Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 29
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    959

    Presta air chuck

    Need a presta chuck for a standard air compressor hose fitting. Not finding one, thoughts?

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    1,293
    presta cycle, evt, park tool, air bob. make one

  3. #3
    Trail Tire TV on blogger
    Reputation: thomllama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    3,937
    ya, I took a tire inflator..
    Sears.com
    took unscrewed the hose and got one of these....
    Amazon.com: Avenir Universal Head Bicycle Replacement Floor Pump Hose: Sports & Outdoors

    triggered and has a gauge...
    I actually took off the end and put a regular 1/4 inch air line quick release in line so I can just snap a Presta or Shredder head on ... but it's kinda clunky.. works great for inflating tubeless thou!!
    Going to try and bring Trail Tire TV back. go take a look... http://trailtiretv.blogspot.com/

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    2,650
    I used that head but with the Harborfrieght inflator. That head will do both shraeder or presta at the same time so good to go with car tires too. Most prefer the pistol grip trigger

  5. #5
    Trail Tire TV on blogger
    Reputation: thomllama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    3,937
    Quote Originally Posted by Ratt View Post
    I used that head but with the Harborfrieght inflator. That head will do both shraeder or presta at the same time so good to go with car tires too. Most prefer the pistol grip trigger
    Yay, tried the harbor freight and a prestaflator which is the same as the pistol grip. The harbor freight one just broke in no time and the pistol I broke the gauge like 3 times ... the slide gauge is much more rugged for the garage!
    Last edited by thomllama; 01-09-2014 at 04:08 AM.
    Going to try and bring Trail Tire TV back. go take a look... http://trailtiretv.blogspot.com/

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    2,650
    Mine is 4yrs old and doing ok but ya the dial face on the inside is bent with no visible damage to the outside. Could have been a roommate, they can be dorks sometimes.

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    959
    Don't need a $150.00 inflator, just the chuck. Does not look like the presta cycle is a standard hose size.

  8. #8
    Trail Tire TV on blogger
    Reputation: thomllama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    3,937
    Quote Originally Posted by leeboh View Post
    Don't need a $150.00 inflator, just the chuck. Does not look like the presta cycle is a standard hose size.
    look on AMAZON, do a google search.. there are tons of diff heads... Topeak, Black Burn Adesso, all sorts...

    example...

    Amazon.com: bicycle pump head
    Going to try and bring Trail Tire TV back. go take a look... http://trailtiretv.blogspot.com/

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: sasquatch rides a SS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    4,711
    Quote Originally Posted by leeboh View Post
    Don't need a $150.00 inflator, just the chuck. Does not look like the presta cycle is a standard hose size.
    Are you just looking for a plain ol' silca chuck?
    Mountain bikers who don't road ride have no legs...
    Road riders who don't mountain bike have no soul...

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    959
    I have a silca head, does not thread into the blower handle. Maybe yall not getting my drift. Standard garage shop air compressor hose have a quick release fitting. Snaps in and out. Every car shop has a fitting that fills up schrader valves. I need a quick connect with a presta valve end. Clearer?

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation: sasquatch rides a SS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    4,711
    Quote Originally Posted by leeboh View Post
    I have a silca head, does not thread into the blower handle. Maybe yall not getting my drift. Standard garage shop air compressor hose have a quick release fitting. Snaps in and out. Every car shop has a fitting that fills up schrader valves. I need a quick connect with a presta valve end. Clearer?
    Presta inflators don't work like schrader inflators.. You need more than just the chuck to fill tubes. With a presta inflator you need some sort of trigger to regulate airflow...if you just put a presta chuck in the end of an air hose air will rush out constantly without control.
    Mountain bikers who don't road ride have no legs...
    Road riders who don't mountain bike have no soul...

  12. #12
    Trail Tire TV on blogger
    Reputation: thomllama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    3,937
    Presta air chuck-head2.jpg Presta air chuck-pumphead.jpg


    ya,.. you're gunna have to build it... ...

    you can get a head, thread it onto a air line quick release and off ya go..

    you WILL want a trigger of some sort sa a bike tire won't handle the high pressure of air from a compressor without some control.. you'll blow it up. a regular air blower will work OK but having a gauge is a big help.
    Going to try and bring Trail Tire TV back. go take a look... http://trailtiretv.blogspot.com/

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation: hankscorpio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    758
    Can you just use a presta to shrader adapter to use an air compressor?

