I want to inflate both of my bicycle's tyres. Both valves have a cover. I remove the cover of the first valve and inflate the tire. Now, what is the better way to proceed:

  1. Put the cover back on the first tire and remove the cover of the second tire or
  2. Remove the cover of the second tire and put it on the first tire?

After that, I'd continue with inflating the second tire and after that putting the spare cover on it.

I guess this is intended as kind of a thinking-out-of-the-box-question.

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    bicycles – bummi Apr 17 at 10:18
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    This seems like an overly trivial question asking for an undefined best way. It might not fit anywhere in the network. – Erik A Apr 17 at 10:53
  • @ErikA fair enough. – Michael Bauer Apr 17 at 10:58
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    You don't define what "better" means to you. What about this situation are you interested in? The physics of inflated tires? The economy of motion? What makes "better" better? I may be wrong but I'm not even sure that the covers are necessary for air retention, only for keeping dirt out. – Catija Apr 17 at 12:18
  • I don't know if one should do this on StackExchange, but I left the definition of "better" open on purpose. I wanted answers thinking outside-the-box. – Michael Bauer Apr 17 at 13:56
  • @MichaelBauer, that's a good way to get your question closed as "primarily opinion-based". – Mark Apr 17 at 22:11

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    (but to be honest, I doubt there's much difference between the two options you mention. I could be wrong though...) – Glorfindel Apr 17 at 10:23
  • The "I could be wrong though" part is what I'm trying to be enlighted about ;) And I don't know wether the answers are bike-specific... – Michael Bauer Apr 17 at 10:26

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