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Old 09-04-11, 08:19 AM   #1
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Kingsbridge gauge fix?

I have an older Kingsbridge schrader tire pressure gauge that refuses to work - hadn't used it for a long time. (This gauge must be older than I think - Googling it finds no info.) Any common issues or easy fixes with these gauges?

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Old 09-04-11, 09:51 AM   #2
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I stopped making those gauges 20 years ago or more. I can probably repair it so, send it to at

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Mount Vernon, NY 10550.

No promises, but I'll fix it for free if I can. If I can't, all you'll be out is the postage.

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Excellent! Will do. Thanks
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FBinNY,

I didn't realize that you had made these! I have one (presta) that I think works other than the rubber insert for the valve stem is cracked and needs to be replaced. Not sure how available tubing in this size is?

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Over the years, I used a few different rubber bushings, so the best bet is for you to email me yours (a picture), send me the complete gauge, and one of the bushing shot next to a ruler so I can match it correctly.

Of course you could also mail me the actual bushing, but that would cost 45 cents.
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I didn't have your email address (thought I did?), so am posting linked pics here. I can take more measurements, etc. if need be.








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I would have messaged @FBinNY over this, but I don't yet have 50 posts and thus can't use the feature. So I'll reply to this thread instead:

What ever happened regarding the gauge repair? I recently bought a Kingsbridge pressure gauge that fits Presta valves, and discovered that the gasket is crumbling away. It's pretty neat that this was made by one of our own forum members! Is this something that we can repair, ourselves? Is it repairable at all? I can post pictures if it would be helpful.
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I would have messaged @FBinNY over this, but I don't yet have 50 posts and thus can't use the feature. So I'll reply to this thread instead:

What ever happened regarding the gauge repair? I recently bought a Kingsbridge pressure gauge that fits Presta valves, and discovered that the gasket is crumbling away. It's pretty neat that this was made by one of our own forum members! Is this something that we can repair, ourselves? Is it repairable at all? I can post pictures if it would be helpful.
I don't know if you're referring to one you sent in, or have one you wish to send in, but yes, I repair these fairly regularly and can do so about 90% of the time. If I can't fix, I can offer a replacement at a decent price because I still have a few left.
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Was inquiring about whether they can be repaired, since the initial posts made it seem as if maybe some could, and some could not. I replied by email; pleased to hear that it sounds like most, if not all, are repairable.
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I'm reminded of a pretty cool story:

A mate had an Omega Seamaster (the James Bond watch) sitting in a drawer for twenty years, because it was cactus.

This prompted me to mention my mum's best friend is a jeweller, and that I could probably get a good quote on fixing it; he kept forgetting to give it to me, but eventually he remembered, and tossed it at me when we sitting on his verandah.

I fumbled the catch, the watch fell onto the wooden floor, and when I picked it up it was ticking

'Well, that was easy,' I said...
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