Looking for a decent tire pump - bicycle hand pump style. No outdoor outlets for an air compressor , so I'm looking to replace my not-so-handy hand tire pump . The one I have is at best 'ok' ( a wallyworld special )- real tough to get it locked on to the valve stem and once it's locked on(after leaking out 10 psi ) takes around 30 pumps to reclaim the 10 + 25 pumps per 5 psi . I know I'm probably asking a bit much of it but it's what I have to work with . Besides they are light and fit in the car for those last second psi adjustments
Any recommendations for a decent, long lasting & garaunteed-to-add-air-not hiss-most-of-it-out tire pump ?
I've got a Top Peak Joe Blow pump, and while it is a terrific pump, the valve fitting infuriates me nearly every time I use it for the reason you stated. Today I bought a tire chuck for my air compressor however and it is the most simple and effective valve fitting I've ever used, with a little spring loaded clip that only takes one hand and light thumb pressure to operate and lock on. It makes me wonder why such things don't exist on hand pumps.
Harbor Freight has a white big bore long stroke hand pump that I find works very well up to 100 psi into a 10 gallon air tank gives a nice workout and it has an outside cylinder that moved up and down and gets hot at the top and a good clamp on nozzlewhich doesn't leak. It can beat the typical 12 volt powered air compressor.
This is for inflating car tires?
I use a 5 gallon air tank, the original tire inflator hose replaced with a ~2 foot hose with a typical air tool quick-connect on the end. I fill it off my compressor, but one could just as easily fill it with a small plug-in air pump... It would take longer, that's all.
The quick connect lets me attach air tools such as an impact gun to take off a wheel's worth of lugnuts, or an inflator. For tires, I use a nice Harbor Freight inflator, the long tire chuck thing replaced with one of the spring clip chucks that Snax mentioned.
The tank is a bit bulky to carry around in the car, so I guess that tosses it to the back of the pack, option-wise, but I thought I would throw it out there just the same.
I have a 5 and a 10 gallon and it is a lot faster inflating and quieter too with the 10 I put the female quick connect air hose fitting to accept the pressure regulator and valve chuck or longer hoses.