Absof....in'utely, incandescently angry.
Yet again I've failed to get a Stans setup to work properly.
Back in the day I used to use UST tyres on UST rims. Worked brilliantly, but the rims were narrow and heavy. (or wide and REALLY heavy)
So i bought into the Stans hype. In this case - on my big bike, I've got Flow rims and want to run a UST tyre on the front, so yellow tape only and a dual ply non-ust on the back with the rim strip. This is a setup I've run before, and once inflated, works perfectly.
Normally, I can just about get them to inflate with much cursing swearing and heaving on the track pump and using neat fairy round the bead, but it's always a ball ache, I HATE doing it - everything gets covered in fairy and is slippy, and I have to 1/2 murder muyself to get enough pressure going. Takes teh best part of an hour, and I always end up losing my temper over it.
This time, no joy. And at 1745 on a Saturday night, I've just managed to snap the top off my track pump and in the same process take out the low hanging florry tube in my workshop. So i've now got a lake of neat washing up liquid with a sprinkling of glass in it, and a buggered track pump flooding my worlshop, and I can't go out tomorrow on the bike I've just put £300 worth of new bits on (hell, there's best part of £100 worth of frigging tyres!). The tyre was a tight fit on the rim, and I thought it might even go up dry (had to use the big tyres levers to get it to pop on. But no. Defeated by a frigging bike tyre.
It's absolutely destroying me, that something so damn simple as pumping up tyres should be so unbelievably difficult (especially when full UST was so easy). Tubes isn't an answer as I'd have to run DH ones to avoid pinch flats, and that just makes the bike awful to ride (been there, done that). Do I seriously have to spend £100+ on a compressor, just to blow up some damn bike tyres???? (In reality it's going to be nearer double that to get a compressor that's poky enough to justify it's existance in other ways)
(I've seen assorted bodges with lemonade bottles. Not really interested in those, as the idea of it failing in a confined space doesn't really inspire me.)
Is there a simple, clean, easy, cheap way, that just, f...ing works???
(and yes, if you really feel the need, you can roll out the ancient Badger photo)