Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Central Florida
Bikes: Trek 520
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Good idea for an honest thread. I picked up a much smaller pump for my new bike, having a Zefal frame pump on the other. I don't get many flats, but like to be prepared if I do get one on my commute. So when I got the new pump, I decided to see how it would work out while at home. Took front tire off of bike, deflated, and set out to reinflate. I braced the pump head against the floor and started pumping. I would guess I got to 50-60 psi before I tore the valve out of the tube.
I only had one back up tube so I put it in and used the floor pump. I figure with more care it'll get me to work, but haven't retried the experiment since. I hear people on this forum rave about the Topeak road morph all the time, and would probably buy that if I had it to do over.
I'll be curious to see what kind of results get put up here.