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Old 12-05-23, 05:16 AM
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+1. Nothing else will do for my JD tractors either. 🤨
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Park tool floor pump that I’ve had for many years. It’s on its third or fourth chuck.
I will second that stern recommendation: "Laces out, Dan!!"

I have no problem with clinchers, but my tubulars go flat every 7 days, making the bike look ill-maintained.
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House Bikes.
I'd need a new house and a new wife. Maybe just the new, ahhh, I'll keep my bikes in the garage.
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Topeak Joe Blow (the yellow one)works for me. I have one at my shop/office where most of my bikes are and one at home. I have had both for a few years and they work well. If I am traveling , one of the comes with the bike. My only complaint is that the gage is low , but it has limiter tabs that you can set for the right pressure reading. I got them when REI was having a sale . I had a cheapie previously and it failed.
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My compressor is so quiet I can hear the air inflating the tires. For bikes I use a floor hand pump.
California Air Tools “Light & Quiet” Oil-Free Air Compressor (pittsburghsprayequip.com)
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Old 12-05-23, 07:52 AM
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Why would you allow house bikes to sit on the floor? They need to deflate, relax, take their shoes off.

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have compressor and bike floor pumps including two Silca pumps - but use battery powered inflator almost exclusively
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There's a floor pump on each floor (two Park, one Schwinn). Ryobi 18V inflator in the truck and another one in the main work area at home; the auto-shutoff is handy if I wanna run off to do something else while it's topping up or refilling a tire. Later this week I should be receiving a couple little Ryobi "stick" inflators run by a USB-charged battery.

I have a tank like the one in the opening post, and a small compressor in the basement to fill it. Years ago that was the only "practical" way to top up the 10-ply 235/85R16 tires on the trucks, But with no garage and a steep basement stairway, it was not much fun hauling the tank up and down. The automatic Ryobi inflators changed all that.

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I’m sentimentally attached to the old Silca floor pump I bought used in 1980. Definitely got my money’s worth out of it. I’d like to try one of the Hiro or Hirame heads on it.
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Originally Posted by repechage
Watch for the lobbyists for Nitrogen inflation.
avoid the nitrogen narcosis though,
scuba divers know.
best.
buzz.
ever.
swim up one foot, like it was never there.
too bad it'll kill ya.
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Originally Posted by clubman
Does it have a name?

Rechargeable? Looks cool!


Working on it, very well made, saw it in Bicycling and got one, can't find the manual, don't normally need it and no name on the unit or box, kinda weird but man it works great.
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^^^^^^^ Conventional or otherwise removeable battery? Maybe there's some western-alphabet branding in the compartment (shrug).
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Originally Posted by 13velos
Im sentimentally attached to the old Silca floor pump I bought used in 1980. Definitely got my moneys worth out of it. Id like to try one of the Hiro or Hirame heads on it.
I have both and prefer the Hirame. I finally got the Silca to work but the Hirame is on the compressor and that is what I use first then the Silca floor pump to get to the higher pressure.
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