When I was young, I’d attach the pump to the tyre and pump. Easy. Now I discover there are Dutch valves, Schrader valves and Presta valves and each works a little differently. The are all used to pump up tyres, I had that right. And my Dutch value wouldn’t work with my Schrader pump.
I got an adapter. The adapter was great, I pumped up the tyre and as soon as I took the pump off they tyre went flat. On investigation the valve was faulty. So now I’m going to replace it. Then I tried the other tyre, eureka! it inflated. I stopped for tea and when I came back it was flat.
I’m quite technical, but ended up flummoxed.
However the lovely people at MiBIKE http://www.electric-bikesuk.co.uk couldn’t have been more helpful. first with the adapter, then with advice and now with some tested, new inner tubes, so 10/10 for service. Fingers crossed the next fix will work.
I’m looking forward to testing out the new bikes.