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Old 04-14-08, 08:11 PM   #1
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What's a good handheld pump with a gauge

for Presta valves. I don't wanna get a floor pump cause it'd take up too much room.
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Old 04-14-08, 09:14 PM   #2
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Topeak road or mountain morph. But your place must be tiny or packed full of stuff if you can't have a floor pump.
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Old 04-14-08, 09:52 PM   #3
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Topeak Turbo Morph- the small analog dial gauge was the clincher for me!
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Old 04-14-08, 11:01 PM   #4
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Thanks, the Topeak looks good and not too expensive.
http://www.ebikestop.com/topeak_road...uge-PU1734.php

Will I have any issues inflating my tires to good road pressures with these? (100-120psi)
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Old 04-14-08, 11:45 PM   #5
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They say it goes to 120 psi, so it is at its limits. The good thing is that it is built like a mini floor pump. It has a hose and a small foot area, so you can use your whole body, not just your arms to pump up the bike.

Though the small size means a lot more pumps than a regular floor pump. I still recommend you get a floor pump, especially if you run your pressure at 120 psi. I think you will tire of using the road morph all the time. I like mine, but for emergency use, not as my daily pump.
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Well I'll try and see if I can use it as my only pump. Just tryin' to keep my belongings as compact as possible, as a general policy
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Old 04-15-08, 12:12 AM   #7
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for Presta valves. I don't wanna get a floor pump cause it'd take up too much room.
Honestly there isn't one. Mini pumps are for on the road flat fixes, not every day filling of tires. Save yourself much frustration and get a proper floor pump; they really aren't that large.
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Get a proper floor pump for regular filling. +1 on that advice.
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I'd get a proper floor pump. Or perhaps even a powered air compressor like this:

http://tinyurl.com/2xxzoo
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Honestly there isn't one. Mini pumps are for on the road flat fixes, not every day filling of tires. Save yourself much frustration and get a proper floor pump; they really aren't that large.
I used a road morph for over a year as my only pump. It puts air in the tires, and that's all you really need. Of course, it takes more effort than a real floor pump, but to some that's not a big deal. Personally, I had enough money to buy one pump, so I bought one that I could use for fixing flats on my ride as well as normal pumping.

Regardless of the above, I agree with everyone that you should just get a real floor pump, especially if your only reason for doing otherwise is space. You must have a closet, shelf, cabinet, or something that you can put it in while you're not using it.
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Go with a floor pump, Blackburn Aero 2 is good.
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I recommend a separate pump and gauge. Then, if one function breaks you don't have to replace the entire thing.
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I recommend a separate pump and gauge. Then, if one function breaks you don't have to replace the entire thing.
Or just get the part that broke fixed.
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for Presta valves. I don't wanna get a floor pump cause it'd take up too much room.
A floor pump takes too much room??? Say what? Do you live in a phone booth?
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A floor pump takes too much room??? Say what? Do you live in a phone booth?
Hey, it might be true.

I put my floor pump between my bike and the wall.
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