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Schrader valves are familiar to those who operate automobiles. They are common on mountain and urban bikes. We typically replace the Dunlop valves that come standard on Kalkhoff bikes with Schrader upon request, or when needed.

Step-by-step guide

To inflate a Schrader valve, 

  1. Remove the black plastic cap covering the valve. If there isn't one, ask us for a replacement next time you visit.
  2. Use a Schrader capable pump or compressor and press or thread it on to the valve. 
  3. Inflate to your desired pressure, within the limits specified on the tire sidewall.
  4. Remove the pump and thread the black plastic cap back on the valve.

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Valve caps are important on Schrader valves, they guard against contamination of the valve from dirt or water.