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Old 07-30-09, 09:06 PM
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air compressor tire inflation

Just received a 'Prestaflator' I ordered. It's a tube, presta chuck and gauge to attach to your air compressor. Really works great for inflating your tires before your rides. I have no interest or connection with this company, but I wish I did. Just thought I'd pass it along since I didn't see it mentioned here. $40, cheap if you already own a compressor and MUCH easier than a floor pump.

www.prestaflator.com
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Old 07-30-09, 09:13 PM
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What I use with my compressor ($0.99):
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Old 07-30-09, 09:35 PM
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yea you really only need the adaptor as most air compressors have gauges already in them.

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Old 07-30-09, 10:04 PM
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Good points. My attachment for tire inflation only went to 80 psi and was hard to read, being one of those service station sliding stick types. Also I was concerned about over inflation and wanted something that could guarantee small volume increments. The heavy duty presta chuck is nice too.

I hate the typical plastic, small rubber presta chucks you find on cheaper floor pumps. I need a BIG rubber.
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Old 07-31-09, 01:48 AM
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i need a big rubber.
tmi.
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(RANT)$40 for an air chuck?
What the heck is up with you compressor people?
Have none of you tried a functional floor pump?
Do none of you have triceps?
Do you ride with tractor tires?
Or is it just another excuse to buy something that looks like a firearm?(/RANT)

My $25 Beto floor pump tops up my tires with one or two cycles of the handle.
I expect it will last for as long as I'll need it.
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Unless you already have the air compressor fired up and ready to go, this means you have to wait a few minutes to let it get up to pressure, then bleed off the air after you are done. A few strokes with a good floor pump and you're done. I could see if you have some physical limitations where you can't use a floor pump, but otherwise it seems like a waste of time.

Are you sure this isn't sold by Binford Tools / Tim Taylor - More Power!!! ?
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Old 07-31-09, 05:24 AM
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Originally Posted by FLvector View Post
I could see if you have some physical limitations where you can't use a floor pump...
Yes.
I realize that there are many BikeForums members who might have difficulty using a normal floor pump.
I am genuinely red-faced as I type this.
I shouldn't rant. Ever.
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Works well in a bike shop or if you already have a workshop with a compressor running all the time.

But I don't see a point in firing up an empty compressor to fill up my tires when it only takes a few strokes to top off
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My compressor sits at 175 psi ready to go all the time, but it's still easier to use a floor pump than dragging out hoses and opening the garage when all my bike stuff sits in my hall closet and I can fill the tires on my way out the door.
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Originally Posted by nitropowered View Post
Works well in a bike shop or if you already have a workshop with a compressor running all the time.

But I don't see a point in firing up an empty compressor to fill up my tires when it only takes a few strokes to top off
+1 Get a nice floor pump. It will cost about what you paid for the Prestaflator and you won't have the noisy compressor.
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Originally Posted by danarnold View Post
Just thought I'd pass it along since I didn't see it mentioned here.
www.prestaflator.com
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=542560

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=460593
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the replacement presta head they sell ($10) looks like it would be a perfect retrofit for a floor pump though, and it appears to be all brass, which is probably a terrific improvement over most floor pump heads (aside from the joe-blow head, that thing is an engineering marvel)
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I bought a Topeak Smarthead Floor Pump Upgrade Kit ($14.99 at Performance) and made that work.

It is useful when seating tubeless tires, that's about the only time I use it.

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Have you guys even looked at the Prestaflator site?

Some of you guys remind me of the Groucho Marks song, 'Whatever it is, I'm against it.'

I've used a good floor pump for years, with a good solid brass presta chuck and a gauge. Worked great, but when it was stolen, I became disenchanted with the 'quality' floor pumps with their cheesy plastic presta/schraeder 'chucks.

With the Prestaflator attached to my compressor, each tire is up to 110 psi or more in seconds. MUCH easier than a floor pump or anything else I've used in my 55 years of cycling. For a lousy $40, this was a great replacement.
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