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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:34 pm 
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I am currently running tubeless setups on all my bikes, i work in the motot trade, so have access to a compressor at work, but its a bit of a P.I.T.A. taking loads of wheels into work to top them up etc..

anyway, thinking of buying a compressor for at home - want to keep cost down to a minimum though, can anyone recommend anything thats going to be up to the job?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:24 pm 
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I use a portable Koala oilless that runs off the jeep when needed, overkill for just filling MTB tyres though.

One of those wee electric jobbies would do it, the only problem I find with those is the gauges are balls.

Ebay should see you one for a tenner.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:20 pm 
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Pykey inflator, works, costs about 9p![/url]


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:46 pm 
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I've always managed with a track pump. If the tyre bead is a bit loose then I just put an extra wrap of tape around the rim bed. It's always worked so far.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:53 pm 
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Cheers for the advice!

The pikey one looked interesting! I'm a fan of bodges, but ended up getting a proper 24l compressor!


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