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Old 11-09-07, 08:19 PM   #1
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looking for a really small pump

I have, and love my road morph g. I need someting that fits in a small bag, say, no bigger than a combo wrench. It can have CO2, but It has to actually pump air, too, and fit presta valves. Ideally, topeak would have a 6-inch morph (I love the hose), but I'm open to suggestions. Thanks.

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Shock pump.
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Old 11-09-07, 11:44 PM   #3
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Nashbar has a bunch of them. I have this one: http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...3A%20Inflators
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Darn. I've got a combination pump and CO2 inflator, but without going out and looking, I can't remember the name or brand. It's about 8" long, give or take. Basically, the pump is to inflate enough to find a leak and puff up the tube to make installation easier. They claim you can get 80psi from it, and they've probably got some gorilla on the payroll to prove it can be done. It works with both presta and schrader valves. I carry it, and hope I never run out of gas cylinders.
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I have, and love my road morph g. I need someting that fits in a small bag, say, no bigger than a combo wrench. It can have CO2, but It has to actually pump air, too, and fit presta valves. Ideally, topeak would have a 6-inch morph (I love the hose), but I'm open to suggestions. Thanks.
I have a Topeak Micro Rocket Carbon, it is definitely small and lightweight--6.25" long and 1" diameter, and presta-only.

I tested it on a deflated tire and I could get up to about 80 PSI with it, after two or three pumping sessions.

It tends to get stuck on the stem however and I would suspect that it would get chewed up pretty fast if you used it much, and I'd bet you can get them--but I don't know where to get replacement seals. As other matters happened, I ended up not carrying it on any of my bikes at all.
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The QUICKER pump is one very effective mini pump. Also the Crank Brothers mini pump is small enough for a medium underseat bag and has a high volume/high pressure barrel limiter switch that allows higher pressure pumping.

There are many very small minipumps on the market; their effectiveness is mixed.

The Quicker pump really gets a tire inflated fast, but is a little thick.
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Old 11-10-07, 01:13 PM   #7
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Darn. I've got a combination pump and CO2 inflator, but without going out and looking, I can't remember the name or brand. It's about 8" long, give or take. Basically, the pump is to inflate enough to find a leak and puff up the tube to make installation easier. They claim you can get 80psi from it, and they've probably got some gorilla on the payroll to prove it can be done. It works with both presta and schrader valves. I carry it, and hope I never run out of gas cylinders.
You have just given me a valid point to always carry a pump with me on the bike. I am not a CO2 man but I have thought about it occasionally.

Whatever pump you have on the bike- it should be usable enough to get 100PSI into the tyre. My MTB pumps will only get 90 and that is after a lot of effort. So if you have a mini Morph- stay with it.
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I have this one. It's small and has a gauge on it, which is nice.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000A2QH82/...2&linkCode=asn
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Am I using the wrong equipment? I've tried three or four minipumps, well-reviewed and oft-recommended ones, and I've hated them all. One took 625 strokes to get my 700x32 tires rideable (not fully inflated, just rideable), and none could go over about 80 psi, at least not with me using it. Meanwhile, my 15-year-old Zefal hpX is still inflating like new, 110 pounds easily. Do mini users just sacrifice usability for style, or what?
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The QUICKER pump is one very effective mini pump. Also the Crank Brothers mini pump is small enough for a medium underseat bag and has a high volume/high pressure barrel limiter switch that allows higher pressure pumping.

There are many very small minipumps on the market; their effectiveness is mixed.

The Quicker pump really gets a tire inflated fast, but is a little thick.
The mount strap looks nice but does not work imho. A velcro strap works. I got the Doodad Plus mount and it works great.
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Am I using the wrong equipment? I've tried three or four minipumps, well-reviewed and oft-recommended ones, and I've hated them all. One took 625 strokes to get my 700x32 tires rideable (not fully inflated, just rideable), and none could go over about 80 psi, at least not with me using it. Meanwhile, my 15-year-old Zefal hpX is still inflating like new, 110 pounds easily. Do mini users just sacrifice usability for style, or what?
Agree. I have the Quickex Quicker Pro and currently have it mounted to my bike. But I may go back to my full-size Blackburn pump. This summer has been virtually flat-free and I have not had to use it on the road when I am hot and bothered and tired, just practiced at home.
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the quicker pump puts road tires up to 110 PSI in about 50 strokes.
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well, I love my morph, but if I'm not going out with a messenger bag, the pump either has to be left on the frame, or I have to carry it around. I run a lot of errands on my bike, so It's locked up pretty often throughout the course of a weekend. I have a hip bag that carries everything except for my pump, and attaches to my belt.
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Quickex

Looks good, I'll have to try one.




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