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Old 01-22-08, 04:43 PM   #1
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Pumps!

I'm really tired of using a presta adapter with my already crappy schwinn pump. What are some recommendations for good affordable presta pumps? I've been looking at silca but I'm not sure I want to drop 80 bucks on a pump, especially when I've heard mixed reviews.
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Old 01-22-08, 04:44 PM   #2
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Something portable or something to keep at the house?

For portable, I like the topeak morph pumps, for floor pumps I'm still fond of the old silca super pista.
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Old 01-22-08, 04:49 PM   #3
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performance has a deal on 19$ for the hurricane essential floor pump. it has a valve that fits both heads. Ive only had it for a few weeks and it works great, but it being that cheap i fully expect it to crap out on me in the near future. despite that, it feels pretty sturdy and pumps pretty strongly.
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Old 01-22-08, 04:51 PM   #4
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for home use.

Every pump I've used that says it works with both types seems to leak air on presta valves.
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Old 01-22-08, 04:55 PM   #5
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the Air Tool Pro Floor Pump from specialized!
this little guy blows my mind! I didn't think $60 would be worth it but it is! being able to remove air accurately with the pump attached to my tube I can finally dial my PSI to the exact number I want and there is nothing I have found that allows me to stay more consistent than this guy!
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i have the nashbar orange pump at home. automatic head is nice, and doesn't leak on a presta, but does need a little more engagement than average.
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Old 01-22-08, 05:01 PM   #7
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topeak road morph g
I also have a second wind, but I haven't used it yet.

the topeak joe blow i've heard nothing but good about.

although, steepandcheap has a serfas mini pump and a floor pump for 23 bucks RIGHT NOW.
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Stay away from the Park Tool PFP-3, it's awful.
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Old 01-22-08, 05:23 PM   #9
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second the specialized pump.
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Old 01-22-08, 05:32 PM   #10
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Stay away from the Park Tool PFP-3, it's awful.
What I have. Leaky and annoying. Generally gets the job done though. For about a year I used a crappy mini pump exclusively that was the biggest pain in the ass ever, so I'm not really complaining.
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Old 01-22-08, 05:35 PM   #11
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for floor pumps I'm still fond of the old silca super pista.
Got mine for $20 and absolutely love it. The Park Master (Professional?) pump is also very nice if you need presta and schraeder.
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Old 01-22-08, 05:47 PM   #12
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yeah, I'll echo that I only head good things about the JoeBlow pumps. for a mini, I really like my Blackburn AirStik. I've got a Specialized something-something (the yellow one?) back home that was decent. and a SKS Kompressor here that I like as far as floor-pumps. if you want something presta and high pressure specific try getting a Hirame pump head for what you've got. they are great.
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Old 01-22-08, 05:53 PM   #13
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second the specialized pump.
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Get a silca head and slap it on whatever pump you buy and you will be set.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Silca-24-0-Prest...QQcmdZViewItem
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Get a silca head and slap it on whatever pump you buy and you will be set.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Silca-24-0-Prest...QQcmdZViewItem
Woah, never thought of that.
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Old 01-22-08, 07:05 PM   #16
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Get a silca head and slap it on whatever pump you buy and you will be set.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Silca-24-0-Prest...QQcmdZViewItem
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LBS sold me one for 50 cents for the silca head. im not super sure its the same thing but it looks identical.
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Damn, you just missed a good on on Steep and Cheap.

Sometimes those things come back though...maybe keep a sharp eye.
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just because i can.
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just because i can.
no ****ing way

i literally just copied that url

ahh my **** is stale!

did you debate between gold and leopard print too
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Old 01-22-08, 09:26 PM   #21
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i totally did! amazing.
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my giant control tower might be the best $10 I've spent air-wise.
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Old 01-22-08, 09:39 PM   #23
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Admit it, you just like saying "my giant control tower".
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you caught me!

after braking two wallyworld pumps I decided to "invest" in a real one.
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