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Old 09-20-04, 07:03 PM
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Pump Recommendations

I searched the forums, but not much information came up. So now I ask all you fine people. What is a decent, reliable pump that can inflate tires over 100 psi. Not too cheap, but not too expensive either.
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Old 09-20-04, 07:14 PM
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Zefal HPX
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Old 09-20-04, 07:14 PM
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When we bought our tandem, I decided I needed a better pump. I looked around and bought a Planet Bike floor pump. It pumps a lot of air per stroke and can reach really high pressures, like 125 lbs. So far, I'm satisfied with it. I know at least two shops in the area use these pumps.

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Old 09-20-04, 07:35 PM
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I use a Joe Blow Sport and have been very satisfied with it.

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Old 09-20-04, 07:44 PM
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A "good mini pump" is an oxymoron..
I use Zefal HPX, I also bought a CO2 kit, but since getting the Zefal I dont need to use it. I can get the wheel up to riding pressure with just the pump..
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Old 09-20-04, 09:29 PM
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A good mini pump IS NOT an oxymoron-anymore. Take for example the Barbieri CarbOne Mini that can pump up to 140psi and weighs 70grms; they also now have the Barbieri Titanium mini that weighs 85grms; both of these mini's are under $35. This is a better option is you want a light weight pump (instead of a 235grm frame Zefal), and a better option then CO2 because you have a unlimited supply of air.
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Old 09-20-04, 09:37 PM
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I didn't think you were a weight watcher, froze.
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Old 09-20-04, 09:51 PM
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We vote for the Topeak Mt. Morph; fits on your bike. With a few flicks it becomes a floor pump! Has attached hose (some with guage readout), footpeg flips down, handle flips into a T-shape and you've got a mini-floor pump that puts out 100 lbs. with 100 pump strokes. Flexible attaching hose prevents breakage of valve stems (a sometime occurence with other pumps). Try that with a mini-pump! About $20 to $30.
Its almost a pleasure to have a flat with that pump on the bike!
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Old 09-20-04, 09:55 PM
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Are you asking about floor pump or frame pump?

Here's my short review of both.
Floor pump: Nashbar brand. I believe I paid less than $20.-(on sale) + shipment. It's much more reliable (pressure wise) than the air compressor I used to use. It has a gauge about 6 inches above the floor and I can see it clearly. It doesn't have relief valve that you can adjust and only has indicator that points to the pressure you'd aim at, it works good enough for me. I have never tried but if you try, it goes beyond 120psi easily. When I bought it Nashbar had two different kind of floor in different color for each model and mine is colored blue, which was a cheaper one.

Frame pump: Performance Hurricane MiniMax. It's a floor pump like mini pump, you push it down while holding the rest with your foot. I have not tried pumping air from 0 psi to 120 psi. However, I have tried pumping my road tire 700x23 from 100 psi to 108 psi in several strokes. I could have pushed more but I worried about breaking it. It's a mini pump and you don't expect it to be as sturdy as regular floor pump, specially if you are going for 100+ psi. In my opinion, any frame pump goes for more than 100 psi is a good one and that's all you need for emergency. One thing I don't like about MiniMax is the clip comes with the pump. It's not well designed and moves around a lot. Performance sells a clip that is made for another model which also fits MiniMax for people who wants clip for two bikes but doesn't want two pumps for each bike. It attaches to the water bottle cage but doesn't affect the use of cage itself. It cost me $1.99. The clip works really good, doesn't move around hold pump securely, and doesn't touch my calf.
--MiniMax doesn't have a gauge of its own. I measured the pressure with separate gauge(Zefal).
--I paid $12.- +tax(On sale) for MiniMax. I have seen it something like $9.99, either way it's a geat bargain for what it does.

