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  • Wideglider Posts: 698
    NSW
    Performance Poster Wideglider
    04 Oct 2019 09:57 PM
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    Old news for some I'm sure. 
    Changed my routine. Old skool handpump makes life easier, used to mess around firing up my workshop air compressor or lining up at the local servo before a ride using their sometimes dodgy equipment (with impatient dickheads in cars behind me).
    Just 5 or 6 pumps & your up to 40psi (or whatever pressure floats your boat). Both tyres done in less than 2 minutes. And yes, I have a second check gauge. $65 well spent, use it for my mountain bike too.

  • Evo Wide Posts: 104
    Stock Poster Evo Wide
    04 Oct 2019 10:37 PM
    I was thinking of getting a smaller compressor but after seeing this it might be the go
  • Wideglider Posts: 698
    NSW
    Performance Poster Wideglider
    04 Oct 2019 10:54 PM
    Yeah EW, I also have a small 12V compressor that is wrapped up inside my onboard tool roll, it has saved me a couple of times out the middle of nowhere. Use it occasionally at home just to check it is still operational but to unpack/restow each time becomes a chore.
  • Stew70 Posts: 75
    Melbourne
    Stock Poster Stew70
    05 Oct 2019 07:22 AM
    I use one of those pumps too.  As well as a second gauge to double check.  Jobs done in minutes.  
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 720
    Performance Poster Grease Monkey
    05 Oct 2019 07:48 AM
    Nice pump and each to his own, I'll stick to my compressor though, open the shed door, flick switch for compressor, grab air line and pull a few meters out of the retractable real as I walk over to the bike, drop it there, grab inflator off the wall, plug into air line, remove valve caps, compressor stops on cutout, adjust pressure as needed. You might get it done quicker but it sure can't be easier. Maybe I'm lazy though!
  • Wideglider Posts: 698
    NSW
    Performance Poster Wideglider
    05 Oct 2019 10:12 AM
    Quoting Grease Monkey on 05 Oct 2019 07:48 AM
    Nice pump and each to his own, I'll stick to my compressor though, open the shed door, flick switch for compressor, grab air line and pull a few meters out of the retractable real as I walk over to the bike, drop it there, grab inflator off the wall, plug into air line, remove valve caps, compressor stops on cutout, adjust pressure as needed. You might get it done quicker but it sure can't be easier. Maybe I'm lazy though!
    Yeah GM, hardly ever use my workshop compressor anymore for tyres - all that noise just startles the dog.
    Besides, by using the floor pump I'm saving the planet.  
  • Vic Posts: 196
    WA
    Stock Poster Vic
    06 Oct 2019 01:22 AM

    Used to have a similar looking one that folded down a little that I used to pack when doing long K's.

    Does this fold down at all Wideglider.

    Use my trusty cheap ass Bunning's compressor for top ups at home that's lasted for fucking years amazingly.

  • Wideglider Posts: 698
    NSW
    Performance Poster Wideglider
    06 Oct 2019 09:23 PM
    Doesn't fold down Vic, it stays in garage. I have my little 12V compressor I take in my toolroll on the bike.HD Forums Australia - 20191006_205921.jpg

  • Vic Posts: 196
    WA
    Stock Poster Vic
    06 Oct 2019 10:12 PM
    Now that I like, be handy along with the puncture repair kit.
  • Wideglider Posts: 698
    NSW
    Performance Poster Wideglider
    06 Oct 2019 11:09 PM
    You're right, the two belong together - I have a puncture repair kit in there too. 
  • Evo Posts: 415
    S/E Qld
    Stage 1 Poster Evo
    08 Oct 2019 08:11 AM
    Quoting Wideglider on 04 Oct 2019 09:57 PMedited: 04 Oct 2019 11:00 PM
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    Old news for some I'm sure. 
    Changed my routine. Old skool handpump makes life easier, used to mess around firing up my workshop air compressor or lining up at the local servo before a ride using their sometimes dodgy equipment (with impatient dickheads in cars behind me).
    Just 5 or 6 pumps & your up to 40psi (or whatever pressure floats your boat). Both tyres done in less than 2 minutes. And yes, I have a second check gauge. $65 well spent, use it for my mountain bike too.

    Got a similar one to this, used it on the kids bikes for years.  Handy to throw in some air when you have a porous rim and still haven't gotten around to putting a tube in.

  • beaglebasher Posts: 908
    Performance Poster beaglebasher
    08 Oct 2019 08:54 PM
    Quoting Grease Monkey on 05 Oct 2019 07:48 AM
    Nice pump and each to his own, I'll stick to my compressor though, open the shed door, flick switch for compressor, grab air line and pull a few meters out of the retractable real as I walk over to the bike, drop it there, grab inflator off the wall, plug into air line, remove valve caps, compressor stops on cutout, adjust pressure as needed. You might get it done quicker but it sure can't be easier. Maybe I'm lazy though!
    Maybe ?  
    I use a cheap foot pump that takes  a good 5 minutes of pumping like fuck.
    Just to top it up to 40psi.
    I don't get too much exercise during the week so don't mind pushing myself to the extremes.
  • Baloffski Posts: 1756
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    08 Oct 2019 09:32 PM
    Good idea having manual pump, for occasions, when maybe no power, but if that happens how am I going to have my defibrillator charged up and ready to go?
    After I pumped tyres, will need it.
    I have two smaller 12 V portable compressors, one in my truck, one on bike, plus, I have a hand pump that goes to 400 psi from memory for my Fornales shocks, in saddlebag, with tool roll..Wonder how it will go putting some air in the tyres, might try that later.
    Then I have the Peerless big banger compressor in garage for any serious shit, which I love kicking in the guts, even dog doesn't mind it..
  • Wideglider Posts: 698
    NSW
    Performance Poster Wideglider
    10 Oct 2019 08:38 PM
    Quoting Baloffski on 08 Oct 2019 09:32 PM
    Good idea having manual pump, for occasions, when maybe no power, but if that happens how am I going to have my defibrillator charged up and ready to go?
    After I pumped tyres, will need it.
    I have two smaller 12 V portable compressors, one in my truck, one on bike, plus, I have a hand pump that goes to 400 psi from memory for my Fornales shocks, in saddlebag, with tool roll..Wonder how it will go putting some air in the tyres, might try that later.
    Then I have the Peerless big banger compressor in garage for any serious shit, which I love kicking in the guts, even dog doesn't mind it..
    Yeah I agree, the compressor has its place (normally just use the compressed air to clean or dry parts). - It has normally been switched off for a while, so to fire it up at 11pm just to inflate tyres? - no, I'm sure the neighbours could do all that noise & carry-on. A couple of pumps on the floor pump will do the trick. 
    Never had a compressor to pump up the tyres of my pushbike when I was a kid, got by just fine then & still get by now.
    About the dog - still a pup so slowly getting used to what's going on!
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