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Old 05-21-09, 07:50 PM   #1
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aIR PUMP may be in the way

HI,
Many of those air pumps come with a attachment for the water bottle bracket, after using mine for about 7 mos, I decide to take it off.
And noticed that my left leg seems to come in better towards the frame and my left knee is feeling better. I was slightly angling my leg as I pedaled away from the pump because it would brush my leg a bit..
SO the pump and bracket may have been a slight inteference in my angle of attack without me realizing it.
Its off for good now. I will stick the pump in my jersey pocket.
DUH.
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My cad only has one water bottle rack its the one on the post to the seat.

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Old 05-22-09, 09:04 AM   #2
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Hmmm...I use that bracket on my road bike and mountain bike. My leg comes nowhere near the pump. You must have mighty calves.
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Old 05-22-09, 09:56 AM   #3
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It's a crying shame that so few new bike frames come with pump pegs anymore.
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Old 05-22-09, 10:23 AM   #4
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Topeak has a line of frame-fit pumps, so that's what I use . . . no issues with brackets at all. On my Calfee the pump fits between the chainstay and the left seat stay, but overall the Topeak frame-fits are easy to fit, and much faster when inflating a tube than using a mini-pump.

It's the Road Master Blaster and comes in four sizes.

http://www.topeak.com/products/Mini-...54cm_framesize


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Hi

HI
Like that frame pump pretty big too.
Thanks for the replies
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Old 05-22-09, 11:47 AM   #6
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It's a crying shame that so few new bike frames come with pump pegs anymore.
The Young People see your post and ask: "What's a pump peg?"
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Old 05-22-09, 01:43 PM   #7
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The Young People see your post and ask: "What's a pump peg?"
But then, what are they doing here?

Without a pump peg, how would you mount one of the frame pumps like Rick posted?
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Get a frame pump that mounts like one of these. They never get in the way.



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I never had a bike with a pump peg, but instead used 'clips' that mounted onto the top or seat tube to support the 'peg' end of the Zefal HP pump.

The "Young People" in here would be the 40-something wannabees.
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I've always been, and always will be, a frame pump guy. After I bought the LHT(26inch wheels) I picked up a Topeak Mountain Morph to use specifically with this bike even though it does have a pump peg. Just wanted to see what all the raves were about, I guess.

Long live the pump peg.
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I've always been, and always will be, a frame pump guy. After I bought the LHT(26inch wheels) I picked up a Topeak Mountain Morph to use specifically with this bike even though it does have a pump peg. Just wanted to see what all the raves were about, I guess.

Long live the pump peg.

I though everyone knew what a pump is, and who the blazes is Peg?
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I use frame fit Zefal HP-X pumps on Capo #1 and the Bianchi, my two bikes which lack brazed-on pump pegs. The slickest system is on my mountain bike, where a Mt. Zefal pump fits nicely between the left chainstay and the rear-facing pump peg, in the chasm between the rear tire and the seat tube.
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Riders basically have two choices with the placement of their pumps: on themselves, or on the bike.
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To me, a bike looks naked without a frame pump on it, pegs or no pegs. I like frame-fit best.

Minipumps that attach under and to the side of a bottle cage look too mountain-bikey for my tastes. But, since they don't extend any farther sideways than the bottle cage itself does, I don't see how that could affect your leg. Maybe it was your pant leg that was brushing up against it? But since it is a mini, there are other ways of carrying it if you have to. I have one that can easily be carried slung under my seat pack.
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