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Accurate tire gauge/Best air chuck that you have found

I am pretty picky about tire air pressure on my bikes and also rear-shock pressure. That said, what Tire Pressure gauge do you use for your bikes for those purposes? brand etc. I had an older USA made accu-gauge that has suddenly disappeared, that I need to replace and am looking for suggestions. I also am curious about your favorite air-chucks?
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I tend to use a circular pressure gauge made by a company named "slime".
I have no idea as to its accuracy but I think its consistent anyway. Have you ever gone to an auto parts store and right there close to the register is a box of miscellaneous things they sell that you might need? I found this one there.
It has the virtue of being small and easy to read, use, and store.
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I had the same thing happen......up and vanished!

I currently use a basic Slime pressure gauge. I have yet to look but I would like to pick another USA made accu-gauge up at some point.
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I tend to use a circular pressure gauge made by a company named "slime".
I have no idea as to its accuracy but I think its consistent anyway. Have you ever gone to an auto parts store and right there close to the register is a box of miscellaneous things they sell that you might need? I found this one there.
It has the virtue of being small and easy to read, use, and store.
My Slime gauge also has a pressure relief button on the stem. Comes in handy and I am sure to clear it between every gauge I make because it seems to hold some pressure.
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I had the same thing happen......up and vanished!

I currently use a basic Slime pressure gauge. I have yet to look but I would like to pick another USA made accu-gauge up at some point.
Yep. Apparently a good quality USA made tire gauge is a hot commodity That gauge was accrate also. I am hoping to find another good gauge.
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My favorite... it holds the pressure until you press the release (so you're not struggling to read it while holding on the chuck). Easy to hold, and I've found it to be very accurate after years of use... It's my take-along gauge...



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You must use a "zero loss" pump/gauge on the shocks such as the following:




Bicycle shops sometimes carry them cheaper.
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You must use a "zero loss" pump/gauge on the shocks such as the following:

https://www.amazon.com/Progressive-S.../dp/B000WJEORY

Bicycle shops sometimes carry them cheaper.
Thanks just ordered one.
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I have always used Accu-gauge, currently have their digital angle gauge. Reads 1/2 pound increments.
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