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Author Topic: Solid portable tyre pump needed (recommendations)?  (Read 517 times)
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« on: June 11, 2017, 09:46:30 AM »

Our first Ring unit lasted 3 years before the diaphragm blew, second ring unit now struggling as it approaches its 3rd year.

Which means that we've spent 40 odd Quid's worth on plastic & metal for about 20 of use at our convenience at home.

Looking for a good unit (that go's in boot) which will prove durable (unlike the ring brand).
I realise it means spending more, but the longevity of the award winning Ring automotive compressor digital unit just takes the p*** where poor design & landfill is concerned.

Regular car tyre capability through to bigger vehicles.
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2017, 10:29:46 AM »

I remember getting through cheapo foot pumps at one per year before mechanical failure. I asked a petrolhead at work about which pump would be durable and he recommended the Halfords brass pump. That was great advice as it is going strong after 12 years. The problem is that they no longer stock it.
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2017, 08:34:52 AM »

I have used a bike track pump for 30+ years no electricity required
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2017, 09:53:55 AM »

Gave up on foot pumps years ago and also use a bike track pump. Think it's a Blackburn and came with a lifetime warranty! 
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2017, 03:28:40 PM »

Its for our little car, used weekly so needs to be a CIG lighter 12v  unit. Alloys are degrading & so frequent top ups needed where they are pinching.
 
Yet to try cheap alloy repair option, still need a pump for general use.
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2017, 05:46:25 PM »

Hi Gus,

There's a product called Tyre Slime which I've heard of but never used.

It's designed to remain inside the tyre and seal any leaks as they appear. Know of farmers using it on Agri machines with rusty/leaky rim seals during busy periods as a quick fix during busy periods and then never getting anything further done.

Not going to help with the pump issue and the big problem with this is, to use it on a tyre-you first have to let ALL the air out and remove the valve to pour it in. A new pump will still be required but maybe it will have less work to do!

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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2017, 09:51:59 PM »

Thanks, I never knew tyre slime stayed viscose, always thought it was a valve killer, I'm behind the times! (Will speak to garage).

My garage guy mentioned this morning that the little emergency inflators coming with modern cars often instead of a spare were quite good, however he also mentioned that the replacement cost of one as around the 300 mark!  bike

The rim "scrape thing" is worth a punt at around 25 but still can't beat the ability to air up on the fly, alloys are 13 yes old 6 starting to show age.
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