Powering compressor pump with bike

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Powering compressor pump with bike

Can this:

3HP 2 Piston V Style Motor Head Twin Cylinder Air Compressor Pump | eBay

Be connected to be powered by a bike (pedals)?

Another question: is that a reliable pump? I see no brand name. Good enough for what I'm trying to do or should I get a used brand name?
 

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Yes. And it may even produce a little compressed air. But no where near the rated volume and pressure.
 
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Would it be more efficient than a bicycle hand pump?

Is it possible to replace that wheel where the belt goes with a bicycle cog to make it compatible with a bicycle chain? What would I need to buy?
 
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What made you come up with this idea?
There's far cheaper, easier, ways to pump up a simple bicycle tire.
 
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It's to power an air drill.
 
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Never happen would not get volume needed to run air drill. drill needs lots of air.
 
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I only need to use it for a minute or two. A 10 gallon tank at 125 psi should have enough for that. The question is how to get it to 125 psi. It can be done with a hand bike pump, but that takes 2+ hours. I thought maybe this would be better.
 
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I would not want to try to pedal that. Hope you are into mountain biking.
 
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Just a silly idea.
An air drill needs from 3 to 6 CFM of air to run.
Going to need a large enough compresser and and big tank to keep up.
Why does it need to be bicycle powered?
 
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Just doing some DIY and trying to do it inexpensively. I already have the bike, reservoir, hose, and fittings. It's really just about getting the pump and assembling the gear to have the bike run it.
 
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I remember from the human powered airplanes and helicopters it was a big deal how much power a human can generate. A top athlete could do 2+ hp in a burst but was only good for 1/3 hp for long duration. So, no matter how you connect the bike to the pump and no matter how you gear it compressing a useable amount of air will be a long... slow... process.
 
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Why the air power?
A simple cordless drill will do the job if there's no power avalible.
 
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I like air power. Just wanted to try a little project.
 
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Bike Powered Compressor

Be sure and let us know how this project turns out. I am sure others will be interested as well. Good luck with your project.
 
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