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Ghetto tools
« on: October 21, 2013, 10:59:16 am »
My new headset press. It's more heavy duty than my last version, I bent the 50mm washers! The nuts on this are 30mm.

It works a treat, one cup at a time, easy!

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PaulF

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Re: Ghetto tools
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 01:26:15 pm »
For those times when a track pump doesn't have enough oomph: my tubeless inflator


photo 2.JPG by paulfulford, on Flickr


Old coke bottle with 2 valve stems in the lid, on the one with the tube the valve is removed. The pipe is connected to the tyre and clamped, the bottle pumped to 3 bar, the clamp released and whooosh! the tyre seats on the rim.


P.S. Don't try this at home!!

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Re: Ghetto tools
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2013, 04:29:02 pm »
For those times when a track pump doesn't have enough oomph: my tubeless inflator


photo 2.JPG by paulfulford, on Flickr


Old coke bottle with 2 valve stems in the lid, on the one with the tube the valve is removed. The pipe is connected to the tyre and clamped, the bottle pumped to 3 bar, the clamp released and whooosh! the tyre seats on the rim.


P.S. Don't try this at home!!

Genius and much cheaper than a compressor!
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Re: Ghetto tools
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2013, 04:32:22 pm »

Genius and much cheaper than a compressor!

Can't claim credit for it I'm afraid as I got the idea from a thread on singletrackworld

Re: Ghetto tools
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2013, 04:34:02 pm »
How much pressure will it hold before it blows :D
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PaulF

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Re: Ghetto tools
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2013, 04:50:01 pm »
How much pressure will it hold before it blows :D

There's really only one way to find out :)

Re: Ghetto tools
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2013, 04:52:24 pm »
If you're not back on tonight, I'll keep an eye on the news for any unexplained explosion headlines!
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Re: Ghetto tools
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2013, 06:26:07 pm »
My new headset press. It's more heavy duty than my last version, I bent the 50mm washers! The nuts on this are 30mm.

It works a treat, one cup at a time, easy!



that is a thing of beauty!  :)
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Re: Ghetto tools
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2013, 06:42:28 pm »
Tis a thing that saved me £45 for a 'proper' press :D
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Re: Ghetto tools
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2013, 03:12:54 pm »
Ob bottle compressor - why not just fit the cap and jump on the bottle.. ( calculates that for a 32mm tyre that would be about 1-1.5 litres of air, so the best you could get would be 2-3 bar from atmospheric.)
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Re: Ghetto tools
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2013, 03:42:51 pm »
My tubeless tyres are 2.5" MTB tyres so I need more volume to get them to seat properly