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Old 08-15-13, 01:18 PM
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Pump Head Recommendation

So I got myself a Hirame head, and while I was at it I treated myself to a new Silca pump. It's very nice - once I got over the learning curve. So that leaves me with an extra floor pump at home. I could just leave it at home, but I doubt I'd use it since I have the Silca. I was thinking of bringing it to work and storing it in my bike locker, then if I ever needed to pump up the tires before heading home, I wouldn't have to rely on my mini pump or CO2. But the whole reason for getting the Hirame head is the head on my old pump was so frustrating. I suppose I could just get another Hirame, but . . . I was wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a dual head (some of my coworkers use Schraeder valves, and I feel bad that I can't help them inflate their tires - well, I could if I could remember how to switch over my mini pump or if I wanted to use up one of my CO2 cylinders).

So, any suggestions?

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Old 08-15-13, 01:20 PM
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Silca has a one, the P/V head screws off , and the Screw on end S/V remains.


Lezine is another .. just not a thumblock either ..

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Old 08-15-13, 02:11 PM
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do you need the crack pipe style head for disc wheels? if not then i prefer the auto magic heads that do presta and schrader without switching grommets or holes. been using a topeak one for a while but also use the specialized ones at work. if using compressed/shop air then i prefer push on heads like the silca and the 99c schrader chuck
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Old 08-15-13, 03:28 PM
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Here's a thread-on presta/schrader head. https://www.topeak.com/products/pumps...ck_upgrade_kit

Lezyne makes something similar I believe.
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Old 08-15-13, 06:06 PM
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Thanks for the recommendations. I forgot the Silca can be used for Schraeder.

All standard wheels, i.e., no discs, on my bikes.

The Topeak looks interesting, but I can't seem to find anyone in US that carries it. Maybe I'll try out the Silca and if that is too much of a pain, then go for a Lezyne.

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