buying a pump-gauge or no gauge?

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Postby thm » Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:30 am

Ok thanks.

As long as its safe to do so. There are far too many numbers been thrown around.
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by BNA » Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:01 am

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Postby Bnej » Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:01 am

The 35-40 range is normally safe for high volume tyres. You ought to be able to at least go to the bottom of the recommended pressure range on the tyre.

If you're riding on road with fat knobblies then putting more air in can make it easier.
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Postby Mulger bill » Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:28 pm

If you think 55psi is low, try one of these...
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It's the Hanebrink ETB, IIRC, they recommend about 15psi, tops.

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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:41 pm

Mulger bill wrote:If you think 55psi is low, try one of these...
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It's the Hanebrink ETB, IIRC, they recommend about 15psi, tops.

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Postby bigbuzz73 » Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:10 am

stated wrote:sooo...
I am buying a compact pump with no gauge, where do i find an adapter so i can check the pressure at the petrol station? searched ebay but couldn't find it.

The shop I work at have them for a couple of dollars. let me know if you want one and I'll pop one in an envelope for you.
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Postby stated » Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:19 pm

Thanks for wanting to help, I actually already got one, the servo nearby has a gauge that goes to 100psi (tested it with the mtb)or more but when I tried with the presta valve using the adapter I could put in air but couldn't get the gauge to work, I think its not hitting the tip of the valve or something.
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Postby stryker84 » Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:49 pm

stated wrote:Thanks for wanting to help, I actually already got one, the servo nearby has a gauge that goes to 100psi (tested it with the mtb)or more but when I tried with the presta valve using the adapter I could put in air but couldn't get the gauge to work, I think its not hitting the tip of the valve or something.


you probably know this, but if you're running the standard knobblies on the MTb, you really don't want to be riding at 100psi... should be somewhere about half that.
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Postby stated » Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:00 pm

Yes I know, I dropped the pressure to around 55psi.
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