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    Default Here's a power tool you don't need

    I was watching Scheldeprijs and Roubaix videos this weekend and in one of them saw a team mechanic using a battery powered pump. I immediately went down to Home Depot and got one. 20 bucks, comes with a plastic presta adapter. The gauge goes up to 150psi but I think it would be a struggle. I topped off everything, its awesome. But I will probably cut off the provided head and splice in a decent one that works with anything.



    Funny thing is, I enjoy the "exercise" of a floor pump and reject the concept of many power tools (including this one) as useless non-sustainable crap we don't need... How will I live with my hypocritical self?

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    There is no such thing as a bike tool that you don't need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    There is no such thing as a power tool that you don't need.
    Ftfy.


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    The slippery slope to an e-bike then a motorcycle then a car.....

    Don't do it man!

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    I was going to make some crack about that leading to having arms like Andy Schleck. Pumping up tires is about the only triceps work some cyclists get.

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    My tires take like 5 pumps each once a week...I think it'd be more effort to get this thing out, plug it in, pump to correct pressure, unplug it, and put it away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskerdont View Post
    I was going to make some crack about that leading to having arms like Andy Schleck. Pumping up tires is about the only triceps work some cyclists get.
    I'll have you know my noodle arms are aero.

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    It takes the Ryobi 18 volt batteries. If I didn't already have all that gear it would make even less sense than it already does!

    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWheelsDC View Post
    My tires take like 5 pumps each once a week...I think it'd be more effort to get this thing out, plug it in, pump to correct pressure, unplug it, and put it away.

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    Tell me about it! What have I become???

    I love motorcycling almost as much as acoustic motorcycling, but I am scared to death to ride here with all the traffic and need to get rid of it. I've helped many cyclists out of a jam out in the sticks when I was on a motorcycle. They are always bewildered to find I am packing bike tools, which work equally well on a moto. Having extra snacks and drinks always makes riders far from the nearest 7-11 happy too. I gave a couple beers to two international cycling tourists in the Owyhee Desert once. They were beyond grateful.


    Quote Originally Posted by KLizotte View Post
    The slippery slope to an e-bike then a motorcycle then a car.....

    Don't do it man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anomad View Post
    I love motorcycling almost as much as acoustic motorcycling, but I am scared to death to ride here with all the traffic and need to get rid of it. I've helped many cyclists out of a jam out in the sticks when I was on a motorcycle. They are always bewildered to find I am packing bike tools, which work equally well on a moto. Having extra snacks and drinks always makes riders far from the nearest 7-11 happy too. I gave a couple beers to two international cycling tourists in the Owyhee Desert once. They were beyond grateful.
    I don't suppose I could convince you to follow me around everywhere on your motorcycle? I could pay you in beer.

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