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 Post subject: DIY Presta inflator
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:26 pm 
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friendly kitty
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I have a floor pump that does a good job setting tubeless beads (Specialized Airtool specifically for mtbs), but I got tire off pumping.

I took one of these:
http://www.harborfreight.com/pistol-gri ... 68270.html

Cut off the end that attaches to the schrader valve and than replaced it with one of these heads:
http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10 ... 1___204807

That isn't the exact pump repair part, but you should get the idea. The part must have the compression type fitting that unscrews.

Here is my new inflator:
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Works GREAT. I don't rely on the cheapo gauge from HF to be accurate, so I only use it to set the bead than I use my floor pump to set the pressure.


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 Post subject: Re: DIY Presta inflator
PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:27 pm 
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I originally used a hose coupling to attach the pump hose to the inflator hose, but the air flow was too little through the tiny little hole. :)


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 Post subject: Re: DIY Presta inflator
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:20 am 
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Nice^^

I did something similar, but with a Silca pump head. It's been working great for years!

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 Post subject: Re: DIY Presta inflator
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:33 am 
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I like! I need to do something similar. I keep screwing around with a presta adapter I have. Actually going to set up some more wheels tubeless tomorrow. Uh, can I borrow that? ;)

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 Post subject: Re: DIY Presta inflator
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:41 am 
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marpilli wrote:
I like! I need to do something similar. I keep screwing around with a presta adapter I have. Actually going to set up some more wheels tubeless tomorrow. Uh, can I borrow that? ;)


Yes, but it is a bit of a drive down south.... even worse of a ride. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: DIY Presta inflator
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:14 am 
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marpilli wrote:
I like! I need to do something similar. I keep screwing around with a presta adapter I have. Actually going to set up some more wheels tubeless tomorrow. Uh, can I borrow that? ;)

C'mon over!

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