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    Floor Pump

    My old floor pump just crapped out and I never liked it much anyway, so I am looking for a new one. My tires range from 700c Balloons to 20' high pressure. So I want something that can fill the balloons reasonably fast but still handle the high pressure tires. Suggestions?

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    www.jensonusa.com they happen to ad. here and have the Pedros Prestige, $30. I have IT and a few others. I can't find anything wrong with any of mine. Seems though that some do have complaints about pumps. TopPeak makes good ones, Park... out of the ones I have. Silca if you need to go to 200psi.
    Pedros and my Joe Blow TP. the better one seem to work fast. The head on both are logical.

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    Super pleased with my Lezyne Alloy Floor Drive. Admitedly I have not used many others but this thing just feels quality. All metal construction, it feels like it'll last forever. It has a screw-on chuck which may take a bit longer to apply, but makes a perfect seal. (The chuck freely rotates on the hose so nothing gets twisted.) I noticed they do sell a slip chuck adapter now. Extra long hose which secures cleanly when not in use. Up to 220psi. Moves a lot of air. Looks dead sexy. I got mine for $56 shipped.

    Their Classic Floor Drive and Steel Floor Drive look to be pretty similar packages, but are cheaper, rated to 160psi, and use some different metals. The CNC Floor Drive is the top of their line and is all aluminum.
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    preston811, I've seen those pumps rec. here before, perhaps it was you. I looked at 'em online once and was impressed just as I read now and the other posts.
    The 220psi appeals to me. If my Silca doesn't turn-up after having relocted three years ago, I do believe that I'll order one of yours. Over 160 maynot be relavent to the OP or others but I've found them to be valueable fo getting presssure up TO 160 as well as beyond. I'm sure the gauge is accurate as well.

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    Yeah I feel like max psi ratings are always a little optimistic, plus if I ever did need to go high pressure it would handle it without breaking much of a sweat. This thing puts in about 5psi per stroke @ 100psi.

    The screw-on chuck would especially make sense in a mini pump application, which is why I've now decided to order their Pressure Drive. It's all aluminum, comes with a hose which stores inside the pump body, and rated up to 120. The Micro Floor Drive looks pretty amazing too and most likely bests the revered Topeak Road Morph from comparisons I've read, but I wanted something a little smaller.

    Lezyne can be a little hard to find, I think because they're still a pretty young brand, but I'm quite impressed by them. Try harborcountrybike or treefortbikes, or if you have an REI near you they should stock them, to see in person.

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    This is my pump. It works great for up to 100 PSI.

    Sorry, by floor pump did you mean a foot pump?

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    I like the Specialized floor pumps. The stand is a triangle and the pump does not wobble around.

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    I just bought a Silca with the wood handle. Love it. If I had not gotten such a good deal, I would have considered the Lezyne. I do like the ease of the Silca head. Works great on the sew ups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lhwj View Post
    Sorry, by floor pump did you mean a foot pump?
    Well, what I meant was a larger pump that was not made for being carried on the bicycle but kept at home.

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    I have a Silica and a Park, I don't like the chuck on the silica and changed it after a couple of years use. now both work great.
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    SEARCH on 'Floor Pump'. There's got to be a dozen threads answering this question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by preston811 View Post
    Super pleased with my Lezyne Alloy Floor Drive. Admitedly I have not used many others but this thing just feels quality. All metal construction, it feels like it'll last forever. It has a screw-on chuck which may take a bit longer to apply, but makes a perfect seal. (The chuck freely rotates on the hose so nothing gets twisted.) I noticed they do sell a slip chuck adapter now. Extra long hose which secures cleanly when not in use. Up to 220psi. Moves a lot of air. Looks dead sexy. I got mine for $56 shipped.

    Their Classic Floor Drive and Steel Floor Drive look to be pretty similar packages, but are cheaper, rated to 160psi, and use some different metals. The CNC Floor Drive is the top of their line and is all aluminum.
    I have an Alloy Floor Drive as well. Best pump I've ever owned (and I have a Silca, Blackburn Tower 4 and a Park PFP-4 among others)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMF View Post
    SEARCH on 'Floor Pump'. There's got to be a dozen threads answering this question.
    I did search on Floor Pump in the subject and there were only seven threads and none in 2009. They actually weren't that useful. I ordered the Lezyne Alloy Floor Drive based on these recommendations and because I do prefer the screw on chuck design. I'll do a post once I get it to say how I like it.

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    Avoid Joe Blow "MAX" because it can't handle over 100 psi. Other Joe Blows are fine. I got a Giant floor pump that's fine too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akohekohe View Post
    I did search on Floor Pump in the subject and there were only seven threads and none in 2009. They actually weren't that useful. I ordered the Lezyne Alloy Floor Drive based on these recommendations and because I do prefer the screw on chuck design. I'll do a post once I get it to say how I like it.
    haha same here! those threads are a couple of years old.

    please do post a review! im in the market to buy a pump as well!

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    The search function seems to have lost a step in the conversion. You can however search BF via google by querying something like this:
    floor pump site:bikeforums.net

    Good choice though I think you'll be pleased with it, do get back to us with your thoughts.

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    I just ordered a Joe Blow Pro because my POS Park PFP-3 died last night while I was pumping up a tire. The miserable thing is less than 2 years old, has only worked for about 4,000 miles. What a piece of junk. I own a few other Park tools which are ok (not great, but OK), but I'm surprised they had the cojones to put their name on this pump.

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    This:



    I've a decade on mine. The hose crumbled after a few, but that sort happens in the dryness that is this NorSac Valley. I'll get another, if need be. The shop uses this exact model. Mine's a previous version. Very stable, pumps stupid strong; some lube now and again.

    Excellent value at around $30.
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    +1 on the Lezynes. I have a Classic Steel, and it is a very good pump. I especially like the thread-on chuck.
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    Just gave my old Topeak to a friend, and bought a SKS Rennkompressor. Awesome quality and build.

    Those Lezyne's sure look sexy. I have one of their hand pumps, which works really well.

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    I recommend toppeak joe blow

    and stay away from blackburn pumps with the dual head since they don't seal properly unless the valve goes all the way in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by herbsandspices View Post
    SKS Rennkompressor. Awesome quality and build.
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    Blackburn Air Tower. Absolutely brilliant - smooth and easy to use. I got mine at a trade show for a much reduced price two years ago and it's been faultless ever since. It can also be serviced and all parts are available from the manufacturer - but I haven't needed any yet despite pretty much continual use.
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