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Compressor With Adapter

Anyone use a compressor with adapter to fill up? Any recommendations??
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I use a little nail gun compressor, Senco oil-less with a schrader adapter.
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Originally Posted by blinky View Post
Anyone use a compressor with adapter to fill up? Any recommendations??
i keep an adapter threaded to one wheel of my presta equipped bikes. i do have presta hand pumps, but if i'm swapping in new tires or tubes or making repairs, i use my senco 4.3gal oil bath/dual tank. it's so much easier. plus, i can give the bike a good blow off at the same time if it's a bit dirty. are you trying to find enough justification for getting a compressor or something?

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I use a 2 gallon ultra-quiet compressor from harbor freight and a park inflator. It's an expensive bike pump, but I'm worth it.
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I have a 6-gallon Porter-Cable "Pancake" compressor I bought from Home Depot a few years ago. It's not quiet but tolerable. I use it to top up car tires and to air blow water and solvent off of cleaned parts. I don't use it to inflate my bike tires but I'm just getting into my first tubeless wheels and will probably use it to seat the tires on the rims.
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i keep an adapter threaded to one wheel of my presta equipped bikes. i do have presta hand pumps, but if i'm swapping in new tires or tubes or making repairs, i use my senco 4.4L oil bath/dual tank. it's so much easier. plus, i can give the bike a good blow off at the same time if it's a bit dirty. are you trying to find enough justification for getting a compressor or something?
No I have an older Specialized floor pump with gauge that's very hard to get over 100 lbs and just though a small compressor would do the job easier and also could be used on the cars - I also have three Schrader adapters already kicking around in the toolbox .

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Originally Posted by blinky View Post
Anyone use a compressor with adapter to fill up? Any recommendations??
Inflator chuck with gauge

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Originally Posted by Mr. 66 View Post
I use a little nail gun compressor, Senco oil-less with a schrader adapter.
I've got a Schrader adapter that screws onto the Presta valve - does the compressor come with a connecting cord ?
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Originally Posted by blinky View Post
No I have an older Specialized foot pump with gauge that's very hard to get over 100 lbs and just though a small compressor would do the job easier and also could be used on the cars - I also have three Schrader adapters already kicking around in the toolbox .
you mean for doing car repairs, too? like using air tools? that's the main reason i got a compressor. anything else i can use it for is just icing on the cake. example: dirty window screens? blow'em off in seconds. leaves and crap in the car vent/cowl? blow'em off.
just a consideration, if you think you'll find uses for a compressor in other areas...ie. cars...get a portable one with a decent air capacity. i got this one after reading a lot of good reviews......


if you go web shopping, you'll see a lot of compressors with a bunch of parts and lots of plastic. probably many are good, but all those little bits have the potential to break. this one is minimal in that regard. anyway, lots of options out there, but the senco is one i'd recommend. oh, and get a genuine rubber hose....not a pvc or pvc/rubber blend. the rubber hoses last longer and are easier to deal with. i guess the only problem is they come in minimal length of 25ft a lot of times. in that case, get some fittings and make two hoses. one long and one short. use the short one for bikes/things you can get close to your compressor
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I've been running an old craftsman 4 hp 25 gallon made by Devilbus for decades. Runs on 220V and piped around the garage. It'll pretty much run anything I throw at it and all I use for bike tires.
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Originally Posted by blinky View Post
I've got a Schrader adapter that screws onto the Presta valve - does the compressor come with a connecting cord ?
I wonít address the compressor but screwing on a Schrader adapter all the time is a pain. Get a better adapter like the SKS Presta adapter. It slips on and you can easily use a Schrader chuck on it. It also comes with a nice little chain that allows it to hang on the compressor hose so that it right where you need to use it.
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I have a Rigid pancake compressor and fitted a Joe Blow twin head chuck to a tire inflator with a built in gauge. Works great.

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I own three compressors but never use them for bike tires.

In the time you turn it on and wait for it come up to pressure, the job is already done with a hand pump.

Most air chucks are for schrader and don't have a gauge so that's more fuss, although the one listed by teejaywhy looks good, at the cost of a hand pump.

Occasionally useful for vehicle tires, 'tho, which are tiresome to top off with a hand pump.
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I have an ultra quiet california air compressor with aluminum tanks. Santa is hopefully bringing me an EVT adapter with gage. Due to some medical issues, I cannot pump my tires anymore, it just takes way too long and causes too much discomfort. So, time to get lazy and use the compressor.
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Originally Posted by kingston View Post
I use a 2 gallon ultra-quiet compressor from harbor freight and a park inflator. It's an expensive bike pump, but I'm worth it.
Never owned a compressor, does the Park inflator attach to the compressor somehow ??
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Never owned a compressor, does the Park inflator attach to the compressor somehow ??
The inflator is threaded into the hose or more commonly into a quick connect so that you can swap heads on the hose for other uses.

The Park inflator is a lovely bit of kit. Unfortunately, it makes for a better wall hanging than an inflation tool. The tool is heavy. Itís awkward to use. The angle of the tool on the valve is wrong. Itís a very expensive hot mess.
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...The Park inflator is a lovely bit of kit. Unfortunately, it makes for a better wall hanging than an inflation tool. The tool is heavy. Itís awkward to use. The angle of the tool on the valve is wrong. Itís a very expensive hot mess.
I love it. I have a lot of tools and the park inflator is my favorite. Not for everyone I guess.
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I own three compressors but never use them for bike tires.

