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    Presta Valve Questions

    Hey I am new to the presta valve and want to know what everyone is using to air up this type of air valve?
    Is there a hand or upright pump available with a low pressure gauge on it?
    Is there an air chuck available for a compressor?
    Thanks
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    Any bike shop will have a adapter that is just a little nipple that will screw on os you can air up the tire with a regular chuck. Don't know about the foot pump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boatracer View Post
    Hey I am new to the presta valve and want to know what everyone is using to air up this type of air valve?
    Is there a hand or upright pump available with a low pressure gauge on it?
    Is there an air chuck available for a compressor?
    Thanks
    i use 2 methods, my floor pump that has a gauge or the adapter mentioned above for my compressor.

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    Some pumps will have a selector feature so it can work with either type of valve. Certainly a great feature for one that you bring along on rides.
    Whatever floats your bike, dude

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    Can anyone recommend a pump with a low range gauge?

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    specialized airtool MTB goes all the way from 0 to 70. its a high volume/low pressure pump designed for seating tubeles tires. i'm getting one when i get my moonlander.
    also: it does presta and schreder valves.

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    bjfalken Where did you find that pump? I cant seem to find a source to get one

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    I replaced my old pump head with one of these, does both Schrader and Presta without any fiddling:
    Universal Cycles -- Problem Solvers Air-Bob Universal Pump Parts

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    its new for 2013, we have the pretty green one here at the shop already.
    Specialized Bicycle Components

    any specialized dealer should have/be able to get you one. the specialized pumps are really nice, we have been using an airtool pro for shop use for a season and a half. they are solid and have an aluminium core handle. the pressure release valve on the handle is nice too.

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    I would like to see a picture of the gauge. Can I buy one through you?

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    i bought a Bontrager Charger that works great with my Pug and my road bike.

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    unfortunately we don't do any mailorder sales stuff, but where are you? there can't be a specialized dealer too far away.... heres a link to bikerumor showing some 2013 stuff, look down a bit, you'll see the pump and a bit of the guage
    2013 Specialized Component & Gear Highlights – S-Works Shoes, Pumps, Aerobars, More! - Bike Rumor

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    What range does the gauge have? Looking for a pump with a gauge that will read below 10 psi

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    I use my regular floor pump and pack pump, fat tyre pressures are so low that it doesn't really take that much time to fully inflate a fat tyre. I bought one of the mechanical low pressure gauges featured in post #20, works well:
    What's a good fattire pressure guage?

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