpgI've been feeling kind of sick, but I must be feeling better cause I want to get my bike working! :-) #

After a winter of inactivity, both tires are flat. So I bought a hand pump. Here's the howto that came with it. #

So I tried clamping the thing onto the valve first one way then the other (they don't make it clear which way is open and which is closed).  #

But either way I just get a brick wall. The pump won't go down. The tire remains flat. #

I did manage to completely empty the rear tire by fiddling with the valve. Absolutely every last bit of air is gone. #

Any clear, slow, step by step advice would be much appreciated.  #

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