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Old 07-09-09, 05:31 PM   #1
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easy-to-use mini pump?

I have been using co2 to fill tires on the road, but today it let me down. I was stuck with no back-up mini pump. I am an old woman with tendinitus in my arm and can't get past 60 lbs. pressure with the mini pump I bought yesterday. Can you reccommend a easier mini pump that I could use to inlate the tire to 100 lbs.? Thanks.
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Old 07-09-09, 06:50 PM   #2
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Old 07-09-09, 07:18 PM   #4
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The Quick Pro is suppose to be good. I am tempted to buy one myself.

Topeak makes a few also that are well regarded.
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I'm going to recommend the road morph too and I don't even own one.

The thing that makes it different is it's really a mineaturized floor pump. It has a hose to connect to your tire and a fold out foot peg. It makes you bend over a bit more than a full sized floor pump but it allows you to use the weight of your uper body to work the pump.

The only thing I can see wrong with the road morph is some people (not me of course) say they're ugly.
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There's two versions of Topeak pumps I like. The Road Morph is one, with the inline pressure gauge. I recently left it on the top of my spare tire and lost it. I'm left with the other one with a fold down round gauge on it. These mini floor pumps let you put your weight on the handle to fill the tire. Even with tendonitus you should be able to pump your tires up to the pressure you need.

http://www.topeak.com/products/Mini-Pumps/RoadMorphG

This is the one I currently have.

http://www.topeak.com/products/Mini-Pumps/TurboMorphG
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Another vote for the Topeak Road Morph. Not exactly a "mini" pump but it is easily carried as a frame pump.
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Topeak Road Morph or the slightly lighter Mt. Morph.
While not a mini-pump it works the same as a good floor pump. Footpeg folds down. Handle becomes T-handle. Has extendable hose.
Pump away . . . 100 easy pump strokes get you 100 lbs in a 700x25 tire/tube. Almost fun to have a flat!!!
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Old 07-10-09, 03:52 AM   #10
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Have not used them, I use co2, but I saw them in the LBS the other day and looked intresting.
http://bontrager.com/products/accessories/pumps

The Air Support or Air Support +

I have been thinking of getting a small pump as well.
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Old 07-10-09, 03:58 AM   #11
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I had a "cyclist dream" footpump that was very light, the pressure guage fell to bits the first time I used it but other than thats its being OK. Its small and goes in a saddle bag.
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Old 07-10-09, 06:47 AM   #12
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Road Pumps

I have four of Performance's Mini Max pumps that have done a great job. They don't have a gauge on them so I now have a Topeak Road Morph and it is the best of all. I use the Road Morph on long tours and it does its job every day.
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Road Morph - reaches 100 easily, needs a little effort after that -and because you use it as a floor pump there is less chance of breaking the valve.
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One more for the Topeak Road Morph. I'm in a similar situation as you: not as strong at 63 as I was at 23.
This pump is almost a mini floor pump in that it lets you use your entire upper body strength and weight to get good pressure. I really like mine.
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I have the road Topeak Morph and it has worked well, but the similar one by Lezyne is more sturdily made.
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I have the Road Morph G. I have never had to use it in the field though I have used it while at home. It takes some work to get a tire up to 100 psi but it's not too bad. As others have noted, you can use the weight of your upper body to put some oomph behind it.
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Plenty of recomendations for the Road Morph and my only complaint is that it is a long pump that is not easy to mount. I also have the Mini Morph and it does get a tyre to 100psi easily enough but it takes a while to get there. Especially if you are using 26" tyres.

The two pumps are on the attachments so you can judge the size.
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No gauge is needed for the mini-morph, since it's hard to go much past 90 psi. But that's enough to finish the ride. I do like the smaller size. It's mounted at the side of my downtube bottle cage, with one of those Performance replacement clips.

EDIT-- the clip is a bit too big, so I glued a rubber strip into the clips. I had the velcro strap already.


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Old 07-10-09, 04:33 PM   #19
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By Topeak...Best portable pump on the market. I have no problem inflating tires to 120 psi using this pump. I carry a Camelbak on both my road and mountain bike. The pump fits easily in it.
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Old 07-10-09, 05:02 PM   #20
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Crank Brothers pump is nice and... it fits in my tool bag. I have the one without the guage though.
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Crank Brothers pump is nice and... it fits in my tool bag. I have the one without the guage though.
I had one, and it was very small and light, but I couldn't get it to work sometimes. And when it does work, it takes a huge number of strokes to get any decent pressure. Too bad.
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I had one, and it was very small and light, but I couldn't get it to work sometimes. And when it does work, it takes a huge number of strokes to get any decent pressure. Too bad.
Sorry, mine works great.
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Old 07-11-09, 01:57 PM   #23
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Thank you for your help. It looks like the Road Morph will work for me. I hope it mounts securely to the frame, as the roads here are pretty rough.
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Old 07-11-09, 02:27 PM   #24
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Thank you for your help. It looks like the Road Morph will work for me. I hope it mounts securely to the frame, as the roads here are pretty rough.
When I mounted mine I used to zip ties, these did not come with the pump. I have a large strock of these but they can be found at your local big-box store. The pump snaps in place and then there is a velcro strap to keep it secure. I have no fear of loosing it.
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STAP,
On the Boreas what is that black oval thing where the down tube and fork intersect, looks like at the end of the bar?
Oh and btw...cool looking bike too.
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