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    battery operated tire pumps?

    I've seen these at the races but haven't gotten a close look to see what brand people are using. What is a good battery operated tire pump for presta valves with a gauge?

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    Craftsman and Ryobi have battery operated pumps

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibis_ti View Post
    Craftsman and Ryobi have battery operated pumps
    Yes there are other ones I have seen that one might consider to be overkill, but there are jumpstart packs from Craftsman that have the air compressor built right in them. When I was on ebay looking at something like that I saw one that was nothing but a compressor with a battery pack (do not remember the name). The I do believe it was meant as a sprayer or an air brush artist tool. I do know it was completely operated off of a lilon battery. I will try and see if I can find it post it later.
    Last edited by BillB.; 12-15-09 at 07:36 AM.

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    I use those little compressors that you plug into the cigarette lighter of the car. They are slow, but definitely chugs away and can reach 200psi easily. Don't walk away from one after you've started it...

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    so this is what it has come to--first battery operated shifters, and now we can't even pump up our own tires without an assist...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevetone View Post
    so this is what it has come to--first battery operated shifters, and now we can't even pump up our own tires without an assist...
    Don't laugh too loudly. I saw a bike photo here on BF, from Holland or Denmark. Its frame was custom made for a war veteran, was step through.

    I can easily visualize someone that can pedal push a bike and have a bad time with pump.
    Last edited by TRUMPHENT; 12-15-09 at 07:26 PM. Reason: typo typo typo

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    My bike don't goose me! BillB.'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevetone View Post
    so this is what it has come to--first battery operated shifters, and now we can't even pump up our own tires without an assist...
    Also they have the solar electric conversion wheel drive for the actual bike itself.

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    Its like electric shavers. Do you remember the olden days when you go to a barber shop and get a shave with real lather? That blade could cut your throat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garfield Cat View Post
    Its like electric shavers. Do you remember the olden days when you go to a barber shop and get a shave with real lather? That blade could cut your throat.
    a few years ago i went to get my hair cut at a barber shop and after he was done he asked it i wanted a shave, i said ya.. (never got a shave before at a barber shop) he fired up this hot lather machine.. and shaved me with straight razor.. that shave lasted a few days.. LOL

    anyway i seen those battery operated bumps at the bike shop and they looked convenient .
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    battery operated tire pumps?

    Might as well buy a Harley to go with it.

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    The question is, can the pump run off the battery that runs your bike?

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    Excluding situations like the one described in post #6......be a man and pump up your tires. Even if you're a woman. Cycling's not the greatest upper body workout anyway. Get a little upper body work with your tire pump

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