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LongIslandCamper 03-18-14 03:45 PM

Floor Pump For My Needs?
 
I've got 4 bikes and I carry mini pumps and gauges on each one for emergencies. I'm curious about floor pumps though and was wondering if there was one pump that would fit my needs.

1) 26" crappy walmart hardtail. This is only used for trailering my dog around the neighborhood. Schraeder

2) Raleigh hybrid. PSI of around 70 with a presta

3) 26" GT hardtail. Schraeder valve but I'm unsure of psi as the bike is in the shop

4) 26" Fatty with Presta. I camp at the beach a lot so the fatty will be around 5 PSI the whole time I'm there. Some days I might commute to work on the fatty and need it to be around 12 psi.


Is there a floor pump that will handle all my needs and do it accurately?

DowneasTTer 03-18-14 03:51 PM

I love this one Amazon.com: Lezyne Alloy Floor Drive Pump (Red): Sports & Outdoors.

fietsbob 03-18-14 03:51 PM

i like my Silca
now they make a pump head that ends in a screw on SV tip and the PV bell screws in to the SV tip.

my Pista/track pump is 30 years old , I think they ship them now with the new Head combination.

steel and brass made in Italy. parts remain available if needed ..


Pompe per biciclette, accessori per bicicletta, Bicycle Pumps and accessories - Silca Pompe - dal 1917

the 30.0 is the dual head type scheme.

JerrySTL 03-18-14 03:56 PM

I have a Specialized pump. The gauge is very accurate and you don't have to do anything special for presta and Schraeder valves as the one head does both automatically. And it doesn't pull out the presta valve like my old pump. As far as durability, I've had it for 3 years and keep it stored in the back of my car. It's the Air Tool HP Floor Pump model and lists for about $50 but I paid less. Note: The cheaper sport floor pump doesn't have the automatic head valve.

The Air Tool MTB pump might be a better choice for you as it's designed for higher volume so that you can fill those fat tires faster. The gauge only goes up to 70 PSI though.

wahoonc 03-18-14 06:24 PM

Lezyne is a good pump, my shop pump is a ParK Tool PFP-6 which they apparently don't make anymore, mine is around 6 years old and still going strong. The head has two openings so it works with shrader, woods and presta.

Aaron:)

spdracr39 03-18-14 06:48 PM

I have a Bontrager Turbocharger pump it does both types and works well.

baj32161 05-09-14 11:49 AM

I am probably late tp the party, but I am using an evo Hurricane floor pump, which does what i need it to do, quite nicely. This is my first floor pump and I am very happy with it. I do not know how i lived without one for so long.

Cheers,

Brian J.

spdracr39 05-09-14 01:27 PM

oops

Retro Grouch 05-11-14 09:16 AM

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Originally Posted by JerrySTL (Post 16589938)
I have a Specialized pump. The gauge is very accurate and you don't have to do anything special for presta and Schraeder valves as the one head does both automatically. And it doesn't pull out the presta valve like my old pump. As far as durability, I've had it for 3 years and keep it stored in the back of my car. It's the Air Tool HP Floor Pump model and lists for about $50 but I paid less. Note: The cheaper sport floor pump doesn't have the automatic head valve.

The Air Tool MTB pump might be a better choice for you as it's designed for higher volume so that you can fill those fat tires faster. The gauge only goes up to 70 PSI though.

I have a Specialized floor pump that's between 15 and 20 years old. At some point in it's life I installed a Topeak Smart Head chuck that fits either Schrader or Presta valves without adjustment but I have to be real particular when I clamp it onto Schrader valve stems. I once worked in a shop that had a BUNCH of cheap floor pumps that constantly frustrated me. None of them worked as well as my old Specialized.

Fastfingaz 05-11-14 03:01 PM

I got six bicycles and two motorcycles , the pump I use, I bought at Academy sporting goods for twenty dollars, it's been maybe six years now , it came with all the adapters for all valves including beachballs and air mattreses,, I put 120psi in my road bike some times, if it breakes tomorrow I'd go back and buy another one!

SPiN 360 05-11-14 04:11 PM

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Originally Posted by DowneasTTer (Post 16589915)

I have this one and it's quite nice. The only complaint is that it's expensive.

Trek800Antelope 05-11-14 04:23 PM

i have a serfas TCPG floor pump for about a year now - fits both presta and schrader - no complaints. glad to have it.

Fastfingaz 05-11-14 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Trek800Antelope (Post 16749058)
i have a serfas TCPG floor pump for about a year now - fits both presta and schrader - no complaints. glad to have it.

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,whatcha pay for it??? Hey Antelope, how long have had your bike ? the Trek antelope what year is it ? I'm asking because I found one at a thrift store and bought it for 12.58,, looked decent but after riding it I could tell something wasn't right in the bottom bracket, sure enough everything in there was eaten up, bearings and cups were damaged anyway I change it out, cost me 22.00 dollars and now it rides beautiful It's got a sticker saying Baton Rouge La. Police dept. patrol ?anyway just curious cause I don't know what year it is.....

Trek800Antelope 05-11-14 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Fastfingaz (Post 16749121)
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,whatcha pay for it??? Hey Antelope, how long have had your bike ? the Trek antelope what year is it ? I'm asking because I found one at a thrift store and bought it for 12.58,, looked decent but after riding it I could tell something wasn't right in the bottom bracket, sure enough everything in there was eaten up, bearings and cups were damaged anyway I change it out, cost me 22.00 dollars and now it rides beautiful It's got a sticker saying Baton Rouge La. Police dept. patrol ?anyway just curious cause I don't know what year it is.....

$35 for the floor pump - i bought the bike used off someone used in the mid 90s. i think its a '92.


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