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TrailViewMount 01-29-14 10:09 AM

My New Tire Gauge
 
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My new TEKTON Digital Tire Gauge. Highly rated by over 200+ reviewers on amazon.com. Only $7.97. Lighted nozzle and display. Reads in four ranges. PSI, Bar,kPa, and kg/cm2. Uses 4 batteries (included) 1 CR2032 and 3 LR44. Auto shutoff after 30 seconds. Made in China (big surprise) for Michigan Industrial Tools. A reliable tire gauge is essential for all bicyclists to carry. Thanks for seeing.

Looigi 01-29-14 11:18 AM

Does it work on presta valves? 100 psi max should be good for most, but going over 100 psi isn't uncommon on road bikes. Looks like it displays in four different units rather than has four ranges. I imagine the actual pressure range is the same indendent of units displayed.

With presta valves on road bikes, I've never tried a separate gauge that I could get to work reliably without letting out a significant amount of air.

noglider 01-29-14 11:58 AM

I don't carry a pressure gauge. In fact, I don't own a presta valve gauge, other than the gauges built into my floor pumps. (I own several floor pumps.) I won't claim that my thumbs are well calibrated, but well enough to get me home if I have to inflate on the road. Most pumps aren't even strong enough to give me the pressure I use when I pump at home, so I quit when I've pumped all I can.

I've been trusting the gauges in my floor pumps. Is that a mistake?

2_i 01-29-14 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Looigi (Post 16450182)
With presta valves on road bikes, I've never tried a separate gauge that I could get to work reliably without letting out a significant amount of air.

Beto/Panasonic/Price Point is an excellent pressure gauge that does not let nearly any air out and it is given away nearly for free! I've got 3 of those, just in case:).

Looigi 01-29-14 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by 2_i (Post 16450367)
...I've got 3 of those, just in case:).

In case of what?

RPK79 01-29-14 03:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by noglider (Post 16450308)
I don't carry a pressure gauge. In fact, I don't own a presta valve gauge, other than the gauges built into my floor pumps. (I own several floor pumps.) I won't claim that my thumbs are well calibrated, but well enough to get me home if I have to inflate on the road. Most pumps aren't even strong enough to give me the pressure I use when I pump at home, so I quit when I've pumped all I can.

I've been trusting the gauges in my floor pumps. Is that a mistake?

+1

JohnJ80 01-29-14 04:08 PM

A gauge that only went to 100psi would be useless to me.

J.

TrailViewMount 02-03-14 02:54 PM

The four measurement ranges: PSI: 0 - 100, Bar: 0 - 7, KPA: 0-700, Kgf/cm2: 0-7. I'm not familiar with presta valves.

bbbean 02-03-14 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by noglider (Post 16450308)
I don't carry a pressure gauge. In fact, I don't own a presta valve gauge, other than the gauges built into my floor pumps. (I own several floor pumps.) I won't claim that my thumbs are well calibrated, but well enough to get me home if I have to inflate on the road.

This.

yamsyamsyams 02-23-14 07:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by noglider (Post 16450308)
I don't carry a pressure gauge. In fact, I don't own a presta valve gauge, other than the gauges built into my floor pumps. (I own several floor pumps.) I won't claim that my thumbs are well calibrated, but well enough to get me home if I have to inflate on the road. Most pumps aren't even strong enough to give me the pressure I use when I pump at home, so I quit when I've pumped all I can.

This. Plus the 100PSI limit and non-Presta valve thing...


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