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post #1 of 16 Old 06-20-2012, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Bike pump for a few PSI?

Hey GUys,

Can you use a bike floor pump to put a few more PSI in the tires?

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post #2 of 16 Old 06-20-2012, 07:29 PM
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That's what I do.

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Likewise. I also do the car tires. Takes about 5 minutes each for 32psi. Gets the heart rate up :mrgreen:


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That's what I do.

Goes with us when we go to enduros, too. Easier to pack verses an air tank.

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post #6 of 16 Old 06-20-2012, 10:36 PM
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I carry a small hand pump to reinflate my tires after coming off of gravel or dirt roads if I am going to be on pavement for a bit.

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post #7 of 16 Old 06-21-2012, 11:32 AM
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Look for a bike pump that pumps on both the down and up strokes, as it pushes a lot more volume than others. Anything geared towards mountain bikes will do that.

I'd recommend the Topeak Joe Blow Floor pump. About $40 on Amazon.....maybe about $50 in a bike shop.
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post #8 of 16 Old 06-21-2012, 11:55 AM
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One more here using a manual type bicycle pump. I use it for..... well adding a couple psi here or there. If it's more than 15 psi I'll use an air compressor. Nice way to get the ticker going in the morning when you have to add to both tires.
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post #9 of 16 Old 06-21-2012, 11:59 AM
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tyre pump

i also keep a 12 volt mini pump, wrapped in a towel under the seat, that plugs into my battery tender plug

twist the key, release the seat, unwrap the pump & plug it in

many of my friends have become quite dependent on it

it fits in a small sack & is about the size of a large orange, all wrapped up

if you're wondering about the size of some of the units on the mkt, just remove the nice plastic case they come in and you're set

the high end, dual action, bicycle pumps are also great solutions...

either way, keep a close eye on your pressure

good for tyre life & bike control

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post #10 of 16 Old 06-21-2012, 12:00 PM
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You can get away with putting bicycle air in your motorcycle tires, but I don't recommend it. I did this once before going out for a couple hours' ride on the weekend, and upon returning home and jumping off the bike, found that my riding gear had turned into a too-tightly-fitting spandex onesie with guady high-vis designs and sponsor logos all over it. All in all, it's a questionable (and potentially visually unappealing) type of "darkside" tire maintenance alternative.

Maybe just do this to get home in an emergency or if you want to pick and choose which traffic laws apply to you or not.

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