Is it bad to use an air compressor for bike tires?
I just bought my first "good" road bike and on my previous bikes I've always used my electric air compressor to fill the tires. The guy at my LBS was really pushing me to buy a hand pump but I didnt' have the $ at the time. So do I need to go get a hand pump or is it fine to continue using an air compressor with a pressure guage built in?
If you don't have a regulator or gauge, just keep your thumb pressed into the tire while inflating and add air in small increments until it "feels right". Handy tip for gas stations that may have higher pressure and/or missing or inaccurate gauges.