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Old 06-08-11, 01:03 PM
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I wanna buy a floor pump...

I want to buy a floor pump to pump up the tires with presta valves on my road bike to 100+ psi. I prefer not to buy a "disposable" pump, I want to buy a decent one that works without breaking the bank. Which one should I buy?
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Old 06-08-11, 01:09 PM
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I use an avenir one from Sports Authority, it works just fine, I think anything from your LBS should be okay.
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Old 06-08-11, 01:10 PM
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Silca pista.
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Old 06-08-11, 01:13 PM
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I bought a Schwinn-branded Avenir 2 years ago. Love it, works great. A good floor pump is the first accessory everyone should buy for their bike. It was about $30.00. Next to it was the name brand Avenir for $35.00. Identical down to the color, just different decals.
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Old 06-08-11, 01:14 PM
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I've had good experiences with this one
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Check out the floor pumps at Nashbar...

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/SubCate..._202333_202371
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Old 06-08-11, 01:37 PM
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Silca Pista is venerable.

I have one of these (SKS Rennkompressor) with one of these (Hirame chuck):

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Old 06-08-11, 01:51 PM
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I have the Topeak "Joe Blow Sprint" from REI. Works fine, never has a problem getting up to 110 psi on one of my bikes. Handles both Presta and Shraeder valves no problem.
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I really like my Planet Bike STX. Stock head does presta or shraeder. It says it's pressure rated to 200psi. I've only gone to ~110, but it does that easily enough, and the gauge seems pretty accurate. It's also rebuildable, so if it does ever wear out you can just put new seals in it. They donate 25% of their profits to "causes that promote bicycle use." What they donate to exactly, I don't know, but it's gotta be better than a CEOs bank account like other companies. You can find them online for ~$40.

It's a Hell of a lot better than the cheaper ~$20 Schwinn pump I had before it.
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Old 06-08-11, 02:07 PM
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I had a Joe Blow Sprint that was good but pretty fragile. It fell over a few times and busted the seals at the top.

Now I have a Rennkompressor and it rocks.
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Both Nashbar and Performance routinely put their house ones on sale. I bought a Performance one for $20. Works fine on both valve types. Gauge isn't worth crap though.
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I agree with the Silca Pista group. one of mine I bought new in '89ish and with little maintenance it is still going strong. I have picked up two others over the years { house, car, and one with a special disc adapter** and love them. there is no gimicky clamp on the pump head and everything else is straight forward. spares are also readily available.



$70 may be pricy but IMHO it is money well spent. http://www.ebikestop.com/silca_super...der-PU5507.php
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Old 06-09-11, 10:21 PM
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I use a Serfas FMP-500 at home and at the co-op we have Lezynes...I've had good luck with both, the Serfas is a "smarthead" type...FWIW.
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I got a Bontrager Turbocharger of out a bike shop dumpster and fixed it for $10
I've been happy with it. Happier then I've been with any of the pumps that bike shops leave out for customers to use.
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Old 06-09-11, 10:53 PM
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Had an SKS but it was a POS.
I now have a $47 Topeak Joe Blow Sprint - VERY satisfied.

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Old 06-10-11, 12:04 AM
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I have a Blackburn Airtower 3 that has trouble sealing. Often starts hissing at around 90 lbs. Gotta be quick with disengaging the chuck.
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Old 06-10-11, 05:17 AM
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Originally Posted by JReade View Post
I use an avenir one from Sports Authority, it works just fine, I think anything from your LBS should be okay.
+1. You do have to replace the chucks on these every three years or so. At least I had to.

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I bought a gauged Park pump off of ebay a couple of years ago and have had no issues with it. It was around $25-$30 shipped
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I picked up one of these Lezyne pumps - simple, sturdy and works really well with a smartly designed head.
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I bought a Lezyne steel road drive pump when my Blackburn air tower gave out after about a year. The Lezyne takes a bit longer as you have screw it on and off the presta valve, and sometimes the valve will not open, requiring it to be unscrewed, then screwed back on again in order to manually depress the plunger on the valve and open it up. But this pump seems much more reliable, I'll bet it lasts at least 10 years.
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Old 06-10-11, 06:39 AM
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My 1970's vintage Silca retro fitted with a schrader head gave out so I got a Serfas FP-200 from REI. It had good reviews and I'm very happy with it.
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As long as the shaft is steel, it will be fine. I have one with amplastice shaft, and it's crap. Topeak and Specialized are good brands. I have one of each. I keep a good one in the car, another in my workshop, and the crappy one on my porch for the public to use.
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+1 on the lezyne. I have the GNC floor drive one
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I keep a good one in the car, another in my workshop, and the crappy one on my porch for the public to use.
Some of you guys are just awesome. How do you get to the point of leaving a pump on your porch for random people as an air stop? I would totally do that, but no one would know they were supposed to use it. They would probably be like "Geez, I really need to air up this tire and there's a pump Right there on that porch. What irony!"
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It's not visible. I'm just spreading the word that it's available.
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