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Old 01-25-2013, 02:50 AM   #31
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So, who here really inflate a empty tire with a hand pump?
how long takes?
and I'm talking about GS tires, not those tiny cross bikes tires...
About 300 strokes to get to "not flat" so you could ride long distances at low speed. About 3x that to get to highway pressures.

The BIG plus is that they are hellish reliable. You'll end up with forearms like Popeye though.

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Old 01-25-2013, 05:36 AM   #32
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It took me 6 minutes to get a 4.60X17 from 0 to 30.

I didn't count the strokes though.

The way I see it is I save about a pound of packed weight, some room in the bags, and gain reliability. In trade it might take me an extra 2 to 4 minutes to air up a tire. How many flats do you really get? I rarely get them. The weight I saved could be replace with a bottle of water if you so choose, which odds are would be far more useful than an electric pump you might only use once or twice a year.

I guess I get lucky, every flat I've gotten on bikes has been at or near a gas station. I've never had one go flat, just been stopped for something and see a nail or something sticking out. The last one was in the garage wheeling the bike in, heard the nailhead clicking on the concrete.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:09 AM   #33
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I have burned up 2 of the little Slime pumps then bought an Aerostich. The Aerostich has been holding up well so far. I wouldn't trust the slime pumps if you are going into remote ares. I also always carry a bicycle hand pump as well if I head out alone.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:10 AM   #34
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After reading and thinking about, start making sense: 4 to 5 minutes pumping towards a large piece of Eletrical device using my space, that I may never use (knock, knock, knock) or even worst: do not work whe. I may need it...
I'm start looking for a manual pump that throws lots of air...

Any ideas?
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:03 AM   #35
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After reading and thinking about, start making sense: 4 to 5 minutes pumping towards a large piece of Eletrical device using my space, that I may never use (knock, knock, knock) or even worst: do not work whe. I may need it...
I'm start looking for a manual pump that throws lots of air...

Any ideas?
Look around at bicycle shops, see what they have. I saw a few nice ones for under $40. Mine was $10, but I'm cheap sometimes. Sporting goods stores sometimes have bicycle stuff like this also, probably closer than a dedicated Bike shop

All typos and misspellings blamed on my phone.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:32 AM   #36
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I have burned up 2 of the little Slime pumps then bought an Aerostich. The Aerostich has been holding up well so far. I wouldn't trust the slime pumps if you are going into remote ares. I also always carry a bicycle hand pump as well if I head out alone.
+1 for an electric pump and hand pump as back up.

Looking for a great high volume hand pump.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:57 PM   #37
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Around $25.00:

http://www.topeak.com/products/Pumps/MountainMorph

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Old 02-03-2013, 07:24 PM   #38
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I have the Slime one as well, model 40001. Has it's own case and I use a small bungie to attatch a tire plug kit. Plugs right into the battery tender SAE pigtail.

+1. Different plug kit however.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:27 AM   #39
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This is what I found and it works well. Comes with a zip up bag with leads and attachments

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Old 02-04-2013, 07:53 AM   #40
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Buy a cheap compressor think mine was a Walmart Campbell hausfeld(sp) gutt the fucker and shove it in a stuff sack with whatever patches you use for your tires and ride on. Looks almost identical to the aerostitch but costs 10 bucks
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:58 AM   #41
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I have this one from SLIME
http://www.amazon.com/Slime-40020-Ti.../dp/B002ZC1EOM

And even after being completely submerged under water for several minutes it still works just fine. Just don't rely on the pressure gauge on it - it wasn't even accurate pre-submersion)
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:12 AM   #42
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Comparison of foot operated and electric pumps. http://www.twistedthrottle.com/origi...pump#pumpsizes
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:34 PM   #43
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Comparison of foot operated and electric pumps. http://www.twistedthrottle.com/origi...pump#pumpsizes
A group buy of these would result in their being less than $7.00 per unit before shipping and taxes. Minimum 50 units, however.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:47 PM   #44
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I have the Slime one as well, model 40001. Has it's own case and I use a small bungie to attatch a tire plug kit. Plugs right into the battery tender SAE pigtail.

I bought this exact set-up yesterday. SLIME 40001 and a tire repair kit with the two t-handle reamer/insertion tools and some rubber cement. I then bought a cheap 'shaving travel kit' which holds both the air compressor's pouch (minus all of the optional power cords except the SAE cable), plus the tire repair kit. Fits nicely in one of the notches in a saddle bag on my ST1300. I also plan to put it in the truck when my son and I go riding the canyon and river trails this summer.
I haven't had a flat tire in 30+ years of riding. Investing $52 in this gear will either insure I never have one, or I will suffer a rash of them. 250 miles today were flat free!
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:52 PM   #45
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A group buy of these would result in their being less than $7.00 per unit before shipping and taxes. Minimum 50 units, however.
or you can buy them individually
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