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Old 09-25-09, 08:03 PM   #1
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Frame Mount Pump

Have any one use this kind of pump on there bike?Some that I have look at looks pretty good but then I have never use one my self.I'm just not sure how they would work out.Any input is welcome
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Old 09-25-09, 09:08 PM   #2
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Unless you use CO2, and sometimes even if you do, almost everybody carries a frame pump. A floor pump is of course much easier to use, but they aren't practical to carry with you. Any frame pump beats walking home when you get a flat.

Your question is very general. It's almost like asking if anybody uses tires on their wheels. Can you clarify what you want to know?
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Old 09-25-09, 09:54 PM   #3
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Unless you use CO2, and sometimes even if you do, almost everybody carries a frame pump.
You're thinking of a what I would call a "mini pump".

A traditional frame pump is one that runs length of the top tube. Frame pumps were generally produced in several different sizes, designed to fit top tubes of particular lengths. While it's still possible to buy a traditional frame pump (e.g. Topeak Master Blaster, Zefal HPX), there's no point in doing so. The only bike-mounted pump worth buying is the Topeak Road Morph G. Or perhaps the Topeak Turbo Morph G if you use high-volume tires.
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Old 09-26-09, 08:44 AM   #4
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+++ for the road morph. has a pressure gauge. be careful about not losing the screw on dealy that goes over the rubber that goes over your stem - mine fell off in china - must have vibrated loose when riding aver a long stretch of gnarly cobblestone -- fortunately I had been stopped and heard it hit the pavement when I took off. took a while to find, but I did find it. Villagers were wondering what the crazy foreigner was looking for in the road. There would have been NO way to fill a tube with that kind of stem in that part of china! now I carry an adapter just in case.
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+1 for the roadmorph, and for making sure the air head cap is secure. I had one disappear on tour. Fortunately, I was in a large town with a bike shop when I discovered it missing, and not out in the boonies fixing a flat. Ordered a replacement and added a dab of silicon to the threads before installing.
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I can appreciate what the fellows say about the RoadMorph, just looking at an add now makes me like it more. It has a HI-PRES capacity, important for road tires.
I had a Zefal frame pump years ago but it didn't fit on my favorite bike at the time, a 21". Later on having switched to a 56cm, it fit but I'd lost interest in the pump. Fitting a frame was an issue back then
I use a mini and am hard-pressed to critisize it, it's a cheaper mini. If you're going to but one and only one pump, that R.Morph can compete with a floor pump.
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+1 for the roadmorph, and for making sure the air head cap is secure. I had one disappear on tour. Fortunately, I was in a large town with a bike shop when I discovered it missing, and not out in the boonies fixing a flat. Ordered a replacement and added a dab of silicon to the threads before installing.
Agree with this! I made the mistake of loaning my Road Morph to a buddy. He swapped the head from Presta to Schrader, but didn't tighten the head enough. A couple of weeks later I was out riding and stopped to help a guy with a flat, only to find that the air head cap had come loose and the pump was useless The idea of adding a dap of silicon to keep the cap in place is a good one!
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I have had great luck with the Blackburn air stick carbon.
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Reviving this thread, I have a topeak master blaster but I am not sure how to install it. I can't it to say tensioned enough to stay in the top tube. It shouldn't require a pump peg, right? What I am doing wrong to cause it to lose tension (I cover the valve to try to get it to lock but can't.

I have a traditional frame (custom steel) that the top tube length is about 53 cm c-to-c so I don't think it is too small. Or should it be longer that the top tube and compress?

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Wiswell, There are different sizes, yours maybe too short for your frame. Take a look at this holder to use as a support assist: http://www.amazon.com/TwoFish-Bikebl.../dp/B001F307JK

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I got a pump that is supposed to fit frame size 49-54cm. I wonder if because I have a traditional (not compact) frame that it is too small. The internal measurement of the top tube is 50 cm. It is shorter than the top tube length but I thought it was supposed to expand and then be spring loaded. Is it the opposite? ie I need a larger pump that will compress?
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Used a longer stroke frame fit pump, on tours to keep the PSI up. daily.
Fits under the top tube or along the left seatstay,
the latter a better option if you lift your bike by the top tube.

now available, '2 Fish' rubber block/velcro strap devices keep them in place..
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Lezyne Micro Floor Pump HPG.. Gauge.. Takes both, Schrader and Presta valves.. no parts to pop off. No bolts to lose.. Nice long hose.



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I've got the same Lezyne micro floor pump. I've had it only a few weeks, so I haven't tested it extensively, but so far I love it.
And it looks good...
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Just got my Lezyne pump just like the one pictured above. Pumped up a tire to 120 psi in about 6 minutes (testing how well it works). The pump is extremely well made and nearly weightless. The gauge is accurate, too! I ordered mine direct from the company and bought a couple extra mounts (I have three bikes). I found using the pump kneeling to be the best leverage. It's too short to use standing on your feet.
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Old 04-26-11, 01:46 PM   #16
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+1 for the Turbo Morph. I've used mine up to 100 lbs pressure (my family has tires in the 1.25" to 1.5" width range on our bikes). I'm sure it could go higher but I haven't needed to try. It works just like a floor pump.

If it matters to you, the Turbo Morph has a regular dial gauge -- I've heard a few (just a few) complaints about the cylinder gauge on the Road Morph.
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Responding to the question from Wiswell - If the Topeak pump you have is designed like the Zefal pumps that I have carried under my top tube, you need a pump peg for it to fit on the frame under the top tube. Example, the Long Haul Trucker has a small conical shaped knob on the headtube that the hole in the top of the pump head fits into.

If you do not have a water bottle installed along the seat tube, you may be able to put the pump on there without any pegs. That is where I carry my pump on my 1972 Raleigh and 1961 Ideor. Those bikes were built before water bottle braze-ons were common.

Zefal makes a plastic fitting that will work like a pump peg but I do not know anyone in the US that stocks them. Available in Europe.
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=44596

I also have a Lezyne Micro Floor pump (like recommended by others above) that works great. That pump threads onto the intter tube valve instead of clamping on to it. If you have removable presta valve cores on your tubes, tighten them with a wrench before you use the Lezyne. I stopped to change a tube. Pumped it up. When I went to remove the pump from the tube, the valve core stayed on the pump instead of in the tube. I did not realize they were removable cores until I accidentally removed them.
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