In the time you turn it on and wait for it come up to pressure, the job is already done with a hand pump.

Most air chucks are for schrader and don't have a gauge so that's more fuss, although the one listed by teejaywhy looks good, at the cost of a hand pump.

Occasionally useful for vehicle tires, 'tho, which are tiresome to top off with a hand pump.
In the shop we use 1 3 gal unit with a lockable chuck with a built in gauge like this


At home we have a nice small inflator from Husky, no pressure up time, just turn it on and pump away, about $25 at Home Depot
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lots of small inflators w standard Schrader chuck out there, here's one

Husky Electric Air Tire Pump 120V Inflator Sport Auto Bike Car Truck Compressor by Husky

when I needed one I went to a Sears auto center retail shop. it's a Craftsman. swapped a cpl tires last night. pumped them up in less than a minute each. the gauge is accurate. it's small so I can use it in my basement or on the patio. this looks like the unit I got

this listing too

looks like Home Depot carries a similar looking unit

looks like someone has one on ebay

personally I have no need for a big "compressor"

plugs in the wall. it came w/ some attachments but I liked a Schrader chuck from a previous pump, so I spliced it in
Home Depot has a variety of pneumatic bits & pieces if you ever need to adapt something

good luck

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Originally Posted by woodcraft View Post
I own three compressors but never use them for bike tires.

In the time you turn it on and wait for it come up to pressure, the job is already done with a hand pump.
Yeah, thatís what I find, too. In the end, Hand pump is faster.

Maybe if I was filling tires all day and always had the compressor up to pressure, hose plugged in, and the attachments in place it might make sense.
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Yeah, thatís what I find, too. In the end, Hand pump is faster...
Depends on the setup. I have a big shop-compressor in the garage that I never use for bike tires, but the tanks on this little compressor fill in about a minute, and I can inflate bike tires in a few seconds. It's definitely more useful if I'm inflating a bunch of tires or installing new tires, seating the bead and inflating from zero. For topping off two tires on one bike it may be only a few seconds faster and probably not worth the hassle. I also use an hand pump if that's more convenient so it's not an either/or thing. I spend a few thousand dollars a year on my cycling hobby so a nice little compressor/inflator that will last a decade or more isn't that significant to me in the grand scheme of things relative to the joy it gives me every time I use it. I've definitely spent more money on things that are less useful.
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Depends on the setup. I have a big shop-compressor in the garage that I never use for bike tires, but the tanks on this little compressor fill in about a minute, and I can inflate bike tires in a few seconds. It's definitely more useful if I'm inflating a bunch of tires or installing new tires, seating the bead and inflating from zero. For topping off two tires on one bike it may be only a few seconds faster and probably not worth the hassle. I also use an hand pump if that's more convenient so it's not an either/or thing. I spend a few thousand dollars a year on my cycling hobby so a nice little compressor/inflator that will last a decade or more isn't that significant to me in the grand scheme of things relative to the joy it gives me every time I use it. I've definitely spent more money on things that are less useful.
Just to be clear I do have a compressor, and it is sitting next to my bike stuff. It is not a matter of cost, just convenience.

I use it for seating my fat bike tires. Thats about it bike-wise.

BTW, I should have said “floor pump” not “hand pump”.

In any event, to each his own.

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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
lots of small inflators w standard Schrader chuck out there, here's one

Husky Electric Air Tire Pump 120V Inflator Sport Auto Bike Car Truck Compressor by Husky

when I needed one I went to a Sears auto center retail shop. it's a Craftsman. swapped a cpl tires last night. pumped them up in less than a minute each. the gauge is accurate. it's small so I can use it in my basement or on the patio. this looks like the unit I got

this listing too

looks like Home Depot carries a similar looking unit

looks like someone has one on ebay

personally I have no need for a big "compressor"

plugs in the wall. it came w/ some attachments but I liked a Schrader chuck from a previous pump, so I spliced it in
Home Depot has a variety of pneumatic bits & pieces if you ever need to adapt something

good luck

That looks like a good option- easy to store & move around, no waiting, & likely pretty quiet.

There are also cordless ones. This has set-able cut out pressure but there is not a trigger lock-on.
https://www.amazon.com/Makita-DMP180...24&sr=8-2&th=1

Out of curiosity I timed pumping up a 32mm tire from flat without hurrying with a floor pump- about 40 seconds.
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[QUOTE=woodcraft;22333233]That looks like a good option- easy to store & move around, no waiting, & likely pretty quiet.
correct it has a decent muffled sound. I mean it makes a sound, it's not silent but it's not a rattling noise maker
I really like the chuck. it just works
I know hand operated floor pumps have a loyal following. probably for good reasons
I've just always had one of these things kicking around the basement & all of our cars have one, as well. in the Jeep I have 2 for airing up when there's no air station provided. like after night fishing

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Thanks for all the responses and tips - the two things that stand out for me is rubber hose and quick release hardware - and I now have some ideas on different inflators and compressors - so now check my thought process - our local NAPA store has rubber hoses at various lengths and all have plastic threaded end pieces , Home Depot carries Seneco and Ace hardware has Craftsman compressors .

So now I'll need a female quick release adapter for one end of the hose and a male for the other end - did I get it right? anything missing ?
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