Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Southern California
Bikes: Colnago Altain, Klein Pulse II, Stumpjumper FSR, GT Zaskar LE, Pedalforce RS2
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Originally Posted by ultimatio
If it is indeed a new pump I need, could anyone recommend an affordable pump of quality?
At a minimum you will need a handheld pump which you can take with you on rides. Puncturing a tire is inevitable and if you don't already have an emergency pump, a simple flat will leave you stranded far away from home. Go to your local bike shop and purchase a patch kit and a pump. Have a salesperson show you how to use it.
Second recommendation is a good floor pump. Not necessary but very beneficial. The guages are usually accurate and will inflate tires well above 100+ psi if necessary.
Lastly, I don't recommend using an aircompressor to inflate bicycle tires.
I use a Serfas brand floor pump but there are other good quality floor pumps from Blackburn, Specialized, Silca, Topeak, etc.
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