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do you really really need a compressor to convert a tyre to tubeless??? via the ghetto way?

i ve checked alot of thread and youtube and that seems to be the way,.... is it not possible with a maual pump?.
 

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It's possible for it to be possible ;), but it depends on your rim and tire and how well they all play together.
 

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You don't 'need' it but it really really really really helps with fussy rims. Took me 10 minutes on the compressor to seat a tire on my eastons the first time around. If you're just trying it out go ask your LBS or auto garage nicely if you can use their compressor. I find once it's beaded it can be maintained with a floor pump.
 

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A compressor is just plain nice to have. You will have fewer gray hair if you have one. Just hunt Craigs list for some pancake type compressor. There are even some good deal on low end compressors at Home Depot and the like.
 

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ziscwg said:
A compressor is just plain nice to have. You will have fewer gray hair if you have one. Just hunt Craigs list for some pancake type compressor. There are even some good deal on low end compressors at Home Depot and the like.
Or harbor freight, or northern. I agree, a compressor is indenspensible. Even if you use it for nothing more than an air gun and filling tires, its worth it. The air gun is so helpful for cleaning bikes.

I have a 8 gal compressor i got a harbor freight for 99 bucks. it works fine for home use.
 

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unfortunatly, thats probably the sort of problem that wouldn't be cheap to fix and not worth the effort. It means that the pressure sensing switch that turns on and off the compressor is broken. That is not the sort of part that is easily or cheaply available, especially if you do not know what you are doing. I would pass on that particular compressor, but you shoulld be able to find a good deal for a hundred bucks or less.

Something like this would be good for bike maintenance.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=97080
 
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