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Old 06-05-11, 06:16 PM
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Tubular tire pumps

What brand and type (frame mounted, foot, etc.) of pump do you use for pumping up your high pressure tubular tires with presta valves? I see foot pumps for less than $10 and others at $40 and more, is it necessary to spend more to get the job done?
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Old 06-05-11, 06:20 PM
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I use a Blackburn Airtower 1 for all my tires, Schrader or Presta. Good for up to 140 PSI. It costs around $20-25.

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Old 06-05-11, 06:40 PM
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I use my 20 something year old Silca Pista floor pumps, a Zefal HPX frame pump or CO2. Co2 is the simplist way to do it on the road.
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I use a 17.99 Zefal from Walmart, and go about 130 in my tubulars.
On the road, CO2, and I replace it with air as soon as possible.
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I have yet to find a frame pump that will work up to 170psi.
At home I use a lenzyne.
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Originally Posted by PDXaero View Post
I have yet to find a frame pump that will work up to 170psi.
You have a need to go to 170psi?

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Originally Posted by PDXaero View Post
I have yet to find a frame pump that will work up to 170psi.
At home I use a lenzyne.
Originally Posted by knoregs View Post
You have a need to go to 170psi?

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I was thinking the same thing. I only go about 100 or 110 but perhaps he is using a much fancier tire. they must ride kinda rough
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
I was thinking the same thing. I only go about 100 or 110 but perhaps he is using a much fancier tire. they must ride kinda rough
All my tubulars can go at least 170psi but I've never attempted to get 'em there. I supposed for indoors track riding you might want some really high pressure. Yeah I would think that anything over about 140psi or so would be a bone shaking experience.

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Silca track pump at home; Silca "Impero" frame pump on the road.
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170psi (and I suspect you add a couple of more pumps before removing the pump head from the valve too)..........Holy cow, what's it like to ride womething like that??!!....or do you just like to live/ride on the edge....

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I use a Joe Blow. Has both pump heads (Schraeder and Presta). Has a locking lever to attach to the valve. Nice, flexible hose. Smooth pumping action. Pressure gages reads up to 160 psi but I have NEVER gone that high on any tire - ever.

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Originally Posted by Mike Mills View Post
I use a Joe Blow. Has both pump heads (Schraeder and Presta). Has a locking lever to attach to the valve. Nice, flexible hose. Smooth pumping action. Pressure gages reads up to 160 psi but I have NEVER gone that high on any tire - ever.

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I got my yellow Joe Blow last year for a low $18 last year on clearance from our local PBS. Got the last one they had that day! It is a good pump and can go over 120PSI easy, unlike the cheapie Target sourced Schwinn floor pump that it replaced. The head keeps popping off the vavle once you get to 100PSI, but I do miss my plastic Zefal flooor pump with a universal valve head that lasted over 20 years.

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