Newbie wanting to pump, have a few questions
Hey there! I have been reading on this site for a few days now and finally signed up for an account.
I wanted to try pumping for quite some time now and finally decided to follow through on it. Since I’m not allowed to post in the appropriate forum yet I will leave this here for now.
Anyway, I stumbled on Thickwall’s cylinders which seem to be of high quality and they offer 10% off at the moment which is a nice bonus. I have some questions regarding the sizing and parts needed though. Unfortunately they are on holiday at the moment and didn’t answer my email with questions I sent last week (even though their website said they would check daily). So I want to ask you experienced guys on here instead!
# Cylinder sizing (yes I have read the cylinder sizing thread)
I plan to buy the flanged cylinder (https://thickwall.co.uk/shop/deluxe…ement-cylinder/) and am a little confused about the sizing. Their measuring instructions state “Our tube diameters are measured in millimetres. The size given in inches is the nearest equivalent.”
- One of the available sizing options is “2 inch (5.3cm)”. 5.3cm is closer to 2.1 than 2 inches though.
- Another option is “1.75 inch (4.8cm)”. 4.8cm is almost exactly 1.9 inches though.
So let’s assume that the actual available options are 1.9 and 2.1 inches.
My current girth measurement is 5.4” at the base (but only like the first 0.5” of the shaft and only when 100% erect) and about 5.25” along the rest. That translates to a diameter of about 1.67” to 1.72”.
Would the “1.75 inch” cylinder really have had 1.75” it would have clearly been too snug and I would have gone with the larger one. But now I’m not sure anymore whether to get 1.9” or 2.1”. I even thought about getting both, one for packing and one for gaining girth. Any recommendations?
# Necessary parts
Since the flanged cylinders don’t come as a starter kit I need to order the pump separately (https://thickwall.co.uk/shop/pumps/…ump-with-gauge/). Do you know if I need to order any other parts to connect the pump to the cylinder (https://thickwall.co.uk/product-cat…ors-and-spares/)?
Thanks in advance!