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Just thought i'd share my latest gadget with you!

I find checking the tyre pressure and filling with air on our bikes to be a real pain due to the spokes.......and I have now found the answer:

http://www.motrax.co.uk/index.php?mod=product&id_prd=205

Got it this morning and it's a great piece of kit!
It's a pain in the ass to find a tire gauge to fit, even some of the alloy wheels (Carrozzeria). Tried several types of tire gauges, but none worked satisfactorily.

I finally got a truck tire gauge with a long shaft and, eyeballing it, just bent the shaft in a vice to what I thought would be the proper angle. I still have to stick the end of the tire gauge through the front brake rotors to get it onto the valve stem, but it works reasonably well.
 

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I've been using an Accugage tire gauge with hose --- works just fine for checking tire pressure:

http://bit.ly/2gsMnC

The real PITA is trying to use the gas station air hose to fill tires. The rear is cramped, but not too bad. The front definitely requires some cursing in order to be done right.
 

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My first attempt with a gas station air hose ended up as a dismal failure and me being out 75 cents. Since then, I've just used my bike-shop quality floor pump and have figured out how to position the connector so it's not too difficult to remove when I'm done. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being impossibly difficult, I'd say it's about a 2 for the back and 3 for the front - more of a minor inconvenience than real pain in the a**, especially since it only seems to require air about every 3 weeks and will probably require it even less frequently once the weather cools down.
 

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If you have alloys, there is no excuse not to get 90 degree valve stems installed (at least on the front).

Cheers.
Dumbass me had one of those and gave it away...not thinking....:eek:
 

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If you have alloys, there is no excuse not to get 90 degree valve stems installed (at least on the front).

For those who still have tubes, I suggest carrying around one of either of these, and using when you need to fill-up:

http://www.calmoto.com/SHOP/71111239258.html

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/45-degree-valve-extenders/2106

Cheers.
Yeah Goeff, the 90deg screw on valve stems are good but they are bloody HUGE and can get difficult to carry on long rides.
I have included a pic of one sitting beside my DesmoSedici to show scale.



No smartarse comments about the dust and spider webs please...
I havent had time to get her out for a blast lately :D

Seriously. They (screw-on extensions) are a very handy product and cheap enough that everyone can afford them - Just dont leave them on when you ride.

Greg.
 

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Yeah Goeff, the 90deg screw on valve stems are good but they are bloody HUGE and can get difficult to carry on long rides.
I have included a pic of one sitting beside my DesmoSedici to show scale.

Greg.
Surely you could put some ST bags on the D16RR to carry it. :D

Between your post and the one from Mooner about the voltage "rectum fryer" I have had all I can take today!

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Yeah Goeff, the 90deg screw on valve stems are good but they are bloody HUGE and can get difficult to carry on long rides.
I have included a pic of one sitting beside my DesmoSedici to show scale.

Greg.
Your DesmoSedici has been sitting so long that it has cobwebs. :sleep:
 
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