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Old 03-18-09, 09:39 PM   #1
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Can someone help me pick out a good pump...

I know this seems lame, but honestly... both my bike mounted pump and my floor pump stink

What are the best recommended bike mount pumps and floor pumps?
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Old 03-19-09, 05:11 AM   #2
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I have a topeak road morph on my bike, which came highly recommended and has been sufficient for my needs. However, I'm going to switch to CO2 soon because it takes up so much space on my compact frame. w/2 water bottles it's just too cluttered.

In the garage I have a topeak joe blow sprint pump, it is also good, and easy to use. I bought it as an upgrade from a cheapo schwinn pump I got from target, which was a POS and I do not recommend.
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Old 03-19-09, 07:32 AM   #3
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Re: CO2

http://velonews.com/article/89375/le...-brake-spoking

CO2 greenhouse
Dear Lennard,

I'm amazed in the continuing discussion of CO2 canisters that I haven't seen anybody bring up the environmental costs of canning air, transporting it and then tossing a hunk of metal that will never be recycled into the landfills, or the side of the road in the case of the particularly ignorant cyclist.

Think about it: you take air, which is free and all around us, and use electricity to pump it into metal containers, which had to be mined, smelted, formed, etc. Then you take these canisters and place them in a cardboard box made from trees and you put it in a shipping container and transport it across the ocean where it is unloaded and placed onto diesel trucks to be driven across the country to your bike store.

But it's not even good air: it's air that leaks out of your tires even faster. You are surrounded by air, free air, better air. All it takes is a pump and a few minutes of work to get it into your tire, where it holds longer than the CO2.

Cycling, as we all know, holds such a great promise for the environment. CO2 is a dark blot on that green sheen. We all know what the C in CO2 is.

Leave the CO2 to the mountain bike racer who can't spare the seconds. The rest of you can carry a pump. I love my new Lezyne pressure drive — more reliable and probably lighter than CO2 canisters. It's an endurance sport folks. Endure a few minutes of pumping.
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Pumps: I remain true to my old school roots ... I present the Silca Pista Floor Pump, with still available replaceable parts, mine is still going since 1979! Just your plain metal pump with a wood handle, but it works when you need it ... every time.

http://www.excelsports.com/new.asp?p...ajor=3&minor=9



Zefal HPX Classic Frame Pump - good for 130 psi if you've got the muscle! Never ride home on a soft tire again.

http://www.ebikestop.com/zefal_hpx_c...ze_1-43003.php


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i also got the topeak road morph G (the one w/ the gauge) based on recommendations here. Its the only pump I have right now and seems to work well for me. its also small enough to fit on the seat tube bottle rack of my 49cm bike. the gauge is a little difficult to read, otherwise no complaints.
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Pumps: I remain true to my old school roots ... I present the Silca Pista Floor Pump, with still available replaceable parts, mine is still going since 1979! Just your plain metal pump with a wood handle, but it works when you need it ... every time.

Zefal HPX Classic Frame Pump - good for 130 psi if you've got the muscle! Never ride home on a soft tire again.
This is the exact same set of pumps I use. My Silca is only from the mid-90's though.
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I'm going to flog my brand here...

Specialized AirTool Comp. Probably the best "budget" pump on the market. Does Presta and Schraeder without mucking about with different pump heads or changing out the washers inside pump heads. Good wear life, unless you use it 20 times a day for a season, then you need the Pro. I've had one at my home for the past 3 years and it hasn't failed me.


On the subject of CO2... I have it in my own bag because I don't have flats very often. For large volume tires I get good results from a Crank Bros pump. For small volume road tires CO2 can't be beat for time. and I'd prefer to be riding rather than pumping (and I have bad luck with valve stems breaking).

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I have a Joe Blow Pro floor pump http://www.topeak.com/products/Floor-Pumps/JoeBlowPro works awesome, no problems at all.

and I recycle my metal CO2 containers.
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(I'll probably repent my rant and delete later ) WHich I did

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I have a mountain morph on the mountain bike and
this http://www.velo-orange.com/quickerpropump.html
on the road bike.

I tried both of them at home and seemed to work fine. Haven't tried them on the road - bought both last year, but had no flats last year.
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i also got the topeak road morph G (the one w/ the gauge) based on recommendations here. Its the only pump I have right now and seems to work well for me. its also small enough to fit on the seat tube bottle rack of my 49cm bike. the gauge is a little difficult to read, otherwise no complaints.
Same here. Got the road morph G as well and I really like that pump. It's really easy to inflate the tires to 125psi. I would get a separate pressure gauge tho, as the gauge on the pump is not accurate enough.
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do you have suggestions for a pressure gauge? do they come with bleeder valves? Might be nice to ride streets/pavement up to the gravel and singletrack, then dump some air.
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that's great everyone... thanks for the replies!!

I think I will go with the morph for a road pump... and probably a Joe Blow Pro for a floor pump.

Now only if I can pull the trigger on that Edge 705
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do you have suggestions for a pressure gauge? do they come with bleeder valves? Might be nice to ride streets/pavement up to the gravel and singletrack, then dump some air.
This one looks pretty much like the one I have. And yes, it can bleed air.
http://www.bikeparts.com/search_resu...p?id=BPC306049

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go ahead, do it, you know you want to!
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go ahead, do it, you know you want to!
haha... yeah I know I'm waiting for some kind of rebate or something... something to lessen the stomach blow that I'll feel once I click "confirm order", LOL!! I want the full package... and the SD card... so far the cheapest I've found was $550.00.. yikes!!!... that's alot of cash for a toy.
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I want the full package... and the SD card... so far the cheapest I've found was $550.00.. yikes!!!... that's alot of cash for a toy.
a toy!?! p'shaw! why the 705 is an essential piece of technical training equipment designed to improve your cycling performance and fitness, get you home safe and on time, AND impress your friends at parties

geomangear.com is where I got mine...very good service and the price was competetive. Some folks were getting them cheaper at PBK.com you might want to check that out, too.

c'mon don't let me feel like the only loser dumb enough to fork out 500+ dollars for a cycling computer
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