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Old 04-25-22, 09:39 AM
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Air Compressor Tool

Just inherited an air compressor and need an inflator accessory. Quick check on Amazon shows units ranging $15-$60. Would like built-in gauge and ability to fill both Schrader and presta valves. Any recommendations?
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Old 04-25-22, 10:06 AM
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I picked up a cheap adapter at Harbor Frt a few years back that works fine. Didn't pay much for it. Under 10 bucks.
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Old 04-25-22, 01:24 PM
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INF-2 Shop Inflator | Park Tool

Efficient Velo Tools (EVT)

I was having a tough time getting my tires to 120 psi with a floor pump and so got a small compressor , rubber hose , & the correct fitting for each end of the hose - one end attaching to the compressor and the other to the inflator - I bought the Park INF-2 first but found it to be too heavy and difficult to maintain a seal on the Presta side - I returned the Park and got the 3in1 from EVT - very happy with it , light weight and after playing a little with the tightness of the red top ( which is the Presta side ) I was able to get a great seal and filled each tire within seconds .

Glad I got the compressor and the EVT inflator .

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Old 04-25-22, 02:15 PM
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I have a compressor, but it's kind of a pain to fire it up whenever I need air in a tire (bike or car). Instead I keep one of these tanks full: https://www.jegs.com/p/JEGS/JEGS-Pre...27491/10002/-1. Aluminum, so rust from moisture isn't an issue, and very light. I have the 5-gallon version.

The tank is only rated up to 125 psi, so maybe not an option for very high pressures. I only need to go to 70 psi. That doesn't take much volume, so one fill lasts a while.

On that I have something like this: Air Inflator

I replaced the chuck on the inflator with this head that inflates both Presta and Schraeder: SKS Multi-Valve Head

Mark

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Old 05-01-22, 07:44 PM
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Thanks all for the suggestions!
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Old 05-01-22, 11:48 PM
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I bought a inflator with digital gauge and both presta and Schrader attachments from EBay for about $30or so. There's many versions, take a look, pretty much the same as the one linked above. I believe all of them at this particular price point are equivalent in quality and maybe even from the same factory. This one works great and is accurate compared to digital and analog tire gauges I have.
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Originally Posted by blinky View Post
INF-2 Shop Inflator | Park Tool

Efficient Velo Tools (EVT)

I was having a tough time getting my tires to 120 psi with a floor pump and so got a small compressor , rubber hose , & the correct fitting for each end of the hose - one end attaching to the compressor and the other to the inflator - I bought the Park INF-2 first but found it to be too heavy and difficult to maintain a seal on the Presta side - I returned the Park and got the 3in1 from EVT - very happy with it , light weight and after playing a little with the tightness of the red top ( which is the Presta side ) I was able to get a great seal and filled each tire within seconds .

Glad I got the compressor and the EVT inflator .

120 psi is so 1980s. (this said with some tongue in cheek) Andy
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Old 05-02-22, 07:43 AM
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120 psi is so 1980s. (this said with some tongue in cheek) Andy
Thanks for the compliment , I was into 10mm tires back then and can't break the habit (:-}

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