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    Can anyone recommend a presta adapter for an air compressor?

    For sealing up tubeless I've been using an presta adapter (https://www.amazon.com/Slime-23042-A...g-goods&sr=1-9) but it's a pain to use - have to turn the presta valve just right or it doesn't work and the schrader adapter leaks if not held perfectly straight

    The only thing I can find is Prestaflator but I don't really want a gauge

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    I use my small compressor with a piece of flexible plastic tubing attached to the blowing/dusting nozzle. Remove the valve stem, seat tire with air, put the valve back in, re-inflate and test for seal before adding tubeless brew of your choice.
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    I have had this one for a few years now and have never had any problems with it.

    Prestaflator Mini - Bicycle Tire Inflator - Presta Air Compressor Tool https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B014PXMF..._NXATDbRRNR3NQ


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    I like the Topeak Twin Head.

    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=topeak+twinhead
    Do the math.

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    ok seeing some more options now. looks like this

    https://www.amazon.com/Prestacycle-R...17577732&psc=1

    will work with my existing schrader adapter for the air compressor

    https://www.amazon.com/EPAuto-Heavy-...188864&sr=1-21

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoise View Post
    For sealing up tubeless I've been using an presta adapter (https://www.amazon.com/Slime-23042-A...g-goods&sr=1-9) but it's a pain to use - have to turn the presta valve just right or it doesn't work and the schrader adapter leaks if not held perfectly straight

    The only thing I can find is Prestaflator but I don't really want a gauge
    Really don't need to use any type of adapter. Just remove the presta core all together when seating/sealing your tires(beads).

    With the presta core removed you just have to tilt the compressor nozzle as you are pushing it on to the stem. You get much more air flow this way with the core removed. Once tire beads are seated reinstall cores and use a floor pump from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoise View Post
    ok seeing some more options now. looks like this

    https://www.amazon.com/Prestacycle-R...17577732&psc=1
    We call that a crack pipe and use it for inflating aero disc wheels which don't have clearance for anything else. It'll work, but it wouldn't be my first choice.

    Any decent air chuck off a floor pump (or replacement for one) can work well. You just have to adapt its hose to connect to your compressor.
    Do the math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by In2falling View Post
    Really don't need to use any type of adapter. Just remove the presta core all together when seating/sealing your tires(beads).

    With the presta core removed you just have to tilt the compressor nozzle as you are pushing it on to the stem. You get much more air flow this way with the core removed. Once tire beads are seated reinstall cores and use a floor pump from there.
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    This is, by far, the best method for rapid inflation and sealing of tires

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    I only use compressor when seating beads of new tires and these have always worked fine for me. I remove valve cores to get highest air flow to seat beads.
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    You all are geniuses. Removed the core and super easy to setup tires. My only complaint now is sometimes the valve cores are hard to remove and hurt my delicate fingers. Anyone know of a tool that would slip over and make it easy to remove?

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoise View Post
    You all are geniuses. Removed the core and super easy to setup tires. My only complaint now is sometimes the valve cores are hard to remove and hurt my delicate fingers. Anyone know of a tool that would slip over and make it easy to remove?
    Several options. My tubeless repair kit comes with a tool on the bottom. However I usually use a regular spoke tool like this:
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