Inflating a tubless setup- anyone used a air compressor at a petrol station
Done it plenty of times. Not particularly fast inflation but a step up from the track pump on the odd occasion I can’t get it up by hand. Saves a trip to the LBS too, which is 15 minutes away versus 2 for the local garage. Have never had to resort to anything other than track pump or local garage.Posted 4 years agoeviljoeSubscriber
Depends what kind of compressor they have. Tescos/sainsburys kind that you pay for no good. Old family run Garage I used to go to had a proper compressor with an air tank, that did it no problems at all….
Til they were run out of business by the Sainsburys garage down the road…
🙄Posted 4 years agostimpySubscriber
Agree on the old-style air compressor ones – garage round the corner from me has one and it works a treat if the tyre’s being a barsteward. Couple of quick blasts to get it mounted on the rim then back home with the trackpump to get to the pressure I want without going OTT and blasting the thing off the wheel.Posted 4 years agoahwilesSubscriber
there is an ‘inflate from flat’ option on the noo-fangled air supplies.
it’s still crap though…
shermer75 – Member
I thought about this. Do you rock up with all the parapehanlia? Ie washing up liquid solution and tyre milk?
that’s how i did it, 1 tyre actually went up, the other not so much.
i now use my trusty ghetto-bomb.Posted 4 years agobarrykellettMember
Used to pay the odd visit with fairy liquid, core remover, shraeder adapter.
Then I wised up and made a Ghetto inflator.
Just buy a fizzy pop bottle and be done with it.
I bring it to races with me in case I need to change tyres before the race etc. Has never let me down, even on tyre/rim combos that I had difficulties with at an old skool garage air line. I think the rush of air in is faster than the garage compressor, but obviously in a much less sustained style, but enough to get the seating started.Posted 4 years agodibboidMember
Go to your local car tyre garage they will use their air line. If it can mount a bmw x5 tubeless tyre then a 2.2 mtb tyre shouldn’t be a problem. I got some tyres fitted I was taking to the owner and he rides a Marin and was considering tl and he said I can take my tyres there whenever I want to blow up foc! Whoop! 🙂Posted 4 years agodibboidMember
Read an article a few years ago where a bloke did this…tyre and rim exploded
probably the very old tubed commercial tyres ie 10.000×20 split rim that the newer tl 11r22.5 superceded as the old split rim used to dislodge and blow clean off the rim and it was a heavy bit of metal that went flying with 110psi behind it. They were known to kill/severely injury people.
But a bike tyre I doubt as mine went boom add I put to much in too quickly and it blew straight off the rim with stans fluid decorating myself and the inside of the local the garage. (Not the same one as mentioned above) 😳Posted 4 years ago
Im back. It didnt work. Fullstop. Then I pressed the flat tyre symbol. Bingo immediately it inflated and seated. Its sat on the drive at the moment 5m’s from the house 😆Posted 4 years ago
Question a tiny slither of the rubber rim strip is showing inbetween the rim/tyre. A prob? Im talking 1mm and about 10cm around the rim.
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