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Offline jdoyle

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Feeling a bit deflated
« on: Sep 11, 2020, 10:54 AM »
Just realised after I bought a new tyre pressure gauge that the front was less than 20 psi and the rear less than 28  :5:

Thought the new gauge was duff
Got the sleeves of my lovely fluro jacket mankey trying to get the tyres inflated with the filling station machine
A euro for 3 mins of air  :5:
Will have to pick up a battery operated one
Have a foot pump but its a disaster on the gravel driveway
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Re: Feeling a bit deflated
« Reply #1 on: Sep 11, 2020, 11:19 AM »
Recently brought a air hawk pro tyre inflator it's cordless like a modern drill absolutely superb bit of kit.
About 40 quid from the range or eBay paid for itself on weeks.
I'm going out on my bike.

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Re: Feeling a bit deflated
« Reply #2 on: Sep 11, 2020, 11:38 AM »
*Originally Posted by Flying v2 [+]
Recently brought a air hawk pro tyre inflator it's cordless like a modern drill absolutely superb bit of kit.
About 40 quid from the range or eBay paid for itself on weeks.
Thanks for that V2 will have a look
Cheers
J

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Re: Feeling a bit deflated
« Reply #3 on: Sep 11, 2020, 03:40 PM »
you can get a right angle adaptor to fit to valve stem, can't remember where i got mine... :008:

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Re: Feeling a bit deflated
« Reply #4 on: Sep 11, 2020, 04:33 PM »
Battery operated inflators are convenient for home use, but are of limited use if you want to keep them on the bike or in the car.  Buy a 12v accessory powered compressor instead, it's a lot more useful to keep it on the bike all the time, so you have a way to inflate your tires if you are away from home and/or have a flat.

I have both a Slime (actually, 2 of them) and an Airman Sparrow (now called Tour).  The Airman is fast and compact enough to carry in the tankbag.  The Slime compressor is a little bigger package and not as fast, so I would recommend the Airman.  Looks like it can be had for under 30 euro now:

https://shop.touratech.com/compressor-airman-tour.html



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Re: Feeling a bit deflated
« Reply #5 on: Sep 11, 2020, 06:25 PM »
*Originally Posted by Wal [+]
you can get a right angle adaptor to fit to valve stem, can't remember where i got mine... :008:
Yep deffo will be ordering some :-)
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Re: Feeling a bit deflated
« Reply #6 on: Sep 11, 2020, 06:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by Gustavo [+]
Battery operated inflators are convenient for home use, but are of limited use if you want to keep them on the bike or in the car.  Buy a 12v accessory powered compressor instead, it's a lot more useful to keep it on the bike all the time, so you have a way to inflate your tires if you are away from home and/or have a flat.

I have both a Slime (actually, 2 of them) and an Airman Sparrow (now called Tour).  The Airman is fast and compact enough to carry in the tankbag.  The Slime compressor is a little bigger package and not as fast, so I would recommend the Airman.  Looks like it can be had for under 30 euro now:

https://shop.touratech.com/compressor-airman-tour.html



Gustavo

That looks like a nice compact compressor
Thanks Gustavo for the link :-)
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Re: Feeling a bit deflated
« Reply #7 on: Sep 15, 2020, 09:15 AM »
*Originally Posted by Wal [+]
you can get a right angle adaptor to fit to valve stem, can't remember where i got mine... :008:

When I had new tyres put on I got them to fit right angled valves. They make life much easier.

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Re: Feeling a bit deflated
« Reply #8 on: Sep 15, 2020, 12:42 PM »
Dont leave the right angle connecter connected all the time, it can cause the valve to break at high speeds, keep it undre the seaat and use when you need to.

Zip tie a pice of wood to the bottom of your foot pump to provide a stable base, job done
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