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    cordless inflator options?

    I'm a mechanic and looking for this for race use, but can't find many options:

    Sears.com

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    Craftsman 20V Lithium Ion Drill Driver: Build It with Sears
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    Craftsman High Pressure Tire Inflator: Help At Hand At Sears


    any other options?

    looking for 120 PSI max, and good gauge.
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    I would be surprised if these would be any faster than a good Lezyne or such floor pump.

    The absolute fastest thing you can use is a portable air tank. I've had one for years, and used it to seat tubeless tires until I got a good floor pump.
    11 Gallon Portable Air Tank

    Do you want to use it for road bikes too? It has a max pressure of 125psi, so isn't going to fill a lot of bike tires to 120 psi.

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    Looking for this for a race start line.

    dont want a tank, too big to move around

    dont want to floor pump, too much work for 20 bikes..


    any other options that anyone knows about?
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    All of the race techs I know (which is a lot of them) use the first option you've found. Cut the chuck off and replace with your prefered pump head. They are handy in CX pits, in the back of neutral support cars and for that finicky rider that thinks they need more air 5 minutes before the start. They won't outright replace a pump but they are a great addition to one. I know probably 2 dozen people that run that system and they've all been happy. Only downside is that you need batteries, which require a charger and that can add some bulk to the kit. Not a big deal if you're driving but I fly away to most of the races I work so I've never bothered to acquire one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by customfab View Post
    All of the race techs I know (which is a lot of them) use the first option you've found. Cut the chuck off and replace with your prefered pump head. They are handy in CX pits, in the back of neutral support cars and for that finicky rider that thinks they need more air 5 minutes before the start. They won't outright replace a pump but they are a great addition to one. I know probably 2 dozen people that run that system and they've all been happy. Only downside is that you need batteries, which require a charger and that can add some bulk to the kit. Not a big deal if you're driving but I fly away to most of the races I work so I've never bothered to acquire one.

    thanks. Do you know anyone that has used option #2? I prefer that one for races as its a drill as well. but the main priority is the inflator.
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    I don't. If you're going to lug around the motor and support items you might as well have a drill and impact as well. Seems like the better overall option.

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