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Re: Foot pump
« Reply #15 on: 12 January 2019, 18:11:58 »

My Smarts have nowhere to put one

And my Merc has a soft/stretchy walled spare that lives in a space that would not take a full sized wheel. (something like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQuJZSRC4WQ)


If you ever need to fit it, get it out of the boot and start inflating it before you do anything else. It takes AGES!



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Re: Foot pump
« Reply #16 on: 12 January 2019, 18:15:05 »

.... ...

And last week I spent an eye watering amount removing all the tyres, cleaning the rims and refitting/refilling with nitrogen!  :(  :-\

I very recently replaced 2 tyres on my R Class ..... 400 kerching!  :'(

At least you got 2 new tyres.  :y  I drove off with the same tyres with some lubricant smeared around my bottom.
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Re: Foot pump
« Reply #17 on: 12 January 2019, 18:17:25 »

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I would buy a real spare wheel if a car didn't have a real spare
(never owned a car that did not have room for a full size spare  :y )

My Smarts have nowhere to put one
And my Merc has a soft/stretchy walled spare that lives in a space that would not take a full sized wheel. (something like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQuJZSRC4WQ)
That's actually pretty impressive 8)
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Re: Foot pump
« Reply #18 on: 12 January 2019, 18:18:32 »

My Smarts have nowhere to put one

And my Merc has a soft/stretchy walled spare that lives in a space that would not take a full sized wheel. (something like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQuJZSRC4WQ)


If you ever need to fit it, get it out of the boot and start inflating it before you do anything else. It takes AGES!

My Touareg has one of these,trouble is after 14 years in its flat state its not for inflating,took a garage compressor to get it to blow up when I needed it,bloody useless thing :-\
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Re: Foot pump
« Reply #19 on: 12 January 2019, 18:43:31 »


Why does Paul want a foot pump rather than a compressor?  

Maybe he's trying to shift some Christmas flab? 

I prefer the foot pump as I have never found a compressor one accurate enough.
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Re: Foot pump
« Reply #20 on: 12 January 2019, 18:46:30 »


Why does Paul want a foot pump rather than a compressor? 

Maybe he's trying to shift some Christmas flab?

I prefer the foot pump as I have never found a compressor one accurate enough.

Compressor and a digital gauge then?  ???  :)
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Re: Foot pump
« Reply #21 on: 12 January 2019, 19:24:23 »

I prefer the foot pump as I have never found a compressor one accurate enough.
Mine (inflator for proper compressor) appears to be accurate to around 0.25psi, if all my gauges are anything to go by.

Obviously, if you want a footpump for other reasons, that's a different matter. But they are a lot of faff for a gauge, which will invariably be as (in)accurate as anything else cheap and nasty.
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Re: Foot pump
« Reply #22 on: 12 January 2019, 19:41:16 »

The foot pumps available these days all have flimsy frames that bend the first time you step on them, IME. You then take them back and get them changed and next time the flimsy plastic T piece that connects the pressure gauge breaks off.

I have recently bought a reliable one, though. It was an old Dunlop Major from a vintage shop. Rescued it from being turned into a table lamp by some hipster, no doubt. ;D
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Re: Foot pump
« Reply #23 on: 12 January 2019, 21:12:46 »

Paul might be a hipster looking for a new table lamp.  :)
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Re: Foot pump
« Reply #24 on: 12 January 2019, 22:28:00 »

I bought this for my push bikes & then discovered it worked just as well for my Road bikes & cars.
The pump barrel & base are made of metal, so quite durable;
 the guage is reasonably accurate, but I always use a digi guage to confirm
The price has now dropped  from 40 to 24.
On the down side it`s a bit bulky & on a recessed valve but not be ideal.

  https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-maintenance/bike-pumps/topeak-joe-blow-sport-iii-bike-pump?request_type=bestseller
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Re: Foot pump
« Reply #25 on: 12 January 2019, 22:30:25 »

My Smarts have nowhere to put one

And my Merc has a soft/stretchy walled spare that lives in a space that would not take a full sized wheel. (something like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQuJZSRC4WQ)


If you ever need to fit it, get it out of the boot and start inflating it before you do anything else. It takes AGES!

Fortunately I've never had need to try it  :-X .....





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Re: Foot pump
« Reply #26 on: 12 January 2019, 22:44:25 »

I bought this for my push bikes & then discovered it worked just as well for my Road bikes & cars.
The pump barrel & base are made of metal, so quite durable;
 the guage is reasonably accurate, but I always use a digi guage to confirm
The price has now dropped  from 40 to 24.
On the down side it`s a bit bulky & on a recessed valve but not be ideal.

  https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-maintenance/bike-pumps/topeak-joe-blow-sport-iii-bike-pump?request_type=bestseller
I,ve got an Aldi bike pump so i will give that a go. I,ve got two foot pumps but take ages, (and i,m getting too old for such strenuous exercise ;))  Also have a Halfords 12v inflator which is still going strong after at least 10 years which i use when i feel really lazy. :D
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Re: Foot pump
« Reply #27 on: 12 January 2019, 22:52:26 »

I bought this for my push bikes & then discovered it worked just as well for my Road bikes & cars.
The pump barrel & base are made of metal, so quite durable;
 the guage is reasonably accurate, but I always use a digi guage to confirm
The price has now dropped  from 40 to 24.
On the down side it`s a bit bulky & on a recessed valve but not be ideal.

  https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-maintenance/bike-pumps/topeak-joe-blow-sport-iii-bike-pump?request_type=bestseller
I,ve got an Aldi bike pump so i will give that a go. I,ve got two foot pumps but take ages, (and i,m getting too old for such strenuous exercise ;))  Also have a Halfords 12v inflator which is still going strong after at least 10 years which i use when i feel really lazy. :D

I think it works well for my bikes  :y here`s a review

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXggZvISsng
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Re: Foot pump
« Reply #28 on: 12 January 2019, 23:59:56 »

Hmm, JoeBlow, sounds like a gay porn actor. :o
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Re: Foot pump
« Reply #29 on: 13 January 2019, 09:56:03 »


Why does Paul want a foot pump rather than a compressor? 

Maybe he's trying to shift some Christmas flab?

I prefer the foot pump as I have never found a compressor one accurate enough.
One of the problems with using a foot pump is that once you get to 17" or bigger wheels with low profile tyres on the tyre is (or should be) sealed to the rim on fitting, therefore once a tyre goes completely flat and with the weight of the car on it is breaks the seal, trying to pump up a tyre with a foot pump in this type of scenario without removing the wheel from the car can prove a bit challenging.   ;)
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