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    Talking Tire Gauge

    Can’t find one of these with a average search of the wide world.

    I bought my first (of 2), maybe, at a National Rally by mistake, looking for my first digital guage. Mistake as in “What’s that noise ?”. Well, who in the world would even buy, much less want such a thing.

    Me, that’s who. It turned out to be very handy and a time saver for me, as well as fairly accurate.

    Anybody seen “Talking Guages” for sale lately. If they didn’t “go over”, then does anybody know where they put all the guages that didn’t sell ?

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    I have long favored the bourdon type of pressure gauge over the digital type. No batteries. Here is an example of such from Amazon -

    https://www.amazon.com/Accu-Gage-Pro...0747T3MLQ?th=1


    Following is a nice video that explains the operation of a bourdon type of pressure gauge.




    I also found this video on the making of a bourdon type pressure gauge. One imagines that the device shown in the video would cost more than $20. -

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    Quote Originally Posted by 72r60/7 View Post

    I bought my first (of 2), maybe, at a National Rally
    Roadgear used to sell a talking gauge.

    https://www.webbikeworld.com/roadgea...-gauge-review/


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    That was interesting to watch. Thank you. I have two "expensive" examples of this type of gauge and choose which to use based upon the bike's wheel. On the GSA I can only use one of them because of the size of the chuck and spoke interference; on the K1300S either works fine. I'm always pleased when they read within 1/2 lb of each other.
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    Stevie Wonder uses one for his bike. I just look at mine. If I can't see the result, I probably shouldn't be riding today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friedle View Post
    Stevie Wonder uses one for his bike.
    Stevie Wonder rides a bike???? Yikes.
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    Pressure

    I thought about training the wife but decided I did not need that kind of pressure

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    Quote Originally Posted by royce View Post
    Stevie Wonder rides a bike???? Yikes.
    I saw him driving a bus in a movie...
    BMW R bike rider, horizontally opposed to everything...

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    Hey, thanks folks.

    The Walmart guage looks promising, partly cause it may be the only one.

    The Roadgear is what I have. Unfortunately the Web site is from 2005. Ah, the good old days !
    I did follow that path a few times over the last few years. Is Roadgear still in business ?

    What happened to the post from the person that was critical of my desire for a talking guage. Sounded like he had a hard time accepting any opinion other than his own. Sad really.

    Charlie

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    Quote Originally Posted by 72r60/7 View Post
    Hey, thanks folks.

    The Walmart guage looks promising, partly cause it may be the only one.

    The Roadgear is what I have. Unfortunately the Web site is from 2005. Ah, the good old days !
    I did follow that path a few times over the last few years. Is Roadgear still in business ?

    What happened to the post from the person that was critical of my desire for a talking guage. Sounded like he had a hard time accepting any opinion other than his own. Sad really.

    Charlie
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    That Roadgear gauge was good and accurate and easy to use on the GS with it’s valve locations and close proximity to the spokes. Sadly mine finally gave up the ghost too.
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