Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Riverview, MI
Bikes: flat bar road bike
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Air Gauge or Frame-Mounted Pump with built-in-gauge: Presta valve
I am looking for a new quality air gauge (and perhaps an adaptor) or frame-mounted pump with a built-in air rauge because of the following reasons:
1.) Old Gauge: Old gauge is giving an inaccurate reading (it was able to read both schraeder and presta). Iíve had this Planet Bike gauge for about 5-6 years and perhaps itís on my end for not working very accurately, from dropping it, but Iíd prefer a higher quality way to gauge air pressure.
2.) Usage and Priorities--On-ride tube changing: I would prefer for rides in which my priorities are different, for example space and not necessarily so much time, and putting my pump in backpack when bike is locked up in public, to just go with a smaller hand pump. Therefore, I would prefer having flexibility on rides like this of either:
a. Bringing a smaller hand pump (which I already have one) with a separate quality gauge like one Iím looking for (perhaps even a Schrader gauge and using a presta adaptor that will work for my presta valve) OR
b. Buying a new frame-mounted hand pump (about 10 inches or shorter) with a built-in air gauge. I know of larger frame-mounted pumps, but just looking at them and also looking at the specs make me think they are likely too big for more easily fitting them in a backpack with a bunch of other items.
Do either of these options that which have quality exist?
Would I be better off going with a gauge made for Schraeder and using an adaptor?
Have you owned a frame-mounted pump with a built-in-gauge for at least a few years and is it still working well?