Tyre pressures

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gerroffandmilkit
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Tyre pressures

Postby gerroffandmilkit » Mon Nov 19, 2012 19:48 pm

OK, so my tyres should be inflated to around 100 psi. No problem, I have a small high pressure bike pump which should do the job.
Problem is, how do I know when the said tyres are inflated to 100 psi. Is there a gauge/indicator available to tell me what pressure my tyres contain?

xscreamsuk
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Re: Tyre pressures

Postby xscreamsuk » Mon Nov 19, 2012 19:52 pm

Yep, it's on the track pump that you need to buy. Way, way easier.

yes little gauges are also available from eg Halfrauds.

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Re: Tyre pressures

Postby butcher of bakersfield » Mon Nov 19, 2012 19:55 pm

Life would be much easier for you with a track pump. Get one that handles high pressures.

Or you could just buy a separate gauge. If anything the mini pump will make for a good arm workout.

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Re: Tyre pressures

Postby butcher of bakersfield » Mon Nov 19, 2012 19:56 pm

Snap.

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Re: Tyre pressures

Postby gerroffandmilkit » Mon Nov 19, 2012 20:17 pm

Any recommendations on relatively cheap, good quality examples of track pumps guys?

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Re: Tyre pressures

Postby Calpol » Mon Nov 19, 2012 20:19 pm

I have this one - I think it was a bit cheaper back when I bought it.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/topeak-joe-blow-max-ii-track-pump/

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Re: Tyre pressures

Postby Buckled_Rims » Mon Nov 19, 2012 20:31 pm

Get a decent track pump, one that has a gauge and is capable of pumping over 100psi LOL. My first cheapy years ago couldn't get past 90 psi without the need of a hefty 2 foot jump to press it down. The Joe Blow seems to get good reviews.
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Re: Tyre pressures

Postby high tower » Tue Nov 20, 2012 16:46 pm

I have the Joe Blow track pump and its great, flat to 100psi in under a minute and thats including connecting and disconnecting. Works a treat.

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Re: Tyre pressures

Postby Nick1972 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 16:59 pm

I've this one and it works great. It inflates in 160psi and gets to 100psi in only a few pumps.

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/fp-30-foot-p ... 16505.html

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Re: Tyre pressures

Postby Fevmeister » Tue Nov 20, 2012 18:29 pm

110 at the back 100 up front. I have an m part track pump bought from tredz, been great so far!

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Re: Tyre pressures

Postby Gizmodo » Tue Nov 20, 2012 18:40 pm

Let's not start saying what tire pressures should be as it depends on the user+bike weight and the tire width.
For a recommendation for your tire pressure see http://www.bikequarterly.com/images/TireDrop.pdf

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Re: Tyre pressures

Postby Ginjafro » Tue Nov 20, 2012 18:56 pm

Gizmodo wrote:Let's not start saying what tire pressures should be as it depends on the user+bike weight and the tire width.
For a recommendation for your tire pressure see http://www.bikequarterly.com/images/TireDrop.pdf


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At a 60% / 40% split you may be surprised at how little pressure you actually require in the front tire. Try it before you criticise and I guarantee you will NOT get pinch flats or increased rolling resistance and best of all its comfy!
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Re: Tyre pressures

Postby MoscowFlyer » Tue Nov 20, 2012 20:30 pm

My Specialized Airtool Sport hasbeen going strong for ten years now, one of the best investments I've ever made and well worth every penny. The Joe Blow gets great reviews too.

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Re: Tyre pressures

Postby Simon Masterson » Tue Nov 20, 2012 23:34 pm

MoscowFlyer wrote:My Specialized Airtool Sport hasbeen going strong for ten years now, one of the best investments I've ever made and well worth every penny. The Joe Blow gets great reviews too.


What I use also. A really great piece of kit. I recently bought my brother a track pump however, and not being made of money I went for the £20 mark. I chose Parktool, and he's delighted with it, which befits my erstwhile confidence in that company and its products.

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Re: Tyre pressures

Postby warrerj » Tue Nov 20, 2012 23:36 pm

For those with an iPhone Vittoria have a free app that will give you the optimal start point for your tyre pressure (up to you to fin tune). It takes account of weight, road conditions, terrain, tyre type/construction and rider weight.


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