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    Road Pumps ???

    Hi,

    Having suffered an exploding rear wheel, several punctures and my trusty Specialized Air Force pump giving up on me all in the space of a week I'm looking at treating myself to a new pump. The Top Peak Road Morph looks to be just what I want as I already have a JoeBlow track pump and am quite happy with it but it's just too big to carry with me

    Anyone got any views on the Road Morph before I buy ??

    Cheers

    FlakMonkey

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    Yup, my LBS said it was the best thing going short of a frame pump, and they were right. Just watch where you put your fingers when you use it. It'll take a bite if you're not careful.

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    Good enough for me, I've just ordered one from Wiggle, picking it up Monday as they are local to where I live, just hope the p*nct*re fairy doesn't visit me too many times in the interim


    Cheers

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    I believe you'll be very happy with the Road Morph pump.
    I've used one for the last couple of years. Gets the job done in good time.
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    Thanks for the suggestion. I have always used Blackburn, Silca, or Zefal full frame pumps, but the Road Morph concept looks intriguing.
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    Great pump. It's the only pump which which I'm able to pump tires reliably on a tour, i.e. at full pressure and without fear of breaking a valve. It's almost as good as a floor pump.

    I have two issues with it:

    1. The hose clamp is convertible from Presta to Schraeder, but it's a bit of a hassle when my commuter uses one of each, my tourer uses Presta and the trailercycle and child trailer use Schraeder. Reversing the little rubber grommet on the road on a cold wet day with 2 children onlookers isn't my idea of fun.

    2. The valve was very good for 2 years, but busted apart when I had to use the pump at -20 C.

    I solved both problems by getting a Topeak replacement hose designed for their floor pumps. That hose has a sturdier valve and ready outlets for Presta and Schraeder.

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    I prefer CO2. BB-*** CO2 cartridges are 1/4 the cost of LBS reloads. But I have no idea how CO2 holds up in extreme cold.
    No worries

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    Yeah, I love my Road Morph pump. Very easy get air in your tire. The new ones have a gauge on it, I'll be picking up a new one up soon.

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    Hi,

    Thanks for all the replies, at least I know I haven't bought a lemon..

    Picked it up today & the only gripe I've got is that the handle is a right sod to swing up into the pumping position, very tight, but I suppose that will free up with use.

    Like the idea of swapping the hose for the track pump one as my JoeBlow valve looks pretty indestuctable, in fact I may just swap them over

    Cheers

    FlakMonkey

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