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Old 12-28-22, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by djb
... fast bike use (4in), ....
I suspect you meant fat bike, nobody uses a 4 inch tire on their fast bike.
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Originally Posted by Tourist in MSN
Several times a day I would guess what the pressure was using my thumb.
Ahh yes, the first digital gauge

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Originally Posted by Tourist in MSN
I suspect you meant fat bike, nobody uses a 4 inch tire on their fast bike.
ThanksYup, fatty not fasty by any stretch of means
it always makes me laugh when a friend I fatbike with will ask how far do you think we've ridden, and her Strava thingee always shows a ridiculous snall number of Kms at tortoise speed, but boy sometimes you work your ass off for those few Kms.

It's a real laugh though, and in soft snow 1psi really makes a difference. Tires squishing out like crazy on the snow.
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Originally Posted by robow
Ahh yes, the first digital gauge

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Old 12-31-22, 04:52 PM
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Re: old eyes and analog gauges - if you're on tour, presumably the target PSI won't be changing, so you can just mark the gauge with tape or a sharpie so you're just looking to get the needle to that spot.
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I have never checked my pressure on tour. I just pump them up until they feel about right and there is something like a 25% drop when I load the wheel.

I tour on 70x38-42 tyres though so accurate pressure maybe less required than on thinner tyres.
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To add to my earlier comment. My gauge should read Presta and Schrader valves but stopped working for Presta valves; wasn't too worried because I've been using Schrader and thought that's what I'd find on tour. But having just bought two tubes in Colombia they are both Dunlop's (never seen one before) which I assume would need a gauge that works for Presta. Anyone touring in a country where valve type is uncertain should get a gauge that works for both.

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I've had a Topeak digital gauge since my first tour 17 years ago. At the time I got it because I didn't have a gauge on my pump and I'd learned not to trust my 'feel' for pressure on the Schwalbes I was using. Even though I now have a pump with a built in gauge I find it's a bit crude and still carry the Topeak. I check tyre pressure every morning before hitting the road and I reckon it's saved me quite a few punctures. The 1.75 Schwalbes need to be between 45 and 75 psi, and I generally keep them between 50 and 65.
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