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Tire Pump
« on: September 29, 2020, 10:46:58 AM »
I'm looking for a good quality manual tire pump for car and motorcycle tires.

Totally fed-up with cheap pressure hose fittings that fail at the pump or at the air stem valve or both after 6 months of use.  I don't really want an air compressor.  A handheld pump with a screw valve connection should work just fine.  (I'm not against a motorized cordless pump if it has durable fittings, but I got 2 arms that work perfectly fine.)  I hate those cheap push-on pressure-hose chucks.  I had a hand pump that lasted 30+ years until the rubber hose rotted.  Since then I've been through a half-dozen handhelds; the best of which lasted 2 years.

What do you use?  Recommendations please.
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Re: Tire Pump
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2020, 12:01:01 PM »
I use this: https://www.aerostich.com/a-to-b-utilities/tools/tire-repair/tire-repair-kits/co2-power-kit.html

only used it a couple times, but seems to work alright.
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Re: Tire Pump
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2020, 12:45:03 PM »
Aw thanks, but I have an inflater kit for emergency road repairs.  (Works well, although thankfully, I've only used it on other people's tires.)  What I need is a pump for pre-ride routine duty.
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Re: Tire Pump
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2020, 01:56:56 PM »
Have you looked at Bicycle shops for high quality, high volume pumps?  With Fat Tire bikes getting more popular you could find what you're looking for.

But really a pancake compressor is sooo much easier  8)

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Re: Tire Pump
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2020, 02:15:03 PM »
The hose end chucks are replaceable...  no?
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Re: Tire Pump
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2020, 02:41:47 PM »
I have one of these in the garage, mostly for bicycles and such but works on M/C tires well too. although I usually just use the compressor..

https://www.nashbar.com/park-tool-pfp8-home-mechanic-floor-pump-blue-black-pfp-8/p319341
« Last Edit: September 29, 2020, 03:24:39 PM by Black Hills »
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Re: Tire Pump
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2020, 02:53:55 PM »
But really a pancake compressor is sooo much easier  8)

QFT. We have a large, ancient compressor in the garage, but we bought a small pancake compressor for the RV. Turn on RV generator, plug into outside plug of RV, pump up flat tire or check air pressure on the truck and trailer. Easy-peezy, lemon squeezy....
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Re: Tire Pump
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2020, 02:07:06 AM »
Have you looked at Bicycle shops for high quality, high volume pumps?  With Fat Tire bikes getting more popular you could find what you're looking for.

But really a pancake compressor is sooo much easier  8)

I used a bicycle pump for years-foot pump type.

Now I use a handheld, rechargeable. It is reliable and easy. Not this model (mine's a Von Haus) but this sort of thing https://www.amazon.co.uk/Oasser-Compressor-Inflator-Cordless-Motorcycles/dp/B081R6H8VC/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?ie=UTF8&aaxitk=KFWcvfb0sDrhOM16yVtjGA&hsa_cr_id=4040511030202&ref_=sbx_be_s_sparkle_mcd_asin_0
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Re: Tire Pump
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2020, 11:49:46 AM »
Thanks for the input.  Lots of possibilities.  I have no problem buying a 12V or battery operated pump.

What I want to avoid is those push-fit flip chucks.  It seems like everybody uses them but they just don't last.  The chuck on the pump that just failed on me was about 2 years old.  Don't think I've ever had one last much longer.  So any pump I but that uses that type of chuck will probably have to be replaced in 2 years.  I was hoping someone knew an alternative solution.  The best alternative becomes a 120V compressor with a storage tank with quick disconnect replaceable fittings.
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Looks to me like a pancake compressor might be the best option, or this Dewalt [link] currently unavailable Runs on portable battery, 12-volt car or household AC. Has a high-pressure hose screw-on connector for tires and a separate high-volume hose for inflatables.

However, I found 2 cheap portables with screw on valve connectors and I think I might buy one of them as a quick interim solution.   
« Last Edit: September 30, 2020, 12:28:15 PM by Skee »
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