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    presta valve chuck for air compressor

    I can't get my 29'er tubeless rear tire to re-seal after a flat. I saw a bike mechanic's set-up and he had a presta valve chuck attached to his air compressor. I asked where I could buy one and he didn't know. I guess he wants me to bring the tire to him to fix. Anyone have any ideas about this? I've checked on-line and can't find what he has.

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    I purchased a brass fitting that screws on to the Presta valve but for the life of me I can not remember where I got it. Might have been ***** Sporting Goods. I've used it once, it worked.
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    Thanks! I think I have what you are talking about. My problem is that I need to remove the core of the presta valve to allow more air in to set the bead of the tire. My air compressor only has a chuck that fits shraeder valves.

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    presta valve chuck for air compressor

    I have this one, works very well:
    http://www.prestaflator.com/

    The other popular one is the air bob.


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    I use this with my standard schrader valve filler I purchased at the wal mart
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    2013 Specialized Carbon Camber Pro 29er (Warranty frame and other stuff)
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    Park makes one too.

    Park Tool Co. » INF-1 : Shop Inflator : Hand Pumps

    I made one of my own using this fitting that came with my compressor and using the end of a pump hose that I had lying around and a hose clamp.
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    Just use the above listed presta to schrader adapter. You will get plenty of air flow even with the valve core in place. It's the method I use and I've never had a problem. Plus, presta chucks are ~$50 and an adapter is about a buck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgtjim57 View Post
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    Use one of these^^^^^^^

    with one of these (ball foot chuck):

    Air Compressors & Tools | Blow Guns & Air Nozzles | 1/4" Female Ball Foot Air Chuck | 634174 - GlobalIndustrial.com

    These look like they would flow gobs of air, but they dont:

    Air Compressors & Tools | Blow Guns & Air Nozzles | Legacy™ Straight-On Tapered Chuck Inflator, 12In. Hose, Brass Indicator | B644238 - GlobalIndustrial.com

    Just thread the adapter on barely enough to seal and it wont try to unscrew the valve core from the stem. Works great.

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    I have these attachments. I think the one with the trigger might work best.

    Thanks! I'll post what ends up working.

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    Will this work with the core removed from the presta valve?

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    I have this one, works very well:
    Presta Air Compressor Bicycle Inflator, fits both Presta and Schrader - Prestaflator.com

    The other popular one is the air bob.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nater View Post
    I made one of my own using this fitting that came with my compressor and using the end of a pump hose that I had lying around and a hose clamp.
    I did this... cut the head off an old pump that was trashed and plugged it onto an air gun (pictured above).
    If I'm setting up a new tubeless install I usually take the core out, in which case you can just use that black rubber cone thing.
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    Amazon.com: Alloy Chuck 25.0 Presta Valve Super Pista Floor Pumps for Disk Wheels: Sports & Outdoors

    That has been my solution. It worked well once I got it sorted out. My review is on the product page.

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    presta valve adaptor for air compressor problem solved

    I finally got what I needed to solve this problem. I think it may be just like the prestaflator product, but I couldn't get an answer concerning whether the air would flow with the core removed from the presta valve.

    Anyway, below are the photos and it works great.

    Thanks for the replies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmoore View Post
    I finally got what I needed to solve this problem. I think it may be just like the prestaflator product, but I couldn't get an answer concerning whether the air would flow with the core removed from the presta valve.

    Anyway, below are the photos and it works great.

    Thanks for the replies!
    That's a good setup. I have the Prestaflator. I really hated the crappy head that they put on it (the same as your Silca connector) so i wound up picking up a universal presta connector:

    Amazon.com: Topeak SmartHead Bicycle Floor Pump Upgrade Kit: Sports & Outdoors

    If you get tired of smashing your hand into the brake rotor trying to remove the Silca connector, it's an easy upgrade.
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    Thanks. Yeah, I noticed when I used it that I had to use some force to get it disconnected. I'm just happy it does what it's supposed to do. My bike mechanic wouldn't tell me where to get a set-up like this. I guess he wanted me to continue coming in to have my tubeless tires set.

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    I've got one that I bought from my LBS. I'll take a pic of it tonight.
    Let's make like a Bike and get the Huck outta here...

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    Before i got mine i asked around at a few shops. A couple of guys honestly couldn't tell me where to get something similar...finally one shop told me they paid a couple hundred bucks for their "professional" presta inflator gun. I think there just aren't many options out there!

    The silca connector works just fine! It has its quirks. When you get tired of it, there are upgrade options
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    You're right. I finally had a bike mechanic tell me that I could get a presta chuck like his for $150. I paid $22 for the one I'm using, and it works fine.

    Thanks.

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    The park tool one is definitely not the most robust one. The shop I work in has two that need constant relubing and babying to keep them functional. Called Park asked them why the valve always gets stuck or leaks, response was to service it regularly. For a shop quality tool needing to be serviced every 3-4 days and seals/grommets replaced i went back to using a normal auto style chuck with the adapter.

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    presta valve chuck for air compressor

    I use this with a Schrader adapter and it works great, with one minor alteration: I unscrewed the brass grabber tip and removed the check valve that's inside floating around. This allows for two things: (1) Higher flow through the hose and (2) actual system (tire) pressure on the gauge.
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    didn't read the beginning of this thread but the 3 or 4 LBS around me have a little bin of them on the counter.

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