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    Air chuck for presta valves?

    Does anyone make a air chuck (for air line) for presta valves? Currently adding an adapter to add air via a normal Schrader air chuck. Would like to aid air directly without the adapter.
    (Note...talking about air line from my air compressor...not a hand pump)
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    I haven't heard of such a thing. The adapter is your best bet. I used to carry one for emergencies, but don't remember ever using it because I've always had a frame pump. I've never used my compressor at home because I have a floor pump. What if you have a flat miles from a gas station?
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    I made my own out of a commercial tire inflator that incorporates an air guage, a Silca presta head, and a hose clamp. The inflator set up works great but my air compressor is a little wimpy for inflating road tires unless it has just finished recharging itself.

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    Get one of those air blower *** things that snap to the air line.Take off the tip.Screw in a small section of pipe (nipple with threands) next screw on a regular air chuck(tip)for schrader valves.Now unscrew the front of the schrader chuck and toss the part that presses the valve core.re-screw the front on.Use the *** as a triger to start/stop air flow--the schrader chuck without the plunger will work for presta valves.---sam

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    I carry an adapter all the time for use away from home. Wanted something to quickly top off my tire pressure before a ride. The Air Bob looks like just the trick...but a bit pricy at $90. Sam's approach to modify a normal schrader air chuck looks promising...will try that. I think I may throw in a pressure regulator to dial in the pressure I want in the tire to avoid overpressure.
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    The Presta-only air chucks for Silca floor pumps are available at bike shops for less than $10 or at Bike Tools Etc for $5. Look here:

    http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cg...&item_id=SI-24

    It has a hose barb that will fit into a standard 1/4" air line using a small hose clamp. It is extremely durable and replacement washers are readilly available too.

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    I have the same setup as Retro Grouch, but my compressor is anything but wimpy.

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    Hillrider, you missed the adapter that slips into the presta chuck.

    Presta adapter for Schrader pump

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