Which adapter do I need to use a bike pump?

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mekanopsis
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Which adapter do I need to use a bike pump?

Post by mekanopsis » Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:55 am

I recently purchased an Advanced Frame Sport which I'm intending to use for trips mainly up to Loch Lomond lashed to a rack on my bike. I love the inflatable kayak concept because it opens up kayaking to those without a home near water or a car.

However mine didn't come with the repair kit which I believe contains an inline adapter. I have many good quality (some double action) pumps for bikes. Which product do I need to buy to adapt the AFS's valves to a bike pump (presumably it will be the Schrader / car / MTB style valve) ? Is the "Inline Adapter with Pressure Gauge" suitable and can it be bought in the UK?

Sorry if this is a dumb question but I have zero experience with valves beyond bike inner tubes.

EDIT: I actually did get the repair kit, but the supplied adapter is clearly not a Schrader valve.

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Post by rsimpson » Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:25 am

Unfortunately, there is no way to use our spring valve adapter with a schrader valve. If you are looking for a compact pump for inflation, you will want to go with our bellows foot pump. Here is a link to our distributor in Europe. He can get a pump out to you asap.

http://www.airkayak.com/

"pumps" section under accessories.

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