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Discussion in 'The Shop' started by Casey-Ryan, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Casey-Ryan

    Casey-Ryan Monkey

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    Hey guys I have a Joe Blow 2 pump and lately the gauge seems like it is way off. I casually run my tires pretty hard but I don't remember having to pump them to 60 before there was no play in the tire.

    Anybody else have gauge issues with these pumps before? I checked my tires with another pump gauge and said I was more in the 45 range so is there something wrong with the gauge or should I try cleaning out the internals.
     

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  2. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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  3. Casey-Ryan

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    By old I mean equals 6-7 months maybe
     
  4. Casey-Ryan

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    I also thought that I run stans in my tubes was wondering if that was messing with the reading.
     
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    Tire sealant could do a pretty good job on a bourdon gauge if it got inside.

    Any gauge on a floor pump is approximate at best - if I'm being compulsive about pressure I use a Topeak digital gauge I got years ago.
     
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    I've never used two floor pumps that give me the same squish-in-hand correlated to measured pressure. My joe blow at 35 happy PSI is like 40 psi on woody's pump and 20 psi on another dude's pump.

    I know where on my pump my tires are happy, so on other people's i just grab and then decide. I don't know if there's any way to adjust, but if you need a specific PSI I'd carry a calibrated gauge around with you.
     
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