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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    second the specialized pump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blickblocks View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jim-bob View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by c0urt View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Hirohsima View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Hirohsima View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by joshuastar View Post


    just because i can.
    no ****ing way

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    i totally did! amazing.
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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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