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Old 08-13-11, 01:19 PM
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Please recommend a good hand pump for the commute

I have Schrader valves, and I'm looking for a good quality, portable air pump. Thanks.
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Zefal pump (the classic, can either fit schrader or presta valves!)

Great reviews on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Zefal-Bicycle-...3265594&sr=8-1

The pump fits inside your bike's frame. The pump also has a great length to get good amount of volume per stroke!
You also can get a decent pressure from this pump. Some contemporary mini pumps don't offer these advantages, yet are lighter. This Zefal pump will also last a long time!

When I started out cycling, this is the only pump I used. Didn't have very good floor pumps back when.

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I got a topeak road morph today and I'm impressed with how it feels in general...very sturdy with a ton of air output
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Originally Posted by perspiration
I got a topeak road morph today and I'm impressed with how it feels in general...very sturdy with a ton of air output
+10000 This is the only pump in the world I would recommend after almost 25 years of consistant cycle commuting. Make sure you get the one that says "w/Gauge". Don't cheap out, try to save 5 bucks and get the Mountain Morph...the lack of a gauge will drive you nuts. https://www.bikeisland.com 35.00US w/no shippiong charges. There's a rubber insert that can be flipped for either presta or schrader valves. I think the new ones go to 160 psi. Mine are all 5 years old or older...120 psi. Get a good floor pump as well. I've got a Topeak Joe Blow Sport. It's great. Goes to 160 psi.

All 4 of the bikes I ride have the TPRMwG frame pump.
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Topeak Road Morph if you have presta valves...and Topeak Mountain Morph if have schrader valves. I have both of them and I love them.
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Nope, I can't recommend one. Had the well regarded Topeak Road Morph/G. It failed me and their much vaunted customer service failed me as well. End result is that I avoid all things Topeak now.
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I've been hearing good things about Lezyne pumps...
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I have a Blackburn, it's good, but it lacks a gauge so I'm always wondering if I'm anywhere close.

I have a Topeak Road Morph on order, will come next week. That has a gauge so we'll see how it compares.
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Originally Posted by wolfchild
Topeak Road Morph if you have presta valves...and Topeak Mountain Morph if have schrader valves. I have both of them and I love them.
W/a choice of one the Road Morph w/gauge is the more versatile of the two. It has a gauge! Built in! One simply unscrews the end of the valve attachment and flips the internal rubber seal to whatever valve type one has. Then screw the cap back on and you're set. Easy-peasy. Sorry, OP I couldn't resist.

Too bad about your problems w/products and service no1mad. That's a *****. Mine has been just the opposite, but I appreciate and respect your perspective.

Have heard and read good things about the Lezyne pumps as well, though I've never seen or used one. On a century 'friendly' a guy had one that attached to his saddle and fit down into his seat tube. He never brought it out, though.
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I've never used my Topeak Road Morph G with Schrader, but I like mine for my Prestas. Maybe someone else has, or maybe the Mountain is better, IDK. But definitely get one with a gauge for the price diff. I also have a Serfas floor pump that has worked well so far, FWIW.
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I have and like the Bio-logic seatpost pump. I like it because it serves two purposes. A seat post and an air pump.
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Originally Posted by xtrajack
I have and like the Bio-logic seatpost pump. I like it because it serves two purposes. A seat post and an air pump.
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That's clever, but unfortunately I think I would find it annoying to have to re-tune my seat position every time I had to pump something up!!
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Originally Posted by nashcommguy
W/a choice of one the Road Morph w/gauge is the more versatile of the two. It has a gauge! Built in! One simply unscrews the end of the valve attachment and flips the internal rubber seal to whatever valve type one has. Then screw the cap back on and you're set. Easy-peasy. Sorry, OP I couldn't resist.
I agree. I prefer my Road morph because of built in pressure gauge. I just like to have two different pumps. With Mountain Morph I have to carry a seperate tire pressure gauge.
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Originally Posted by no1mad
End result is that I avoid all things Topeak now.
How sad. You're missing out on a lot of great products. There is no need to condemn the entire product line just because you had a problem with one pump. Did you even use it correctly ??. Topeak has some great products. I never had problem with my Road Morph pump and I use it all the time. I also agree about Lezyne their pumps are nice, I am thinking of getting one just to see how reliable they are.
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I use the Topeak Turbo Morph G Mountain. It works fine with both Shrader and Presta valves. It's not going to replace a floor pump, but it easily gets the job done in an emergency.
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Originally Posted by nashcommguy
+10000 This is the only pump in the world I would recommend after almost 25 years of consistant cycle commuting. Make sure you get the one that says "w/Gauge". Don't cheap out, try to save 5 bucks and get the Mountain Morph...the lack of a gauge will drive you nuts. https://www.bikeisland.com 35.00US w/no shippiong charges. There's a rubber insert that can be flipped for either presta or schrader valves. I think the new ones go to 160 psi. Mine are all 5 years old or older...120 psi. Get a good floor pump as well. I've got a Topeak Joe Blow Sport. It's great. Goes to 160 psi.