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation: sasquatch rides a SS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    4,711
    Quote Originally Posted by hankscorpio View Post
    Can you just use a presta to shrader adapter to use an air compressor?
    Yep. And they usually don't cost much more than $1.
    Mountain bikers who don't road ride have no legs...
    Road riders who don't mountain bike have no soul...

  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation: hankscorpio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    758
    so why go through this whole mess of finding a presta chuck?

  16. #16
    Trail Tire TV on blogger
    Reputation: thomllama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    3,937
    Quote Originally Posted by hankscorpio View Post
    Can you just use a presta to shrader adapter to use an air compressor?
    yup. but sometimes they are a pain depending on the stem manufacturer.. I've had a few that I just can't get the presto valve to sit right so the Shrader head would push down enough to get a good air flow. plus they are jus a pain.. unscrew the presto valve, screw on the adaptor, inflate, unscrew the adaptor, screw in the presto valve... loose the adaptor when it rolls under something in the garage,.. spend hours digging around for it..
    drive to the local shop get another...... LOLOLOL
    Going to try and bring Trail Tire TV back. go take a look... http://trailtiretv.blogspot.com/

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation: sasquatch rides a SS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    4,711
    Quote Originally Posted by hankscorpio View Post
    so why go through this whole mess of finding a presta chuck?
    Maybe OP wants a presta chuck...
    Mountain bikers who don't road ride have no legs...
    Road riders who don't mountain bike have no soul...

  18. #18
    mtbr member
    Reputation: hankscorpio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    758
    Fair enough

  19. #19
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    959
    OK, so need air type regulator, makes sense. Unless I just set the max air output on the compressor to X psi.

  20. #20
    mtbr member
    Reputation: TiGeo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    3,404
    Here is mine. Got a prestafaltor head and just added it to existing air tools I had. Works perfectly. I have no idea why I waited so long. For tubeless...there is no substitute for air volume/pressure!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Presta air chuck-1525047_10151921089771723_1693683839_n.jpg  

    Geologist by trade...bicycle mechanic (former) by the grace of God!

    2012 Specialized Stumpy EVO 29 HT

  21. #21
    Trail Tire TV on blogger
    Reputation: thomllama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    3,937
    Quote Originally Posted by TiGeo View Post
    Here is mine. Got a prestafaltor head and just added it to existing air tools I had. Works perfectly. I have no idea why I waited so long. For tubeless...there is no substitute for air volume/pressure!
    ya, that's nice, I hated to old Prestaflator heads that didn't have the 90 degree bend, can't tell ya how many times I waste a knuckle on the spokes from that, that new one looks MUCH better!!
    Going to try and bring Trail Tire TV back. go take a look... http://trailtiretv.blogspot.com/

  22. #22
    mtbr member
    Reputation: TiGeo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    3,404
    Me too...many dinged knuckles when I worked in the shop from our straight presta gun.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
    Last edited by TiGeo; 01-16-2014 at 01:13 PM.
    Geologist by trade...bicycle mechanic (former) by the grace of God!

    2012 Specialized Stumpy EVO 29 HT

  23. #23
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    1,293
    to get a silca head onto a blow gun or whatever you need to chop the barb off the end and tap it with a 1/8npt tap. this will let you thread in plumbing fittings and what not

  24. #24
    mtbr member
    Reputation: hankscorpio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    758

  25. #25
    mtbr member
    Reputation: sasquatch rides a SS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    4,711
    Quote Originally Posted by hankscorpio View Post
    This tip works ok, but only with certain schrader chucks. Some different designs don't work well.
    Mountain bikers who don't road ride have no legs...
    Road riders who don't mountain bike have no soul...

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. presta valve chuck for air compressor
    By rmoore in forum 29er Components
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 02-25-2014, 05:53 PM
  2. Cheap Presta Chuck that works great!
    By cman8 in forum Tooltime
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-23-2013, 03:17 PM
  3. Chuck CR-FS
    By rosbif in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-21-2012, 08:07 PM
  4. Brain Cramp - Presta Chuck
    By RSWMTB in forum Tooltime
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 08-26-2011, 07:35 PM
  5. Chuck
    By Andy aka Rut in forum California - Norcal
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-18-2011, 07:00 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •