What is a presta valve?

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The pipe - the valve stem - is narrower at the top. And the valve spindle

sits with a thicker part below the narrower part of the stem. When you turn the little nut on top of the spindle you pull the thicker part of the spindle into the narrower part of the stem to create a seal and to close the valve. To open you unscrew the nut and push the spindle down.

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A Presta valve is a kind of valve used on some bicycle tubes. It's narrower, and easier to inflate with a hand pump than a Schräder ("car" valve).

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What is a presta nozzle?

It's a narrow type of tube valve. It's almost always used on road bikes, but some MTBs use it as well.

Is presta the same nozzle as a schrader?

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How does pneumatic bicycle pump work?

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