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    Need a floor model air pump - Any suggestions on brand?
    Last edited by pennywishbone; 03-19-06 at 10:36 AM. Reason: Forgot to put floor model

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    Thin racing tires need a higher pressure = narrow pump. Fat tires need fatter pumps that give larger volumes at lower pressures. If a local library has back issues of BICYCLING I would start there. For the price of some high end pumps you could get a motorized pump at an auto parts store and save the effort. When my old schrader floor pump hose wore out my LBS sold me a replacement hose with a head that handles both Presta and Schrader valves and threw in two hose clamps.
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    I like my Serfas FP50

    Anything over $30 will probably work fine, unless you have some crazy tubular tires that need ridiculous pressures. Just about all pumps nowadays handle presta/schrader.
    I just say something about fixies being sooo trendy right now. That is hipster kryptonite. -Anon

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    Do check presta/schrader valve type before you buy, most will handle both.
    My choice has been Blackburn for both floor and frame-fit pumps. They do the job and I don't spend any time thinking about them.

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    +1 on the Serfas. Mine is an Airbones however.
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    This is the one I plan on picking up. It's a Topeak Joe Blow Pro


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    Mmmm, Blue Salsa.... BubbaDog's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by pennywishbone
    Need a floor model air pump - Any suggestions on brand?
    I picked up a Park PFP-3 pump from eBay a few weeks ago, $27.95 with free shipping. Arrived in three days, brand new with Park tags still on it. A great pump for home use, built in gauge, pumps to 160psi and completely rebuildable. Here's a link to another one he has:

    Park PFP-3 Floor Pump

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