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Old 07-23-08, 09:00 AM   #1
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Pump frame suggestions??

I am looking for a full size frame pump for my 2003 Lightspeed Tuscany. I don't mind having a full size pump and the frame is designed to accomodate this behind the headtube . Is there something that has a flexible end to not strain the nipple?
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Old 07-23-08, 09:18 AM   #2
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Be prepared for a barrage of recommendations for the Topeak Road Morph.

Then go buy one.

Or do what I did and buy several lesser pumps in succession before getting a Topeak Road Morph.

It does have a flexible hose at the end.
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Topeak Road Morph FTW!
Nothing easier then to use the foot stand and inflate the tires to 110psi without breaking a sweat.
I just had a flat on my commute 2 days ago and the new tube was inflated in no time.
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I have Planet Bike and Topeak frame pumps. They are both good. Both will get a 700x23 tire to 110psi.
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Ummmmm. Lets see there is the topeak road morph and then there is the TOPEAK ROAD MORPH. I am a cheap-ass mofo and I have to tell you this pump is worth it.
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Old 07-23-08, 10:24 AM   #6
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I am looking for a full size frame pump for my 2003 Lightspeed Tuscany. I don't mind having a full size pump and the frame is designed to accomodate this behind the headtube . Is there something that has a flexible end to not strain the nipple?
I'm not aware of any full-frame pumps w/ hoses.
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i like my planet-bike roadie frame pump ($15@amazon). no hose though.
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I am going contrarian here and recommending not just the Topeak Road Morph, but the G model!
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strain the nipple?



for frame pumps, try Zefal or Topeak. Hard to go wrong.
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BTW I have no idea which topeak road morph I have but it does have a flexible hose on it.
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Topeak Road Morph has a hose on it.

I have the Topeak Master Blaster and love it. The hose on the Road Morph is nice, but excessive IMHO. The Master Blaster has pumped many tires up for me, all to around 110 PSI.
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A full sized frame pump should be held in by spring tension, no? (man, it has been a loooong time since I had one) But you want one with a soft end for the bikes built in frame "nipple"? I don't know. but I have road morph pumps on two of my bikes, and would rather strap one of those on . The road morph really is that good.
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Old 07-23-08, 10:39 PM   #13
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I've got and have used two Zefal HPX pumps for many years. If they are more available to you then buy them. They are fantastic. The place I got my HPX's are now selling Master Blasters instead. They seem like the same style so I'm sure they are fine. What I like about the long frame pumps is they fit along the seat tube of the frame and that they are long enough to pump a good volume. Yet thanks to the length of the pump stroke you can hit the higher pressures far more easily than the shorter pumps can. I far prefer these longer style pumps to any of the more compact designs.
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Is the Mini-Road Morph any good? I bought one because it would fit in my bike trunk, I've only used it once and it seemed to work just fine.
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I will be one to NOT recommend the Topeak Road Morph. I am in the process of returning the one I purchased because I can't even get it to attach to the valve. What's even worse is I ran down to the local Fred Meyers and bought a cheapo Bell pump for 1/2 the price and it works GREAT! Plus it comes with two the tube changing tools.

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Be prepared for a barrage of recommendations for the Topeak Road Morph.

Then go buy one.

Or do what I did and buy several lesser pumps in succession before getting a Topeak Road Morph.

It does have a flexible hose at the end.
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Old 07-24-08, 02:19 PM   #16
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is the G road morph smaller? If I want it to be used as an at-home pump, should i not get the G?
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Old 07-24-08, 02:34 PM   #17
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I don't know which is smaller, but if size isn't an issue for you, and it's going to be your only pump, then I think the bigger size would be better.

That said, a regular, full-sized pump at home can be really nice to have, and, even if you get a cheap one, you may find it works better than the portable pump.

I was using a cheap (around $10, I think) foot pump for my in-house pump until it broke, but after many years of use, I didn't mind. However I did then go out and buy the Topeak Joe Blow pump for the house, and I really like that one, too. But I think even my cheap foot pump would have been preferable to the Road Morph. Every portable pump I've tried goes for portability first and utility second. Road Morph is the most usable of the lot (that I've tried), but it's still not as good as a "real" pump. It's just much, much easier to carry on your bike.
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is the G road morph smaller? If I want it to be used as an at-home pump, should i not get the G?
Oh, for at home use get a regular standard floor pump, preferably with a gauge built in, and with the gauge on top if you can. A standard floor pump would be way better than a road morph for at home routine tire inflation.

The road morph shines as a pump you can mount to the bike. It differentiates itself from other small, portable pumps in that the rubber hose is attached to the valve, and the plastic pump had things that flip out so that you can stabilize it with your foot while you pump. Sure, you are hunched over it to pump, but since you can hunch over it body weight does some of the work for you. Since the hose attaches to the valve, no strain is placed upon the valve. I have used my road morph for three flats. Hate flats, love the road morph. The "G" stands for an inline pressure gauge in the rubber hose, I believe. It was accurate enough for my flat repairs.

You can see it mounted to my Tri-cross's third bottle lugs under the frame:


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I will be one to NOT recommend the Topeak Road Morph. I am in the process of returning the one I purchased because I can't even get it to attach to the valve. What's even worse is I ran down to the local Fred Meyers and bought a cheapo Bell pump for 1/2 the price and it works GREAT! Plus it comes with two the tube changing tools.
Did you check to see if it is setup for Schreader of Presta valves. I can't remember what the default setup is when it shipped. I've been using mine for a year now and the pump has been amazing. I use it as my main pump as my other pump at the house can't handle Presta and I have using those little adapters, and I too cheap to go and buy a good floor pump. If you need to switch the setup, it is super easy to switch. Just uncrew the cap and pull out the little rubber seal and stick it in the other way.

+1 for the Road Morph G. I love knowing when I actually have enough air in the tire. I find it hard to guage if I have 100 to 110 PSI in the tires without using a guage, but I know 10 PSI differance will affect my ride.

Happy riding,
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Did you check to see if it is setup for Schreader of Presta valves. I can't remember what the default setup is when it shipped. I've been using mine for a year now and the pump has been amazing. I use it as my main pump as my other pump at the house can't handle Presta and I have using those little adapters, and I too cheap to go and buy a good floor pump. If you need to switch the setup, it is super easy to switch. Just uncrew the cap and pull out the little rubber seal and stick it in the other way.

+1 for the Road Morph G. I love knowing when I actually have enough air in the tire. I find it hard to guage if I have 100 to 110 PSI in the tires without using a guage, but I know 10 PSI differance will affect my ride.

Happy riding,
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This frustrated me for a while... the default setup is presta. I finally figured out how to get it working with my mtb as well.
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I got this with the bike for $20 http://www.rei.com/product/722267
I pretty much want a floor pump at home for periodical pump-ups. Budget is under $30, but obviously less is better. Looking for performance/quality/ease of use. ..is it decent?...think I should switch to the Topeak? I'd like to have one pump.

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Looks like a fine floor pump to me. Sometimes one pump or the other will work easier with presta valves, but usually they all do work.
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