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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:40 pm 

Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:17 pm
Posts: 115
Location: near Seattle
Putting a standard presta-to-schrader adaptor on the valve core gives a taller, wider-circumference cylinder for pliers to grip. After tightening the core, the adaptor comes off easily.

Saura mon coeur que mon cul poise.

adapted from Rabelais

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:02 pm 

Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:24 pm
Posts: 26
Location: Czech Republic
I highly recommend SKS Rennkompressor with EVA head. The head is able to stand more than 17 bars even on threadless valve extender.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:46 pm 

Joined: Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:12 pm
Posts: 213
Location: seattle wa
+1 Hirame. Costs as much as a whole pump, but whatever pump you put it on becomes a superhero.

PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:47 pm 

Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2006 2:27 am
Posts: 1226
Location: Grosse Pointe, MI
I have a more recent Silca superpista (7 or 8 years old?) with the wooden handle and a bell shaped brass and plastic presta head. (It ends with the brass ring encompassing the washer.) Never had a problem. The washer wears out over time. I've replaced the head once, but I think you can just replace the washer.

I do find it works best with unthreaded valve stems. But it works with pretty much every kind of tube I've used.

"I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened of old ones." -- John Cage

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:57 am 

Joined: Wed Mar 01, 2006 1:49 pm
Posts: 363
Location: Chilterns, England
speedwobbles wrote:
+1 Hirame. Costs as much as a whole pump, but whatever pump you put it on becomes a superhero.

+2. 150 psi into a disc wheel becomes a one handed operation. Best money I've spent on cycling in years.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:33 am 

Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:49 pm
Posts: 1590
Location: Near Horgen, Switzerland
Surely for travel use, the idea is to pump your tyre at home with a track pump, then only top it up if necessary using your frame pump? If you use butyl tubes, the tyres will only lose a couple of psi each day, so you could start at 120psi, then last a whole week quite easily.

The old-school continental pro solution is to use a Zefal HPX (an all-aluminium pump with locking head) stowed parallel with the top tube or seat stay if your frame is 56 or below, or seat tube if larger.

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