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      Quote Originally Posted by Dev11 View Post
      but went for the one foot pump instead
      Can the foot pump be used for car tires ? Roughly 32psi on an average .

      I have a foot pump for my daughters cycle and that also i find it a chore to operate.

      OR you have Muscles of Steel. and yes i am totally out of shape (btw round is also a shape)

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      Quote Originally Posted by kane View Post
      you have Muscles of Steel.
      Not of "steel", but yes I have a "still" body since last 20 years!

      Yes, I have successfully topped up upto 30-31 psi, as also measured by the standalone air pressure gauge, not the digital one. And, yes, I need .change the working leg couple of times.
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      Yah, I agree with Nomad. With tubeless tire, puncture probability has really come down. Foot pump ?? I am not sure whether I will be able to put 32-33 psi.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Cheeta@NH View Post
      Yah, I agree with Nomad. With tubeless tire, puncture probability has really come down. Foot pump ?? I am not sure whether I will be able to put 32-33 psi.
      You'll really need muscles of steel to operate foot pump for car tyre. This was told to me by some other gearhead here.

      BTW, i have kept coido electric compressor for emergency. Creates a lot of noise but is enough for emergency. Though i must say i have serious doubt on its durability. Costed me 650 rs from local shop.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Cheeta@NH View Post
      Foot pump ?? I am not sure whether I will be able to put 32-33 psi.
      I said "a top-up" and not filling upto 30psi into "a flat tyre"!

      Topping up 2-4 psi is not a problem but you will sweat a little bit for sure!


      Quote Originally Posted by Sarav Sandhu View Post
      Creates a lot of noise but is enough for emergency.
      My friend has one. Noise and the time taken were the reasons behind I dropped the idea. I think, I had mentioned this long back somewhere in the forum, probably in the ownership thread.

      After all, I will be having a spare wheel for a flat tyre (one only) in emergency. For the regular top-up of 2-3 psi, it can be managed with foot pump or car can easily be driven to the shops.
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      What is the cost of an inflator ?

      RS 650 to RS 1800/-

      What is the cost of a tyre refill or. Top up ?

      Rs 2/- x 5 tyres = RS 10-/

      What is the frequency of Top up ?

      For me it is once a month = Rs 120 per year = payback period of 6 to 15 years

      Does it really make sense to buy it ?

      Yes, probably if I live in a farm house or village away from towns and cities. If I am travelling on a long road trip around the country or to Himalayas it makes sense to buy it to avoid any emergencies. If I am having a huge SUV or MUV where one needs lot of efforts to change a tyre, it makes sense to top up using such inflator and keep moving till you find a tyre repair shop.

      For small cars, sedans, city dwellers who only go from office to home 90% of their vehicle ownership! who sell the vehicle before 6 years it does not make sense to buy it IMO.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
      For small cars, sedans, city dwellers who only go from office to home 90% of their vehicle ownership! who sell the vehicle before 6 years it does not make sense to buy it IMO.
      Don't agree with this or the ROI logic. Even if you just go to office and back, imagine seeing a flat early morning or when starting back from the office parking. The inflator will help you fill air and drive to the nearest puncture repair shop rather than sweating it out. 1k for convenience, even if it it used once a year is worth it IMO.

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      Quote Originally Posted by jaguar View Post
      Don't agree with this or the ROI logic. Even if you just go to office and back, imagine seeing a flat early morning or when starting back from the office parking. The inflator will help you fill air and drive to the nearest puncture repair shop rather than sweating it out. 1k for convenience, even if it it used once a year is worth it IMO.
      That's the reason why i purchased it. It is a must device for office goers like me who do occasional drives to hills

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      Quote Originally Posted by jaguar View Post
      imagine seeing a flat early morning or when starting back from the office parking
      Wouldn't the use of 5th tyre be better in this case.

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      Quote Originally Posted by deuxBEER View Post
      Wouldn't the use of 5th tyre be better in this case
      Spending 15 minutes hearing the noise of the inflator is a lot easier than placing the jack, unscrew the wheels, putting the spare and tighten them. Just my Opinion.

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