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    Am I being thick- tyre pressure related

    I have just taken delivery of an Oxford digi gauge thing. I have just tested my tyre pressures and I hope the machine is broken or I am being thick.

    My psi in my Nate is reading as 180 psi which is equating to 19.33 bar. I assume this reading is incorrect as my tyre should have blown up well before 180psi Or am I being thick and missing something?

    Ps I have followed the instructions to the latter.
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    Sure there's not a decimal point in there? 18.0 psi would make sense, at 180, i'm sure the tire, tube, or wheel would have failed at some point.

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    Nope the decimal is after the 180. I am sure it don't work but just making sure I am not missing something
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    If it's 180, stand well back
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    If it's 180, stand well back
    And put a video camera on it! this will be youtube gold!

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    Are you sure it is on the psi setting?

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    I sense the gauge is faulty as nothing exciting has happened.
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    You must have one hell of an air pump!
    Whatever floats your bike, dude

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    25psi in these tires/rims is like 65psi in a reg. mtb set-up... you'd be lucky to reach 100 without an explosion. And a very load (potentially dangerous) explosion at that. Don't have time to tell the story right now... but these things are bombs when over inflated! Better get another gauge and see what's going on.

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    Those gauges read in multiple units. If by chance you have it set to kPa by accident, your reading of 180 kPa is equal to about 26 psi. 26 psi is still pretty high for a fat bike tire, but within the realm of possibilities. Just a thoguht.

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