All 4 of the bikes I ride have the TPRMwG frame pump.
Sounds good, thanks.

I have the Joe Blow floor pump and like it. One year the tube cracked and sprung a leak, bit Topeak sold me a replacment tube for cheap.
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I have a Topeak Mtn Morph, for tire pressures under 100 ibs, it's best as it has a fatter tube and moves more air. I've only had to use it 3 times and that was in one weekend. (3 flats in one weedend,WTF!). Anyway I don't worry about a gauge on that pump, I just pumped it up until the tire felt plenty solid and when I got home I finished with my floor pump, I got it up to 65 psi with the Morph. I run my tires at 90, but 65 got me home and couldn't honestly tell much differince, go figure.
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Topeak Road Morph +1

It works for Schrader and Presta, doubles as a floor pump, reduces the weight of your bike, upgrades your components one level, and can double as a tap for a keg. Also works in a pinch when you need to perform CPR.
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Originally Posted by Brittain
Topeak Road Morph +1

It works for Schrader and Presta, doubles as a floor pump, reduces the weight of your bike, upgrades your components one level, and can double as a tap for a keg. Also works in a pinch when you need to perform CPR.
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Originally Posted by no1mad
I've been hearing good things about Lezyne pumps...
Another vote for Lezyne. I have two and have got two in for work colleagues. No complaints so far.

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Originally Posted by Mithrandir
I have a Blackburn, it's good, but it lacks a gauge so I'm always wondering if I'm anywhere close.
If you have something to verify the pressure at home just count how many pumps you need to reach the psi you want.
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[QUOTE=Aushiker;13080200]Another vote for Lezyne. I have two and have got two in for work colleagues. No complaints so far.

+n+1; I carry a Lezyne medium alloy pump in my saddle bag - have two bikes with Schrader style valves - the pump tube screws on the valve stem very nicely and works well.
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Re: Topeak Road Morph G

Can someone explain how to configure the end piece for a Schrader valve? Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Easy Peasy
Re: Topeak Road Morph G

Can someone explain how to configure the end piece for a Schrader valve? Thanks.
There's a threaded ring over the end cap that goes onto the valve. The pumps usually come set for presta from the factory. Unscrew the ring, pull the rubber piece out carefully using a pair of needle-nosed pliers. Then flip the rubber piece around and re-insert it back onto the hole. Then screw the threaded ring back on. The hole will be approx. twice the size to accommodate your schrader valve.
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I had great customer service from Topeak when I had a little trouble with my Joe Blow Pro shop pump. Bad deal for you no1mad, very well said Wolfchild. I like Topeak.

As for on-the-bike, I've heard good things about the the Road Morph but after years of dorking around with lousy mini pumps, to heck with it. I'm a CO2 guy now. Love it. I feel pampered every time I fill a tube.
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