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Old 09-20-04, 11:44 PM
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I use the topeak joe blow max pump (22$ at rei) but the next one up which is the Topeak joe blow sport is onsale at nashabr for less than 15$ I think.
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Old 09-21-04, 09:21 AM
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Buy a silca. It's possible for a silica to last your whole life as the parts (gauge, hose etc) are replaceable. A silca pista will run around $40-45.

Here's the company website https://www.silcapompe.it/engl/pagine/pmanometro.htm
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Old 09-22-04, 07:51 PM
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Here's another vote for the Topeak Mtn. Morph. Picked one up based on reviews:
https://mtbr.com/reviews/Pump/product_86616.shtml
Best mini pump I've ever used. There may not be a pressure gauge but anyone worth their salt should be able to tell when they have enough air.
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Old 09-22-04, 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Rowan
I didn't think you were a weight watcher, froze.
How do you think I keep my girly figure?
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Old 09-22-04, 09:25 PM
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Blackburn makes a fully servicable extremely high quality pump for about $50 or $60. We use one in the shop and its far outlasted Silca and Topeak pumps.
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Old 09-22-04, 11:21 PM
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mini pumps look damn cool, they fit right next to your water bottle, are light, and work to get you from A to B.

when you get home, use an air compressor.

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Old 10-23-04, 09:50 AM
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I've been using the amazingly small/light Crank Bros. pump for a few years now on several bikes. They fit inside a saddle bag and weigh just 90gm. While you do have to do a fair amount of stroking to get up near full pressure you don't use it much if it is for flats. You should use a home/shop pump to maintain air presssure before rides. They pump on the bike is for flats. For that purpose, again, the Crank Bros. pump is excellent. Also, if I needed to go to, say 120 psi, I'd top it up, after fixing the tube, at a gas station....

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Old 10-23-04, 06:51 PM
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Topeak Road Morph is on my ride. A couple flicks of the wrist and it's a floor pump, with a built in gauge, and includes a Presta adapter.
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Originally Posted by EastKY
Topeak Road Morph is on my ride. A couple flicks of the wrist and it's a floor pump, with a built in gauge, and includes a Presta adapter.

I just ordered one of these baby's, based on what I have dug up in reviews. When I placed the order at the LBS today the local pro got a big smile and said "yeh, that's the one I like". Can't wait to get it.
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Old 10-26-04, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by EastKY
Topeak Road Morph is on my ride. A couple flicks of the wrist and it's a floor pump, with a built in gauge, and includes a Presta adapter.
It's on my "Santa list"...
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Old 10-26-04, 06:49 PM
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I have to second the vote for the Blackburn pumps. I have had a Blackburn floor pump for ~ 5 years and it is great. The Zefal I had before that seemed to be built less solidly and broke after a couple years of gentle but regular use. As with most anything, you get what you pay for. Just watch for the sales!
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Old 10-26-04, 06:59 PM
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well i commute to work every day, so flats are a pretty common occurance. I use a co2 pump. the pump itself was 20 bucks, and the co2 cartriges i buy at walmart... 25 for 12 bucks. the most flats i have ever had in one trip is 3. I always cary 5 co2 cartridges with me.. one in the pump, 4 in the bag. so, as long as i don't get 6 flats, i am in the clear. the cartridges don't take up much room, and definently weigh less than a pump!!! the reason i switched over to co2's is just the ease of use! you could either pump a mini pump 150 times (not much fun) or you can just pull the trigger, and be done in litteraly 2 seconds. sure it cost money for the cartridges... but come on! not having to pump 150 times when i am running late to work is definately worth the 48 cents for a cartridge!!!!

if you do get the co2 pump... make sure you get one that does not require the threaded co2's!!!! they cost 3 times as much, walmart does not carry that kind... you will have to rely on your lbs
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Old 10-26-04, 07:00 PM
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I'll be ordering a Topeak Road Morph next week.
Was available from the bike parts 'net store, and seems to suit my needs.
This forum is so active that whatever I'm wondering about, a topic is sure to spring up with the info I want...
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