Introduction: Presta (and Schraeder) Compressor Tool
Build a head for your compressor to fill your presta valve bicycle tires. Something like this is available commercially, but I already had the blower tool, and wanted to see if I could build it at a lower cost.
Step 1: Parts List
- compressor blower tool
- Silca presta pump head. The one I got came with the barbed fitting that fits schraeder valves in addition to the press-on presta head.
- 1/4" male pipe threads to 1/8" barbed adapter.
- 1/8" plastic tubing (like for a refrigerator ice maker)
- 1/4" brass street tee fitting
- pressure valve
Step 2: Attach Tubing to Pump Head
I just pressed it on. You can use a hose clamp if you like, but I haven't had any problems using it without.
Step 3: Remove the Schrader Fitting From the Valve
Just unscrewing it reveals 1/4" pipe threads. Discard the fitting and rubber bushing.
Step 4: Assemble the Guage and Blower Tool
If you are going for the pressure guage, thread the guage into the 1/4" tee, and thread the tee into the blower tool.
Step 5: Finish
Attach the tubing with the head to the 1/4"x1/8" adapter. Again, just press it on to the barbed end. Thread the adapter into the tee, and you're done.
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