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Old 11th March 2011, 00:05   #121
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Thanks for the info sagarpadaki.

Would be great if you could tell me,
how long its gonna take to fill the air completely on a deflated tyre using this (assuming person is continuously foot pumping, without getting tired )?
Also, how much it costs in India?
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Thanks for the info sagarpadaki.

Would be great if you could tell me,
how long its gonna take to fill the air completely on a deflated tyre using this (assuming person is continuously foot pumping, without getting tired )?
Also, how much it costs in India?
I have not tried to fill in a fully deflated tire but it fills up a inflated tire pretty fast.also the stand on which it lies is very good.it grips the surface pretty well and does not jump around in recoil as most pumps do.you can mail michelin india to find out the cost or its availability in your city.
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I am also interested in the Michelin foot pump. I will try emailing Michelin India today to find out more about it. In the meanwhile, if anybody does find out about its cost and availability, please post here. Thanks.
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I have soldered the wires back & the contraption's working now, I've also added a switch near the motor. This "compressor" could've been packaged much much better. It's as sophisticated as a child's toy & I don't think it deserves its asking price of ~ Rs. 600...
Even looking at the exteriour quality, it does not seem to be worth 600. But some sellers are selling at bit lower on eBay.in at least.

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The piston was very lightly greased, & it was the cylinder itself (more than the motor) which was getting hot. I've now lubricated the piston with lithium grease & done away with the cowling, it appears to be working much quieter & cooler now.
Hmmm... if thats all it took to make it quiter and cooler, then shame on the manufacturers for not doing it. But really, how long will the grease adhere to the piston/cylinder? Does not sound remotely reliable for even moderate amount of use. But users like sgiitk have reported 5 ish years life, which sounds li'l reassuring. But that will depend on how much time it runs in that time.
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Does not sound remotely reliable for even moderate amount of use. But users like sgiitk have reported 5 ish years life, which sounds li'l reassuring. But that will depend on how much time it runs in that time.
Mine is still working after 5 years. Only use it for emergencies though. Bought from ebay for some 750 bucks or so.
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^^^Thats might be the catch. I need one that will at least keep 8 tyres topped up. Don't know if this li'l thing will be upto it...
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^^^Thats might be the catch. I need one that will at least keep 8 tyres topped up. Don't know if this li'l thing will be upto it...
No, this is not a replacement to the regular top-ups from petrol pumps. Use it for emergencies and it will serve you good.
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I think only the Tropicool one looks sturdy and can be used for regular use. But it is almost 5 times the price of a normal cheapo one. Anybody has any experience with it? Good part is it has 1 year replacement warranty. I desperately need an inflator for regular use (once in two weeks or so).
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I am also interested in the Michelin foot pump. I will try emailing Michelin India today to find out more about it. In the meanwhile, if anybody does find out about its cost and availability, please post here. Thanks.
Here you go:
Find Your Merchandizing Items / Michelin Boutique / About Michelin / Home - www.michelin.in

Price: Rs 3190/-
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Here you go:
Thanks for the link.
Here in Paris, Pricing is good (30 EUR). Also, this looks sturdy and reliable than other foot pumps.
I will be getting one while coming back to india
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That is super expensive. Around Rs. 3190/- for the foot pump and another 2440/- for the pressure gauge. The Tropicool powered inflator looks better for Rs. 3200/-. What do you guys think?
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~3k for a foot pump is robbery! One can get such items for ~200/- in market. Ofcourse there's difference is quality but 3k is just too steep.
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That is super expensive. Around Rs. 3190/- for the foot pump and another 2440/- for the pressure gauge. The Tropicool powered inflator looks better for Rs. 3200/-. What do you guys think?
Michelin foot pump comes with a Pressure gauge.
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Michelin foot pump comes with a Pressure gauge.
......and will last a lifetime.

I was going to get one. But unknowingly after driving around for a month with 4 nails in my tubeless tyre I gave up on the plan. Tubeless tyres always give you a distance of at least 100+ kms to drive before losing air. So pump not really needed in my case.
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No, this is not a replacement to the regular top-ups from petrol pumps. Use it for emergencies and it will serve you good.
I need it for regular use... else its of li'l use to me. Anyway, my usage will not be frequent as I need to top up only once in 2 months or so in case of car and maybe once a month for bikes. Lets see how it handles that...

Its too much hassle to fill in petrol pumps. Besides I usually go late, and even in 24 hr bunks the air is never available for 24 hrs. Often they simply shut it down at 6 to 8 pm.
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