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« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2017, 01:25:01 pm »


Batteries? In the gauge? Are we talking about the round gauge with a needle and a vent on the hose? Batteries?  Headscratch


All digital tire pressure gauges have batteries, the little button kind. Something has to power the digital display of the psi. Mine is kind of like this one, http://www.accutiregauge.com/talking-tire-gauge/accutire-ms-4445-b/, except they don't make my exact model anymore.

However, I think I just destroyed my formerly trusty gauge. When I went to install the new batteries I realized the gauge didn't indicate which side was positive, and I'd already removed the old batteries. So I guessed, and the gauge did not work. So I reversed the batteries, and tried again, and now it is way, way off. It tells me that my bike and my car tires are at 90 psi when I know neither of them are anywhere close to that. I assume that installing the batteries backwards did that, so I guess I'll be buying a new tire gauge today.

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« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2017, 01:39:48 pm »

The issue I have with all tire gauges is every time you check your bike's tires, the pressure goes down.
Getting an accurate pressure in the tire is a guesstimate action. Over inflate a bit and check and hope you have the right pressure.
So, if you're off by a few pounds with an inaccurate gauge, does it really matter?
 
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« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2017, 09:22:11 am »

That's why I like those accugage dials. Over inflate, chuck up, push the button to release air to target psi.
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« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2017, 10:40:49 am »

AoA to tire stems can be frustrating. Bicycle pumps have the right idea, with a way to clamp the hose to the stem. If only someone did the same thing for a gauge and hose. Gee, maybe I should be on Shark Tank or whatever.  Bigsmile
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« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2017, 09:22:39 am »


AoA to tire stems can be frustrating. Bicycle pumps have the right idea, with a way to clamp the hose to the stem. If only someone did the same thing for a gauge and hose. Gee, maybe I should be on Shark Tank or whatever.  Bigsmile


I'd never buy one. The gauge is a quick check and either add air or move on. It would hamper the task if a latch was needed.
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« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2017, 10:43:46 pm »

Not needed, but helpful sometimes. Think optional extra.
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