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Old 10-17-12, 08:29 AM
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Which Frame Pump?

So I've only got to wrap the bars on my 1984 Trek 660 and now i'm looking at the pump peg on the head tube and thinking that i'd like to find a pump to fit there to carry on this bike.

Any suggestions as to which pumps work best on large vintage frames? I want something that looks good but is also practical. Can I have my cake and eat it too? So far i've only found one pump that appears to even be available in an XL size.

Topeak Road Master Blaster Frame Pump: XL; Fits 59-64cm; Usable Length 52-57cm

Without the dimmensions for the park frame pump i'm not sure if it's long enough to use without velcro straps

and just for giggles here's the picture of the bike in question. It has had changes since this picture but I won't take another photo shoot until it's complete. (well maybe a few lacking the frame pump)

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A lot of people seem to really like the Lezynes....I've never used their frame pump, but I was not a fan of their floor pump. I'd keep it simple and shop eBay for a Silca...get a chrome one to avoid color match issues.
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I use the Topeak on my Salsa Casseroll, the top tube is 61cm c-t-c. I use the Velcro strap, but it probably is not needed because it it in pretty tight. Even if your Trek is a 25.5 frame it should fit without the straps.
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What distance are you needing to span? The Zefal HPX is available in a 51-55cm length, might be another option to look at.
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Love the Road Master Blaster. My frame doesn't need the XL but I can inflate my tires to 160, not that I would do this, but just in case.
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If you want a pump you can count on and get good pressure, go with the Zefal HPx Classic.

You will likely need a umbrella or peg clamp to hold on that piece of scaffolding though.

The body is still alloy, the thumblock really grabs the valve and the switch in the handle locks out the mounting spring so your not working against it on every stroke. 100psi is no problem for this pump.

Disclaimer, I do not have any of the new Classics but I have a few originals kicking around and they are great pumps. One even managed to fall off a bike, get runned over by the back wheel and still works.
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+1 on the hpx. A have a couple, one of which is almost 20 years old. It's super beatup and dented, but still works like a champ.

A pump is definitely something where I would go with function over style.
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+++1 on the Zefal HPX (4) pump in basic black. Works well, you can take out the Schrader valve guts if you just use Presta, and is very durable with the aluminum bode. Much more durable than the Silca plastic pumps. The Zefals develop good pressure in less strokes than just about any modern hand pump.

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My Super Sport wears a vintage Zefal HP, but all the other bikes share one of the Park adjustable frame pumps. Fits on the top tube, seat tube, along the seat stay, anywhere on anything.

You know it's going to be a good day when the stem and seatpost come right out.

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