Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Metro NY
Bikes: A no-name 10-speed tank, but man, that Xootr Swift in the window sure looks sweet...no, wait...someone just hung a "SOLD" sign on it...that's cuz I bought it!!!
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Originally Posted by landstander
Any recommendations for a good mini-pump? I was planning to use a Topeak Road Morph, but don't have a good location to mount it on my Bike Friday... all of the obvious spots either have other fixtures in the way, or the pump would interfere with folding.
I've got a CrankBrothers PowerPump, and I don't even have to mount the thing...it fits in the wedge. There's also one that has a pressure gauge built in.
- Presta/Schrader dual head
- Pump for high volume or
- Goes up to 100 psi/7bar
- Weighs about 93g
My only gripe is that it's nearly impossible for a regular person to get the pressure up to 100psi. My BF tested it and practically burst a blood vessel getting to 90. I'd
probably be lucky to get it to 60 or 70.
I look at it as a last resort in case I have a blow-out beyond walking distance of a gas station. Depending on what pressure you need, you may not end up breaking any speed records, but at least you won't be riding on your rims.
(Note to self: Pick up some Presta/Schrader converters, a pressure gauge, and something to hold some quarters.)