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Post  biscut on Sun Dec 30 2012, 18:39

...thinking it would be really easy to inflate the front tire much the same as I do on my car...however, no matter which way I tried to put the nozzle onto the valve then the discs kept getting in the way on both sides, am I just being thick or is there a knack to it ? Didnt want to bend the valve over too much just in case I did some damage to it...does/did anyone else have this problem or is it just me being enept ?

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Post  Radar on Sun Dec 30 2012, 20:18

Go to local bike shop and buy a 90degree angle adaptor for the valve
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Post  MrNutt on Sun Dec 30 2012, 22:04

it can be a right bugger to work it round the discs but it is doable, all about getting the right angle i find, but radar's idea is a pretty darngrootintootin one
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Post  Radar on Sun Dec 30 2012, 22:55

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Post  ScoldedCat on Mon Dec 31 2012, 00:15

That's exactly what I use (for when I'm not at home using a foot pump).
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Post  HEHORE on Mon Dec 31 2012, 09:16

I put the valve at the bottom and feed the nozzle down from the top inbetween the wheel and disc, but just think there have been studies that say most petrol station pumps are not accurate and can be out anywhere upto 20 psi !!!!
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Post  biscut on Mon Dec 31 2012, 09:48

thank you very much for the link Radar, have ordered a set. I sat there trying to feed the hose through every which way I could think of but after looking back and seeing three cars queued up waiting for air I gave up and went home LOL
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Post  biscut on Mon Dec 31 2012, 09:51

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I put the valve at the bottom and feed the nozzle down from the top inbetween the wheel and disc, but just think there have been studies that say most petrol station pumps are not accurate and can be out anywhere upto 20 psi !!!!

Yeah, I think you are right on that one, certainly for one of the Tesco machines close to me, went round on the car topping up and thought all was ok until I got the car serviced and found that on the report then all the tires were under inflated by the same amount, only a small amount but shows there is a difference. Might be more sensible/accurate for me to get a foot pump me thinks.
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Post  biscut on Mon Dec 31 2012, 09:54

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:That's exactly what I use (for when I'm not at home using a foot pump).

yeah, think I will pop out later and just get a foot pump, has to be easier. At least it proves that I wasn't just being daft with the hose though, gave me some hope LOL. Is it the same on most bikes or is it just the T'cat that has this design "feature" ?
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Post  YZFJohn on Mon Dec 31 2012, 10:39

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:That's exactly what I use (for when I'm not at home using a foot pump).

yeah, think I will pop out later and just get a foot pump, has to be easier. At least it proves that I wasn't just being daft with the hose though, gave me some hope LOL. Is it the same on most bikes or is it just the T'cat that has this design "feature" ?

Foot pump & Digital Pressure Gauge. I slip both in the role bag when away for weekends (well did before Black October). BooBoo
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Post  biscut on Mon Dec 31 2012, 11:05

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:That's exactly what I use (for when I'm not at home using a foot pump).

yeah, think I will pop out later and just get a foot pump, has to be easier. At least it proves that I wasn't just being daft with the hose though, gave me some hope LOL. Is it the same on most bikes or is it just the T'cat that has this design "feature" ?

Foot pump & Digital Pressure Gauge. I slip both in the role bag when away for weekends (well did before Black October). BooBoo

oooo good thought re digital pressure gauge, will grab one of them too :-)
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Post  Snowcat on Mon Dec 31 2012, 11:25

I have a digital gauge permanently under my seat. Whenever I top up I always check with it.

The old pumps at supermarkets/petrol stations etc used to be notoriously inaccurate but it was supposed to be that now we have to 'pay for air' they had to be regularly calibrated however this is not the case!!

When I recently had new tyres fitted I checked after they were inflated and they were 5lb out, the fitter assumed because he'd paid a lot for the gauge it would be accurate, always best to check.

You can buy a Motrax one for about a tenner (cheaper if you have an old George Whites nearby) with a carabiner end that you can clip to a strap under you seat or just keep it in your jacket pocket, simples!!

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Post  biscut on Mon Dec 31 2012, 11:37

for that price and size then its worth having just because I think :-)
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Post  johnelcoat on Mon Dec 31 2012, 11:57

Aldi had some digital gauges in the other day £4.99, must be worth a punt?

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Post  biscut on Mon Dec 31 2012, 13:01

says on the top of that "special buys 20th dec 2007" ? LOL will have a look for something later on when I finish work, ordered a foot pump online as the shops round here are manic again today.
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Post  johnelcoat on Mon Dec 31 2012, 14:01

There was loads in our local aldi yesterday? green smile
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Post  biscut on Mon Dec 31 2012, 14:28

pah, now you tell me ROFL pokefun
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