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Old 12-04-23, 11:49 AM
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Airing up your house bikes

I keep my favorite bike of the moment in my home office. I also like to keep the tires inflated.
Here is how I do that without moving the bike out o the room.
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What do you do?
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Same idea. I use a battery-powered inflator that I have hooked up to a Bontrager canister for mounting tubeless tires. The canister also works as a Shrader to Presta valve adaptor/pressure buffer.
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nice looking air chuck!

my pump is smaller than my bikes. I often move the pump to the bike
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My pump is 20 gal tank with pump mounted on top. Not something I can move easily. The yellow tank is quiet and fast with 110 psi max.
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Watch for the lobbyists for Nitrogen inflation.
avoid the nitrogen narcosis though,
scuba divers know.
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Just your generic floor pump used here.
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Originally Posted by repechage
...avoid the nitrogen narcosis...
Yep... I get it. But at my altitude I only use a 78% concentration of Nitrogen... Ha
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I work around the "problem". As the house bikes are too many to keep inflated I just keep them IN the air. It keeps the tires round even if they are empty, the bikes from falling over and one can use the vacuum cleaner without all the hassle of moving the bikes around.



Double as a workstand for small tinkering.



When air is needed the old Silca never fails

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Go two of those.
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Have couple of bikes in the air too. Bike fall view
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I use either this Joe Blow or my Milwaukee inflator
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Park tool floor pump that I’ve had for many years. It’s on its third or fourth chuck.
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This is my everyday go to, amazing and works great, goes in the car on all trips and saved my azz going to Eroica fighting with a leaky car tire.

There are a zillion of these out there now now but I am very happy with this one and it has been in service for almost 3 years now.

Silca in the basement for shop work and airing some of the house bikes.

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I just got a new Silca pump and I have to say I'm slightly disappointed. Glad the subject came up because I'd rather not post a Silca slander thread until I know if I'm doing it right.

My two complaints are that the Presta adaptor does not stay in place very well, and the pump is much harder to push down than most comparable sized pumps.

The instructions that came with it are pretty minimal, so what am I doing wrong?
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Does it have a name?

Rechargeable? Looks cool!


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I have a Zefal floor pump that I use before I ride any of the bikes. I just let the other tires gradually go flat between uses. Since most of my bikes hang from hooks, I don't see this as a problem.
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Only six bikes, so if one is completely flat, I know it has a leak.

I have Pepe inflate them all from time to time after he tends to the pool and garden.
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Originally Posted by merziac

Didn't realise iPods could inflate tyres.

Looks like Tintin found a shrink ray.
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I use a Silca Pista Plus that is finished so well that it looks like it belongs in the house.
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I mostly use my Silca Magnum Force.

Basically just a regular Silca Super Pista, but, with more, uh, girth. The physics of said extra girth make it physically impossible for me to air up anything to over 70psi or so. Which is fine since the most I air anything of our bikes to is 65psi

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Originally Posted by P!N20
Didn't realise iPods could inflate tyres.

Looks like Tintin found a shrink ray.
Yep and it "flat" works, holds a charge quite awhile goes the distance.
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Dunno, my Kobalt 17 gallon AC makes a hell of a racket when it’s adding air. I do not leave it powered up to replenish. Thus I really only use it to blast air into my bike tubeless tires. I did recently buy a nice Joe Blow digital unit as I run my mt bike front tires tires at 15 psi and cannot read that on analog pump heads. The Joe Blow is a nice and easy unit to use.

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Originally Posted by fliplap
I mostly use my Silca Magnum Force.

Basically just a regular Silca Super Pista, but, with more, uh, girth. The physics of said extra girth make it physically impossible for me to air up anything to over 70psi or so. Which is fine since the most I air anything of our bikes to is 65psi

You're using the magnetic spice jars!!!

We used to use those, but my wife got the magnetic baskets to mount on the side of the fridge (not that you have room for those)- I like the baskets because it's easier for me to find what I'm looking for.
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I have 2 pumps- an SKS Rennkompressor and a Leszyne thing. I like the SKS better. I used to have a Planet Bike unit that I sent along with the little boy for his and his wife's bikes.

I'd like to get one of those fancy chucks... and maybe a larger dial since I'm dreaming about it.
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How often do you need to recharge your tank? Hopefully your work utilizes air compressors.
I used a tank in this manner to run a brad nailer inside my house to install moldings.
Works fantastically. And very quiet. You only need to put a regulator in place of the chuck.
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