Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Bikes: Cervelo Prodigy
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Some riders prefer to attach the pump to the bike frame. I used to do that but now I don't. I ride with a small backpack that's designed for bike riding. It has no fluid bladder, just for stuff. That's where I carry my Topeak Road Morph, along with extra inner tubes. This Topeak Road Morph has both valve capabilities: presta and schrader.
I chose not to attach to the frame because: my frame has a sloping top tube and its a small frame so there is less space for the Road Morph; I have two bikes and don't want to bother with another bracket; I like the clean design of the frame and a pump just doesn't look right, especially the Road Morph.
Other factors: on rides, I often stop to help riders with flat tires and the Road Morph gets the job done pretty fast and efficient; I ride between 3,000 to 4,000 plus miles a year and that means more chances of flats; I let my daughter use the pump and the back pack on her bike rides (her bike).
By the way: the back pack cost me 14 bucks. It isn't a camelback but I use a water bottle anyways.