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Old 06-24-05, 11:29 AM   #1
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Bicycle Frame Pump

Man that sucks! I broke my frame pump! I've had my MT Zefal for a looooooong time. Of course, when I went to my LBS just a while ago to get another one, he just smiled and pointed to the shelf of mulitudes of mini pumps. Do those things work? Where's the rest of it?

Ok, if you have a pump (mini or frame) that you have an opinion on, I'm listening. I really don't like to ride without one. I've tried the CO2. It works ok, but I need to know it will be there when I'm in the middle of BFE.

I have a couple of 200-300 mi rides and an 800 mi ride coming up this summer. My MT Zefal was sure faithful. I'm bumming.
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Old 06-24-05, 12:06 PM   #2
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I use a topeak Road morph and I am pretty happy with it. Other wise I would shop the internet and get another Zefal
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I had a Topeak mini pumponce on my MTB by the time I ever got enough air in the tire to inflate it I was too tired to ride.
I have a Zefal HPX on all my bikes. There is something weird with Zefal's distribution here in the USA that pisses off LBS's so many of them won't sell Zefal products or Christophe toe clips! google zefal pumps and you will find a few online sources for them
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Old 06-24-05, 07:16 PM   #4
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Topeak Morph. It's the only one that I swear by, not at. I'm just as likely to grab that as find what corner my floor pump is hiding in when I need to air up before a ride.

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Old 06-24-05, 08:13 PM   #5
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Topeak Road Morph here as well. I wouldn't use anything else.
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Old 06-25-05, 08:12 AM   #6
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I don't have a Topeak, but I agree with the others: get a mini pump with a folding floor peg and hose. I have a Delta Jet I got on the cheap from Nashbar and have used in many times (too many!).
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Topeak Turbo Morph w/ digital gauge. Love it!
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I have both Road morphs and Zefal HPx and usually bring the Zefal. If you want a framefit pump, this is the best way to go. Topeak frame pumps are lame and Topeaks QC doesn't seem as good.

I was waffling on a new pump for a new bike this spring, bought a Roadmorph (and promptly returned it) because it leaked at the hose fittings the first time I used it. I have an older roadmorph that works fine, but the bracket isn't the best and if you want to switch it between bikes easily you need extra brackets. I think the hose and foot peg are gimmicky and overrated, it's not that tough to use a pump on a bike tire!

Buy a new Zefal HPx if you like framefit, plus it's got the high volume/ high pressure deal that makes getting the last 20 PSI in all that much easier.
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Topeak Morph. It's the only one that I swear by, not at. I'm just as likely to grab that as find what corner my floor pump is hiding in when I need to air up before a ride.

Steve
This is a great pump, it has a sturdy rubber hose, you can get 110 psi with a little work, and mine hasn't failed in the three years I've owned it.
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I own a Road Morph too, i have the model with a presure gauge... I really love it and it never failed me.
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I can attest to the value in the Zefal HPx since I've own two of them that I bought over 12 years ago. I suppose the fact that I've never replaced them speaks volumes. I also like that they don't look like anything worth taking.

There have been many HPx vs. pump X comparisons over the years. Everyone always talks about how easy it is to hit high pressures with the HPx. I can't speak for those I haven't tried. Hopefully I'll never need another. That would be a bargain!

An excellent source if they have them
There's even rebuild kits.

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zefal hpx every time - bombproof and as small or large as you need.
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my previous experience with frame pumps was limited to the older Silca's. anyone who has used these knows that they don't last. i have a drawer full of bent and broken ones. my new bike came with a Zefal Hpx and I couldn't be more pleased. i haven't tried any others, and don't see any need to since this one works so well.
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