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Air Compressor Advice

Post by gsmolin on Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:54 pm

After floundering with trying to mount yet another tubeless tire on a rim today, I think I need an air compressor.

Any advice from folks who have one specifically how big of a one to get? I'm not running any air tools from it and smaller is better, but I don't want to get one too small that can't inflate the tire. What kind of flow rate should I look for?

Plus, a smaller portable one would be useful around the house filling up kiddie toys, etc.

PS The issue with the particular tire was that it didn't fit tight on the rim to begin with, and despite multiple rounds of the "Stan's shake the wheel dance" + soap suds + swearing, I had to go back to the old tire, which has a tighter fit.


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Post by Zenkem on Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:29 pm

I would think any compressor with an air tank would work; small portable compressors usually don't push enough volume. If you want a compressor just to do you tires you can do it at a Gas Station or the Auto Hobby Shop or we could do it with my compressor. I had trouble mounting one of my tires so I wrapped a strap around the center of the tire so all the air would be forced to the bead...worked like a champ but of course I have a compressor, could not imagine how hard it would be with a floor pump...

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Post by velo-doc on Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:37 am

George...let me know when you have the new compressor, and everything all figured out. I want to convert my wheels to tubeless :O) Definitely think that I'm the most technically unsavvy guy on this club!
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Re: Air Compressor Advice

Post by gsmolin on Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:13 pm

@ Mark: thanks. i think i'll get a compressor with a tank. i did some more research and there's some pretty small compressor/tank units out there.

@ Chad: no problem! i was a convert after trying to find a pinhole leak using a mud puddle a few years ago. since then, no flats + lighter wheels = win-win!

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