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Cheap compressor vs. air canister for tubeless tire seating

Old 02-02-23, 10:50 AM
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Iíll agree to moderately inconvenient, but thatís my final offer.
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Old 02-02-23, 03:09 PM
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I bought a floor pump charge canister. It works fine but if I had the space I would have bought a quite air compressor instead. I still want to get one.

I would get something like this. These brand supposed to be pretty quiet.
https://www.harborfreight.com/2-gall...sor-64596.html
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Originally Posted by sean.hwy View Post

I would get something like this. These brand supposed to be pretty quiet.
https://www.harborfreight.com/2-gall...sor-64596.html
Youíd better hope so, because one that small will run constantly.

Iíd suggest doubling tank capacity to 4gal at a minimum, and getting max pressure up to 150psi with at least 3scfm at 90psi. Itís just always ready and way nicer to use, both for the volume to hit tires quick and not to have the damn compressor running all the time. Call me sensitiveÖ
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Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
I've seated all my tubeless tires...road bike, fat bike, mountain bike with a hand pump.
I have won every race I entered, including the Tour de France, the Giro de Italia and the Coors Classic. My best race with the US Championship in Philadelphia, I was on lap 10 before the others had even completed a lap.
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Originally Posted by vespasianus View Post
I have won every race I entered, including the Tour de France, the Giro de Italia and the Coors Classic. My best race with the US Championship in Philadelphia, I was on lap 10 before the others had even completed a lap.

Really? Wow! So, what does this mean for your future? Do you think it will make it easier to get sponsorship?
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Old 02-03-23, 03:14 PM
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When my last truck had tires that required 80 PSI there were very few compressors capable of providing that amount of pressure. For seating a tubeless tire I would buy a $63 Airshot tank that I can fill with a regular bike pump. If I had a bike shop then a compressor would make sense and I would look into a high pressure one for faster fills. Another option is a Lezyne Over Drive or similar air pump that has a separate air reservoir to send a blast of air into a tire but the Airshot is more appealing to me as most of the time I am putting air into a tire with a tube of adding air to a tubeless tire.
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I went through this same debate about a year ago. I ended up going with a track pump that has a storage canister attached to it. You fill the chamber, then flip a switch to empty the canister to mount the tyre. My thinking at the time was that I am not mounting tyres on a frequent enough basis to justify the air compressor. Whereas with the track pump I could use it daily. Also, I did not have the space to store the air compressor.
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With some saying they do not have space for a compressor, this may be a viable solution
https://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-D55140..._t2_B004285RLS
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I made one out of an empty fire extinguisher. It was a fun rainy day project* and works very well. I have the air chuck attached to the hose of the extinguisher so it blasts air when I pull the trigger as if putting out a fire.

*plus, I'm "frugal"
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On the Dewalt 1 gallon, it's interesting that Amazon labels it 69 dB sound level. The manual lists sound power at 83.5 dB and sound pressure at 71.0 dB.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_power
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Old 02-06-23, 03:25 AM
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Originally Posted by NoWhammies View Post
I went through this same debate about a year ago. I ended up going with a track pump that has a storage canister attached to it. You fill the chamber, then flip a switch to empty the canister to mount the tyre. My thinking at the time was that I am not mounting tyres on a frequent enough basis to justify the air compressor. Whereas with the track pump I could use it daily. Also, I did not have the space to store the air compressor.
That's the route I went, too. It also has the added bonus that I can take it in the car as well.

I got a Brand X one capable of 240psi for $75, and it took the full 240psi to get my WTB riddler 700x44's fitted which was a surprise.
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A CO2 cartridge works but this one is better. I have some rims that are almost impossible to mount and seat. Others I can mount with my hand but I have never been able to seat the bead with my hand pump. Rather than buying a special pump, I decided get a compressor. Since the new continental tubeless leak so much, airing up every two days is very quick.

CALIFORNIA AIR TOOLS 4620AC

Powerful 2.0Hp Ultra Quiet & Oil-Free

Air Compressor

2.0 HP (Rated/Running)

4.6 Gallon Aluminum Tank

6.40 CFM @ 40 PSI

5.30 CFM @ 90 PSI

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Originally Posted by GhostRider62 View Post
CALIFORNIA AIR TOOLS 4620AC

Powerful 2.0Hp Ultra Quiet & Oil-Free

Air Compressor

2.0 HP (Rated/Running)

4.6 Gallon Aluminum Tank

6.40 CFM @ 40 PSI

5.30 CFM @ 90 PSI

Now thatís a good one! Iíd wanted to get that one myself, but decided that $430 was a bit more than I wanted to spend and the performance a bit more than I needed. Had I been a little more flush with cash (rather than unemployed! Haha!), I would have gotten it rather than the $250 Husky 4.5gal dual-tank from Home Depot. I do like that the Husky is wheeled, but in practice, itís tucked in its spot and thatís where it stays since I have plenty of hose on a reel. I also figured that if it breaks, itís super easy for me to run it up the street to HD for replacement or whatever. Knock on wood, it has been running just fine! But yeah, that California is a rocker!
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The "quiet" specs for air compressors are bogus. This is compounded by the noise from a compressor where you will be standing only a few feet away. With decibels a "80 dB" rating is 10 times as loud as 70 dB. With my home air compressors I wear ear protectors to protect my hearing. My cheap air compressor cost me $415 and my better compressor cost $1500.

For trail flats I would rather carry a tube for a tubeless tire to get me back home and then use something like a cannister pump to reseat the tire. I need to replace the CO2 air regardless.
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Old 02-06-23, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
Now thatís a good one! Iíd wanted to get that one myself, but decided that $430 was a bit more than I wanted to spend and the performance a bit more than I needed. Had I been a little more flush with cash (rather than unemployed! Haha!), I would have gotten it rather than the $250 Husky 4.5gal dual-tank from Home Depot. I do like that the Husky is wheeled, but in practice, itís tucked in its spot and thatís where it stays since I have plenty of hose on a reel. I also figured that if it breaks, itís super easy for me to run it up the street to HD for replacement or whatever. Knock on wood, it has been running just fine! But yeah, that California is a rocker!
A little overkill for tires but I also used it to re-roof a structure on my property and also some other work that saved me a several/many thousands in labor thereby allowing me to justify spending it on wine and other essential foodstuffs.
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Originally Posted by Calsun View Post
The "quiet" specs for air compressors are bogus. This is compounded by the noise from a compressor where you will be standing only a few feet away. With decibels a "80 dB" rating is 10 times as loud as 70 dB. With my home air compressors I wear ear protectors to protect my hearing. My cheap air compressor cost me $415 and my better compressor cost $1500.
I dunno that I’d call them “bogus,” because of the three I’ve owned and two or three more I’ve used on loan from friends, there is a *huge* difference between loudness levels of traditional compressors and “quiet types.” But yeah, to your point, even the quiet ones I don’t enjoy having running while I’m standing nearby, but the way to defeat that is with larger tank capacity. That’s why I said, upthread, to the person who posted about a 2gal quiet compressor that it had better be, because a tiny tank under 4gal will have the compressor running constantly. No bueno; I think we can agree on that! If I had space for more than 4.5gal, I’d take it, irrespective of how quiet the compressor was claimed to be, but at least the Husky I have is quiet enough— claimed 65 dBA— that at three or four feet away, it’s nowhere near loud enough to demand earplugs or even discourage normal conversation.
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