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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:09 pm

I really don't see why everyone thinks you need to lug around a compressor to use quick connects. You can adapt them onto any pressure setup, including CO2, nitrogen, bike pump, etc... very easily.

Quick connects are easy to find, easy to install, easier to use, and lose less air than a shrader valve. Unless you can't afford the $6 extra, I would go with quick connects.
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Unread postAuthor: grumpy » Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:13 am

i use quick connects and scuba tanks to air up my cannon, also carry a scuba tank in my truck , works great for airing up tires and stuff.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:55 pm

I have been fiddling with presta valves lately and I al beginning to like them as triggers on pistons.
as a fill valve they are...not so great but as a small pilot I like.
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Unread postAuthor: Necrosis » Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:50 am

What Brian means is that we have two different sizes of schrader valves.

One for car tires and one for bicycle tires and the likes.
The one for bicycle tires is much smaller and does not fit into the socket for car tires.

Allthough some mountain bikes use the car tire variant.


I think that's what he means, anyways.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:26 pm

Necrosis wrote:What Brian means is that we have two different sizes of schrader valves.

One for car tires and one for bicycle tires and the likes.
The one for bicycle tires is much smaller and does not fit into the socket for car tires.

Allthough some mountain bikes use the car tire variant.


I think that's what he means, anyways.
I think we got that already
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Unread postAuthor: battlemonkey » Sun Oct 21, 2007 12:43 am

The presta valve is what we call a high pressure valve and they are used on racing pushbike tyres and are designed to take 160+ psi
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Unread postAuthor: octane89 » Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:38 pm

I have a motorcycle tire-valve. It is interesting cause I haven't seen one like it before but here's a picture to see it.
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Unread postAuthor: williamfeldmann » Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:30 pm

@Octane

I have seen those before, and they work well except they are shorter than the normal length schraders, which could be an issue depending on your fill method.

You should be able to get those from almost any auto parts store. I asked at the NAPA here and they don't stock them but they can have them shipped from another store that does. They cost basically the same as other valves. The integral rubber also seals well to plug up the hole drilled to intall it.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:54 pm

williamfeldmann wrote:@Octane

I have seen those before, and they work well except they are shorter than the normal length schraders, which could be an issue depending on your fill method.

You should be able to get those from almost any auto parts store. I asked at the NAPA here and they don't stock them but they can have them shipped from another store that does. They cost basically the same as other valves. The integral rubber also seals well to plug up the hole drilled to intall it.
They come in a variety of sizes.
all of mine have long necks.
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Unread postAuthor: Zen/// » Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:24 am

this is a pretty nooby question, but what valve do you use for a bike pump cannon?
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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:27 am

Zen/// wrote:this is a pretty nooby question, but what valve do you use for a bike pump cannon?


Have you actually read ANY information in regards to your question?
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Unread postAuthor: Zen/// » Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:29 am

yes, i looked around, proably schrader valves but are there more then one type of them?
Or are all of them universal
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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:42 am

They are all universaly yours, it's up to yourself to figure out a way to use a certain valve- THEN post a question in regards to your findings :evil:
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