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Can you use a bike pump for shocks?

Can you use a bike pump for shocks?

Condensed Answer: A floor pump cannot be used effectively for pumping up shocks because it operates with a high volume/low-pressure cylinder and many models cannot even reach the high PSI needed by shocks. The result is inaccuracy and ineffective control of the air in the shock.

What is a seatpost pump?

The Topeak Ninja P Seatpost Pump is a super light manual pump designed to hide inside your seatpost. Easily accessed when needed the Ninja P uses a rubber mounting ring to secure itself and uses a position indicator to track your seat height.

How do you pump a dropper post?

Pull the dropper post out of the seat tube while pushing on the cable housing at the front of the frame. Take the cable head out of the actuator. Step 2: Remove the saddle from the dropper post with a 5mm allen and, if applicable, relieve the dropper post of air pressure with a high pressure shock pump.

Why does my dropper post go down when I sit on it?

If you press the lever of your dropper post and nothing happens (the post either stays up or down), then there is not enough tension on the cable. You’ll want to ADD tension. If your dropper post is moving without pressing the lever (it won’t stay up as you are riding), then you have too much tension on the cable.

What can I use instead of a shock pump?

Hold the cap inverted on the valve stem and tap it with a finger to release pressure in small spurts. Use an Allen key to tap the valve stem if your air cap won’t do. Give your fork or shock a shove every so often to check for the correct pressure and stop when it feels close.

Can I use a tire pump for shocks?

Different tools for different fixes Adapters aside, using a tire pump on your shocks can simply damage them – the goal of a pump that’s made for inflating tires is to move a lot of air with little pressure, while shock pumps do so the other way around.

How much pressure is in a dropper post?

All dropper posts use a spring to extend the seat upwards. In some posts, this air spring is small and held at relatively high pressure (around 200 – 250 psi). When the post is in the dropped position, that air pressure can be up to 3 times higher.

Why is my reverb squishy?

It’s pretty much what it sounds like, a built-in valve that lets you bleed air from the Reverb’s hydraulic system. Oil can’t really be compressed, but we all know that air is squishy, and that explains the dreaded sinking Reverb.

Why does my dropper post wiggle?

It’s just a tube inside of a tube. They machine groves into the lower tube and use guides on the upper tube to eliminate side to side movement. Tighter tolerances = more friction and if dirt inside it will lock up. Some wiggle room smooths out the post and gives it a longer service interval.

Can you use WD40 on dropper post?

any tips on what works well? WD40’s generally not good stuff. People get overexcited about it swelling seals, in reality that’s not likely to happen but there’s a lot of solvents in it and it’s quite strongly penetrating, ie, will get past seals which you don’t want.

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