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Attaching frame pump to top tube, or other pump options.

Old 04-06-17, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by ppg677 View Post
I have an old frame pump. Not sure the brand, but the nozzle is made by Campagnolo.

It fits great when on the seat tube and I assume this is how they were intended to be used. But I need two water bottles for long rides, and behind the seat is taken up by a Tubi bag I just bought (which barely fits a tubular spare let alone a CO2 canister).

I'm trying to attach it to the top tube instead. Velcro is needed, but even with one piece of velcro I'm not fully confident in the security and it looks kind of tacky. Any other ideas?

Alternatively any other pump I should consider?
Is that pump on there mostly for looks? As a previous poster said, ditch it and get one of the Mini Lynzynes with the awesome connection hose. Small enough to carry in a jersey pocket/saddle bag or mount under the water bottle. Lezyne - Engineered Design - Products - Hand Pumps - High Pressure - Pressure Drive

BTW, sweet looking bike! I love that color.
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Old 04-06-17, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Reynolds View Post
2 Zefal Doodads hold the pump securely:

That's what I would do, if keeping that pump. You need the velcro anyway, if the pump is mounted in the under top tube position. That pump looks too long for a pin or mushroom type doodad, and even if you had the braze on pin, you'd still need one velcro strap.

BTW, have an old timer teach you how to pump properly with that pump, btw. Silca with a steel campy head were the best BITD, but you need to have good form or you will have problems.

Originally Posted by seypat View Post
Is that pump on there mostly for looks? As a previous poster said, ditch it and get one of the Mini Lynzynes with the awesome connection hose. Small enough to carry in a jersey pocket/saddle bag or mount under the water bottle. Lezyne - Engineered Design - Products - Hand Pumps - High Pressure - Pressure Drive
In many ways, full size frame pumps were more practical. They can be used for everyday inflation, as they will pump your tires up at least 10x faster than a mini pump. Weight difference is pretty minimal, really. It can be a real time saver if you live somewhere with a lot of glass or thorns or whatever.

That said I might lean toward a mini pump in this situation. I don't really like toptube mounting anyway, and with no nub, it's even more awkward.
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Old 04-06-17, 09:08 AM
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Another vote for Lezyne mini-pumps. Compact, efficient, and can be easily tucked away. Crank Brothers' new Klic pumps are another option.
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Old 04-06-17, 09:21 AM
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The only frame I carry a full size pump on is a french bike with 2 pump pegs on the downtube. The pump is a Zefal Solobloc with metallic paint that matches the decals perfectly. I still carry the Lynzyne Mini in a pocket and will actually use it. I have a couple of frames that Silca pump heads have rubbed the paint off at the BB junction. Your other option is a under the saddle water bottle carrier. That is a big frame. You could probably make both the water bottle holder and saddle bag work under there.

I rode an event last year with another BF member. He was on a 56/57 frame. He had his rain jacket folded up in a small bag attached between the brake bridge and the seat lug. It looked like it was meant to be there! Very inventive.

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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
Is that pump on there mostly for looks? As a previous poster said, ditch it and get one of the Mini Lynzynes with the awesome connection hose. Small enough to carry in a jersey pocket/saddle bag or mount under the water bottle. Lezyne - Engineered Design - Products - Hand Pumps - High Pressure - Pressure Drive

BTW, sweet looking bike! I love that color.
The bike no longer has the color. It now looks like this :-) Now that I've switched to clinchers, I just carry the CO2 canisters

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