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Air compressor fitting for pesta

Old 06-19-08, 11:10 AM
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Air compressor fitting for pesta

Does anyone know of a universal or presta fitting that can be hooked to a air compressor to simplify filling a tire with a pesta valve. I have an air compressor that I can dial into the exact psi and I walk by it on the way out of the garage with my bike. I've used adapters but find them stubborn and ornery to use (maybe I should spend $3 for the deluxe adapter and not skimp on the $2 one).

some quick answers to obvious replys:

Yes i know I can by a floor bike pump at the LBS and it just takes a few minutes to pump up
Yes I can buy a couple and keep one in my vehicle
Yes the floor pump does not use electricity

Has any one found a solution for their air compressor and pesta valves?
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Can your compressor go over 100 psi?
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Originally Posted by milchad View Post
Can your compressor go over 100 psi?
Ours can.

tmass - here you go: http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30...ils&sku=PU9997
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Originally Posted by Grasschopper View Post
Whew! $71! Unless you have a shop and are doing it multiple times a day...

Anyway, I must say that I have a 120psi compressor sitting next to my bike, and a cheapo brass adapter that fits fine and works perfectly, but I just enjoy the ritual of using the Joe Blow. Especially since I never seem to be putting more than 10 or 12 pounds in (max) at a time anyway. I console myself that this gives me a "balanced upper body workout" to go with my ride.

But I support the OP's right to do it however he wants to.
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I use this item: http://www.prestaflator.com/bike_com...ifications.php

I recall it being cheaper... but its still more reasonably priced than the aebike version. For what its worth, I use my compressor for seating tubeless mtb tires. I honestly think a hand pump is easier for road bike tires.
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Seems like a good way to overinflate....
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My compressor goes up to 250 psi. As I said I can preset the psi before inflating to insure I get the proper pressure.. I was hoping to find a solution for a little less. Thought about taking one of the CO2 universal heads and see if I couldn't thread it onto a compressor pistol with trigger. Anyone try that?
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I made one. I bought a Silca head at the LBS, some cheap plastic air hose (coil type) and a blower at Harbor Freight. Digging around in the shop, I was able to cobble together enough fittings to string it together. So, the blower goes on the supply hose, a short section of coil hose goes to the the silca head. I just push the head on, and use the blower to feed air as needed.

My compressor sits at 160psi, but I've usually got the regulator around 110, so I just let it go until it really slows down.
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Thanks Delay that looks like an affordable solution
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All Schrader adapters are not exactly the same, I have seen some a little too long. All presta valve threads are not identical, the threads can be off, and the plunger and plunger stem can be off a little.

I have been using a schrader compressor with bicycle presta adapters on the tube for about 15 years.

Try another adapter, and compare one tire valve to another one carefully. One tube might not be just right. I had to throw away one adapdter that was too short. Some thread on too far or not far enough.

I've been fine since 1994 after I noticed that they are not all the same.The manufacturing tolerance is wide on some things and there is a lot of variation in the same part.
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We use air compressors at the shop and just go with presta to schrader adapters.
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Originally Posted by tmass View Post
My compressor goes up to 250 psi. As I said I can preset the psi before inflating to insure I get the proper pressure.. I was hoping to find a solution for a little less. Thought about taking one of the CO2 universal heads and see if I couldn't thread it onto a compressor pistol with trigger. Anyone try that?

Yes, I did this just this weekend.

I went to the LBS to get a presta pump head and took it to Lowe's to get the necessary tubing (copper in my case) to make it work. Put a 90 degree in it to make it easier to get to the valve.

I have it hooked up to a dedicated pistol with a trigger, and it works just fine. It has a quick release for the air hose.

Connections vary with the kind of Presta head you have, so you will just have to find the right tubing and connectors to make your presta head work. Any hardware store should have appropriate fittings.
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make your own, like a couple of the guys suggested. similar to this.


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Originally Posted by MIN View Post
Seems like a good way to overinflate....
Yeah, I always thought you weren't supposed to use them unless you could set a cutoff pressure.
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What compressor(s) are you guys/gals using?
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I use a Sears 5 hp compressor that has a 20 gal tank
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What compressor(s) are you guys/gals using?
Craftsman oil-lube/belt-drive 3hp 15 gal. ($60 in the classifieds)
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I know this is old and I hate to bump it but I have something that does this and Ive never seen it mentioned. My LBS has been using one for a long time and I finally got him to order me one.

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They sell them here.. Im sure they can be had cheaper.

http://rbikes.com/page.cfm?PageID=27...97&affiliate=2

I didnt pay nearly that much for mine.
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Originally Posted by MIN View Post
Seems like a good way to overinflate....
only if you don't know how to use your compressor. Set it to 110-115 psi and it WONT go above that, it is not physically possible, once the tube is at 115psi no more air will be put in.
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Ive never seen it mentioned
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http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30...ils&sku=PU9997
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try Prestafaltor $40
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