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Bostonbull 07-30-12 06:43 PM

Most accurate Presta gauge?
 
Looking for a gauge I can stuff in my pack, but is dead accurate! Don't care about digital vs. analog, either is fine. I want accurate!

Bostonbull 07-31-12 07:52 AM

Bueller?

StanSeven 07-31-12 09:27 AM

OCD?

A few pounds one way or the other doesn't make any difference. Plus you always loose a few pounds using a separate gauge

nhluhr 07-31-12 12:03 PM


Originally Posted by Bostonbull (Post 14547085)
Looking for a gauge I can stuff in my pack, but is dead accurate! Don't care about digital vs. analog, either is fine. I want accurate!

Checking pressure of a road tire using a gauge after you inflate the tire is not worthwhile because the mere act of pressurizing the gauge to check it will reduce the amount of air in the tire, thanks to the relatively low volume. Also, like was already posted, a few pounds isn't worth worrying about anyway. Just pump it and ride it.

Elduderino2412 07-31-12 12:23 PM

i have a topeak smartgauge, which seems pretty accurate. If you do it right you lose very little when checking the tire.

BTW i pretty much never use the thing. Unless i get a new type of tire, so i know what 120 PSI feels like on that tire.

Bostonbull 07-31-12 08:05 PM

I should have said, I want it for the times I am filling up away from home with a mini pump and no floor pump with gauge is around.

Fox Farm 07-31-12 08:22 PM

Out here in western Mass, we get pretty good a squeezing a tire to know what feels like 110psi v 100 or less.

StanSeven 07-31-12 08:54 PM

With most mini pumps, it's pretty easy to tell - arms feel tired and weak and no rest is 80 lbs; you rest and get back to pumping until you can't do any more and it's 100 lbs.

Bostonbull 07-31-12 09:36 PM

The fresh guppy got his first lesson, thanks!

LansingWes 08-01-12 05:19 AM

If you have a Lezeyne hand pump you can get the pen gauge accessory. http://magshop.lezyne.com/handpumps/...pen-gauge.html

JakiChan 08-01-12 02:40 PM


Originally Posted by LansingWes (Post 14552857)
If you have a Lezeyne hand pump you can get the pen gauge accessory. http://magshop.lezyne.com/handpumps/...pen-gauge.html

Well, not from them, they're out. And no one seems to carry it locally. It can be ordered from Amazon, but not sold by Amazon (boo - no Prime shipping).

Anyone have a review of it?


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