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Old 12-02-2012, 05:10 PM   #1
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Tire pumps

My tyre pump recently went, was using a double barrelled foot pump by Michelin to pump of my Michelins, it still seals find, but now doesnt pump any air in, so none is lost bit it doesnt add any, thankfully i found another pump in my room in time but just wondering what everyone is using?

Petrol station pump?(how often are they checked) Foot pump? Hand pump?
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:22 PM   #2
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I use a mini compressor that plugs into a car cigarette lighter & a digital gauge. similar to this but not as fancy

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...Id_255241#tab3

petrol station pump if I'm stuck
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:42 PM   #3
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I use a small pancake style electric compressor. They hold a lot of air and ate small enough to carry around. About $50-$60 at Lowe's.


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Old 12-02-2012, 05:50 PM   #4
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good quality bicycle pump works for me.

then good psi check.

easy+cheap+reliable.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:11 PM   #5
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I use a mini compressor that plugs into a car cigarette lighter & a digital gauge. similar to this but not as fancy

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...Id_255241#tab3

petrol station pump if I'm stuck
+1, have the same set up.

you dont know what sort of tool has abused the petrol station ones. plus at least you can use your own one at home when he tyres are cold and whenever you want.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:50 PM   #6
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I have an air compressor and love it. Before that I would just go to the gas station if needed.


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Old 12-04-2012, 02:41 AM   #7
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Tyre Pump

I use a Michelin double barrel foot pump and I have an accurate Sealey digital tyre pressure gauge. I only ever use the garage forecourt air hoses if its an emergency. They are not always accurate and by the time I have rode there my tyres will have some heat in them so any reading is going to differ to my usual cold road pressures.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:26 AM   #8
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I use a mini compressor I used for 4x4 trips. Works a treat but my main concern is presure gauge. The ones at the petrol stations are not calibrated and I would not know where to find a decent one to carry as a portable.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:31 AM   #9
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tyres are cold and whenever you want.
good point so nobody should be using the garage one!
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i also use a mini compressor plugged into cig lighter on bike like most of the above
works great,compressors got a gauge on it but also have a decent seeley gauge
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i have the 12volt compressor but the gas station is just easier
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I use a track pump and a digital pressure gauge.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:24 AM   #13
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good quality bicycle pump works for me.

then good psi check.

easy+cheap+reliable.
+1 works for me too
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:52 AM   #14
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I have an electric air pump and then a digital tire pressure gauge to be accurate and to make necessary adjustments.
Do the same for the cars too.
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I use my Specialized bicycle pump.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:35 PM   #16
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I use my Specialized bicycle pump.
yea im thinking a footpump is the way forward, i had one for my bike, hand pumping and pedal ones are effort...its nice and simple with the ones with footrests and a handle you push down

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Old 12-17-2012, 08:35 PM   #17
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x17 for bicycle pump WITH integrated gauge here. I also have a separate gauge for checking pressures.. be it routine check or track w/e.

Just takes a few pumps. Seems like it would take longer to setup the electric one pump and then put it away.
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