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    "Do You Want to Borrow My Pump?" No Sir, Mine is Working Fine...

    I keep an electric car pump in my car (popular Christmas present; next to my 6 coffee makers ), and I use it for everything. So one day I was filling up my bikes tires (if I get bored on the trails, I up the PSI to 70 or so and hit the road / gravel for cardio) and I had a guy yell at me "Hey buddy, do you want to borrow my pump?", while showing me his pump... And I just looked at him trying to figure out what he meant... So I explained to him that my pump was working fine and didn't need assistance, but thanked him for his generosity .

    So I don't get it, are car pumps considered weird?

    Car pump = compressor
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    Ok?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Servo888 View Post
    I keep an electric car pump in my car (popular Christmas present; next to my 6 coffee makers ), and I use it for everything. So one day I was filling up my bikes tires (if I get bored on the trails, I up the PSI to 70 or so and hit the road / gravel for cardio) and I had a guy yell at me "Hey buddy, do you want to borrow my pump?", while showing me his pump... And I just looked at him trying to figure out what he meant... So I explained to him that my pump was working fine and didn't need assistance, but thanked him for his generosity .

    So I don't get it, are car pumps considered weird?

    Car pump = compressor
    He was just jealous because he has to work a lot harder to get his tires up to pressure.
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    He was just being nice assuming that his bike specific pump would be easier for you then a car pump.

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    it was a come on, he was homosexual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xiamsammyx View Post
    it was a come on, he was homosexual.



    U could had said, And get all sweaty even br4 I hitting the trail?

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    Bicycle pumps are quicker and easier to use on a bicycle than car pumps.
    Bicycle pumps are designed to handle higher pressures than 12 volt electric car pumps.

    Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al1943 View Post
    Bicycle pumps are quicker and easier to use on a bicycle than car pumps.
    Bicycle pumps are designed to handle higher pressures than 12 volt electric car pumps.

    Al
    My 12V "car pump" takes my road tires up to 120 psi without a problem and with basically no work on my part. Pumping my tire up to 120 psi with my frame mounted pump after flatting and installing a new tube on the road takes longer than it would with the "car pump" and requires work on my part. Even with my floor pump at home, I can get a tire up to pressure easier and quicker with the 12V pump. I'll use the "car pump" whenever it is available and save my bicycle pumps for use on the road or when I don't have a 12V plug available.

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    I assumed that most of those little pumps wouldn't get the high pressures you needed for some bike tires, and that's probably what he assumed.

    At the last charity ride I was at, there was a guy running a little compressor like that. I didn't time him, but evidently it wasn't a quick operation. I'm pretty sure I can air up my tires with a floor pump quicker than he was airing up whatever he was doing.
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