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the advantage with helium is that your tyres wont need inflating as often, as less of it escapes through the tyre
oh an talkin of tyre inflation, is it just me who cant seem to get my tyres to inflate at petrol stations ?........the only ones that work for me are the digital ones were you press in what pressure you want.........how the hell do you work the other kind ?.......
but when ya pissed u and ya mateswould be outside suckin ya tyres for the squeky voice affect!! i know i would!!! and hen u sober up the next day and wanna go out, ya tyres will be flat and itll we piss u off!
id have thought incidently, that filling with helium would have the opposite effect. Helium is a relatively small molecule, and would diffuse faster than air, this is why the helium baloons you get deflate so quickly.
but who knows? How much is it a tyre to inflate with helium?
one of the other reasons to use Nitrogen is to do away with all the crap the compressors throw out, like oil etc - Did alittle reading on the subject, still seems alittle OTT for the road though. There is a place in the N/W who do Nitrogen fills for Bikes - If anyones interested.
If you put helium in your tyres youd need to keep topping them up all the time as helium escapes VERY easily as the atoms are so damn small!!!
It makes no difference what so ever what gas you put in your tyres in terms of expansion, pv=nrt, any gas or mixture of gases expands or contracts the same amount with temp. change. 1 mole of any gas at room temp. and 1atm takes up 24 litres!!!
MSA would like to invite you to a free nitrogen tyre fill for your bikes and have a chat about tyres and bike facilities. MSA are a main specialist dealer of Michelin tyres and offer competitive prices on tyres and other ancillary bike products. The specialist tyre bay incorporates all the necessary bike stands and lifting equipment for bikes and has a comprehensive engineering shop.
If you are passing any time give us a ring on 0870 758 0164 to make an appointment to call in and the offer of a free nitrogen fill still stands.
M62 J20 Left at roundabout. Down to next roundabout take first left. Down to next roundabout take third exit (right) to Rochdale onto dual carraigeway. Take second turning on left. Down to T junction turn left onto same road as Rochdale fire station. MSA is on left after school.
MSA Tyres - not too sure if they fill car tyres - worth a go though.