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Old 07-14-05, 12:24 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any floor pump recommendations? Products to avoid? I'm looking to spend <$25 on a pump - being a grad student on a budget.

I'm looking at the Topeak "Joe Blow Sprint" pump - does anyone have experience with it? Good? Bad? Yes/No?

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Old 07-14-05, 04:41 PM   #2
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I'm actually in the market for a new floor pump as well.

I'm currently using a Serfas Airbones that I bought at the LBS a few years ago - my first pump. Frankly, it sucks the devil's ass. I didn't realize what a cruddy pump it was because I've had nothing to compare it against, but I used a friend's Specialized pump (unsure of model) and it was wonderful by comparison. The Serfas just doesn't let go of the valve, and I've ripped a valve stem or two in the last few years just trying to get it on and off. The Specialized went on and off like a breeze, and there was no seal issues like I have with the Serfas. I'd say just go try a few out, if your LBS has several to choose from.
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My recommendation is this: ... find a rim/tire on a bike in a shop, and test the presta adapters/pump heads on any pumps you might purchase to see how easy they pull off of presta valve stems ...
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I have this one: $20 http://www.performancebike.com/shop/....cfm?SKU=18622
It's worked wonderfully, only problem was user error. Once I figured out lever up was locked and down was unlocked, the reverse of what I expected. I've had not problems with it and it is easy to pump to to 100psi if you wish.
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I'm looking at the Topeak "Joe Blow Sprint" pump - does anyone have experience with it? Good? Bad? Yes/No?
I have a Topeak Twister and I also own quite a bit of other Topeak products. I've found that by and large their stuff is well constructed and of pretty high quality.
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I have a Blackburn, I'm not sure of the model though. I got it on sale for $40, so that might be out of your price range. But I love it. It has a side for Presta and a side for Schroder. (sp?) so you don't have to have an adapter. It also has the readout up high, so you don't have to squint to read the psi's.

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Old 07-15-05, 03:37 PM   #7
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This is my floor pump, the TP-4.

http://www.bikyle.com/Pumps.asp
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This is what I have and am happy with. Nashbar blue pump. I paid $15.- +shipping.
It can pump 130psi easily.



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I'm actually in the market for a new floor pump as well.

I'm currently using a Serfas Airbones that I bought at the LBS a few years ago - my first pump. Frankly, it sucks the devil's ass. I didn't realize what a cruddy pump it was because I've had nothing to compare it against, but I used a friend's Specialized pump (unsure of model) and it was wonderful by comparison. The Serfas just doesn't let go of the valve, and I've ripped a valve stem or two in the last few years just trying to get it on and off. The Specialized went on and off like a breeze, and there was no seal issues like I have with the Serfas. I'd say just go try a few out, if your LBS has several to choose from.

I have the same problem with my Serfas Airbones. I guess maybe I should look to geta different now that I know it is not just me.
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