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Old 07-18-13, 02:56 PM
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Presta Bicycle Pumps - Need Advice ....

I need to get a better bicycle pump for my Surly Long Haul Trucker, which has Presta Valves ....

I'm considering the Lezyne CNC - Travel Drive Floor Pump ....

Does anyone have/use this particular bicycle pump? What has been your experience using the Lezyne CNC Travel Drive Floor Pump?

It looks like a good choice for me. I've always had problems with getting a good seal and afraid that I will damage the Presta Valve, which happened recently. With the secure threaded chuck, seems like that might solve this problem.
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I have a Lezyne pump and find it to be very sturdy, with a long hose and very good chuck. But I'd only recommend the Travel model if you need the extra light weight and more compact design (both the barrel and hose are shorter, which means more strokes to fill and inability to pump the tires when the bike is on a stand.) You are paying quite a premium for the modifications that make it easier to transport but somewhat less functional. This page on the Lezyne site shows all the different models. Prices listed on that page are higher than street price. I have the Alloy Floor Drive and am very happy with it.

But I have to say answering your questions may cause me some problems - until I visited their site I never knew how many other tools they made!
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No experience with the Lezyne pump but I will say this... If at all possible try the pump before your buy it. When i had my shop I sold a few different floor pumps (and bach then frame ones). I would offer my customers the chance to try out a pump, i would keep one each as a tester. It was interesting to watch people try one type of air chuck, or another, and decide that one was easier for them to work with. Andy.
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Originally Posted by cny-bikeman View Post
I have a Lezyne pump and find it to be very sturdy, with a long hose and very good chuck. But I'd only recommend the Travel model if you need the extra light weight and more compact design (both the barrel and hose are shorter, which means more strokes to fill and inability to pump the tires when the bike is on a stand.) You are paying quite a premium for the modifications that make it easier to transport but somewhat less functional. This page on the Lezyne site shows all the different models. Prices listed on that page are higher than street price. I have the Alloy Floor Drive and am very happy with it.

But I have to say answering your questions may cause me some problems - until I visited their site I never knew how many other tools they made!
I'm considering the Lezyne CNC - Travel Drive Floor Pump
because I will be carrying it with me everywhere. I quit driving, and so my bicycle is my main transportation to work, shopping, errands, church, exercise ....
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Since you will be carrying it everywhere you might consider a frame pump with a hose and gauge, such as the Topeak Road Morph G. It easily converts between Schrader and Presta valves and the hose will help keep you from tearing the somewhat fragile Presta valves out of the tube.
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Originally Posted by vja4Him View Post
I'm considering the Lezyne CNC - Travel Drive Floor Pump
because I will be carrying it with me everywhere. I quit driving, and so my bicycle is my main transportation to work, shopping, errands, church, exercise ....
Well it's not really meant for on-bike travel - it still weighs about 2 lbs and would be an awkward thing to pack or to carry on foot when off the bike. I agree with the frame pump suggestion, perhaps augmented by a CO2 inflator.
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Well it's not really meant for on-bike travel - it still weighs about 2 lbs and would be an awkward thing to pack or to carry on foot when off the bike. I agree with the frame pump suggestion, perhaps augmented by a CO2 inflator.
I travel very heavy .... Loaded with four Ortlieb large Panniers, large Handlebar Bag, large Top Tube Bag, and when I'm shopping, I carry my Carradice Saddlebag and a duffle bag. I've carried $350 in food once! That's with no trailer!!! My usual load is around $100-150 in food, sometimes $200 or more. So carrying the Lezyne CNC - Travel Drive Floor Pump will not be a problem.

Oh yes, I also have a huge Kryptonite New York chain lock, I think is five or six feet long, and very heavy!!! I also carry two extra heavy-duty cables, with heavy-duty locks, and also have locks and cables for all four Panniers, and a lock for my Handlebar Bag.
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