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Old 11-22-2012, 05:16 PM   #16
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This one...

....claims "Low Noise".

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00915309000P

Black Friday sale.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:18 PM   #17
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Another Sears Black Friday compressor deal...

....Cheapest of the bunch with a nail gun:

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00915206000P

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Old 11-22-2012, 05:22 PM   #18
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I've got that craftsman and its great. Don't count on it being quiet though.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:24 PM   #19
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Here's the Harbor Freight one...

....Black Friday deal....$40!!!!

http://www.harborfreight.com/3-gallo...sor-95275.html
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:39 AM   #20
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Hey guys,

thanks for all your input. I have to say, there doesn't really seem to be much consensus here :). Quite a range of opinions.

To answer a few questions,

1/ Yes, I'll be changing my own tires in the future, so it would come in handy there, too.

2/ I saw that cyclepump ad, and it looks like a great deal, but I already have that dvd, so not as much of a sale for me :).

3/ I was surprised to see so much support for bicycle pumps, so thanks for the input, glad to learn that so many of you are using them. I share a house with a few bicycle enthousiasts, and between all of us, we have 4 quality floor pumps, all different brands. None of them are any use because there isn't enough clearance for the nozzle lever. I tried to remedy that by buying one of those 90 degree valve stem extensions. That works, but it's fussy and leaks a whole bunch of air when you connect or disconnect it, so it's harder to be sure of exactly how much is in the tire. Also, all the pumps we have seem to go to very high PSI; the gauge dial has a scale up to over 200 psi, so it's quite hard to read accurately around the 30-40 psi range that's useful for me. Perhaps I need to buy a 5th bicycle pump??


Anyway, thanks to everyone. I'm still not sure what to do, but I'll sleep on it!




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Old 11-23-2012, 05:31 PM   #21
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There is a consensus....

....read through the posts and several of us own the Sears unit you first asked about and we all recommended it.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:57 PM   #22
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I've got that $40 HF compressor. Works great. Not very loud, either.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:24 AM   #23
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Craftsman Air Compressor

I've had that model for about 1 year and it does everything I need from filling tires to occasional light duty air ratcher. Noisy if you are standing next to it but I generally stretch the hose out to where ever the bike or car is so the noise is not a big deal. Go to your local HF and pick up a 15" Goodyear hose, a couple of sets of fittings and whatever air chuck fits your wheels best. The one that comes with the compressor is almost impossible to use on the FJR. I bought one with a 45 degree double chuck and then bent the pipe so make it easier to fit on the valve stem.
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