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Is there a head that I could put on a small air compressor that would fit directly onto a Presta valve.
 

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ummm no, but if you want i've done this little trick:

If you have a air nozzel blower (ie the thing that you use to blow dust and crap off of stuff), and if it his a rubber tip you can actually put the tip over the valve. You just hold the rubber around the valve and then blow air into the tire. It doesn't sound like it works but it does (i've gotten tires up past 90 psi doing that). However you can just go to the bike shop and get an adapter to put on your valve stem for like a couple of bucks and use a normal aircompressor attachment that you would use on a normal car tire or something.

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Is there a head that I could put on a small air compressor that would fit directly onto a Presta valve.
 

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GDR said:
Is there a head that I could put on a small air compressor that would fit directly onto a Presta valve.
Yup, I have a two-piece Silca head attached to a piece of hose and an NPT fitting. The pump head came from AEBike, I think - see Silca pump head, they also sell it with a hose for $1 more, and chances are you can find an NPT fitting for the other end.
The large brass piece unscrews, and leaves a schraeder head - it's not great, as the pin tends to release air before the head is on tight enough to seal, but it's not bad. Also, the rubber washer for the presta head needs to be pressed on firmly, or you may get some leakage.
Neither are huge issues, and Silca parts should be available for many years. If you want a more current head, the Topeak smarthead is only a few bucks more.
Jon
 

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GDR said:
Is there a head that I could put on a small air compressor that would fit directly onto a Presta valve.

In the past I've just used a standard Presta valve adapter, as you probably use now. But I've just found it easier to use a floor pump, that way I don't have to remove the adapter each time I want to check the pressure during filling. I don't think that a Presta compressor fitting would really ease things much. The exception is when seating a tubeless converted tire.
 

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GDR said:
Is there a head that I could put on a small air compressor that would fit directly onto a Presta valve.
Like this? Any bike shop can order this for you through QBP. Item #pu9997. Although it is too expensive for my tastes ($75), you can set the psi you require and then let the compressor do the rest until it hits your psi adjustment. One of my buddies has this and it is pretty handy.

<img src="https://aebike.com/site/images/library/catalogs/soc/prodl/PU9997.jpg">
 
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