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Old 11-09-17, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by DoYouDiverge View Post
My condo has an air pump for residents but I'm looking for a one pump solution for home and outdoor use that fits in jersey pocket.

Is it a lot less convenient to use a mini pump (verses floor pump) for daily top-offs before rides?
How do you check the exact pressure without a gauge?
Yes, and you don’t.
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Old 11-14-17, 10:34 PM
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This topic shows my Topeak Turbo Morph G pump. This is a nice pump.
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Old 11-14-17, 10:39 PM
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Performance Spin Doctor - great pump, great price.
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A mini pump is absolutely not a substitute for a floor pump.
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Old 11-15-17, 01:33 AM
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1

I am buying the Topeak Turbo Morph with Gauge.
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Lezyne Micro Floor Drive HV Mini Pump:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/l...p/rp-prod36291







small, light, powerful and should be good for tubeless tyres aswell .... I don't have one yet, but will get one soon .... I will carry mine in my Camelbak backpack when I do long rides (I use tubeless tyres so need a strong pump that will be able to seat the tyre to the rim incase I need to add a tube

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No mention of the Topeak Hybrid Rocket HP? It takes CO2 canisters and, if for some reason you run out, it also functions as a regular mini pump.
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Originally Posted by atwl77 View Post
No mention of the Topeak Hybrid Rocket HP? It takes CO2 canisters and, if for some reason you run out, it also functions as a regular mini pump.
I saw that one but didnt post it because it was pricey... bad ass pump though
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Originally Posted by dim View Post
Lezyne Micro Floor Drive HV Mini Pump:

small, light, powerful and should be good for tubeless tyres aswell .... I don't have one yet, but will get one soon .... I will carry mine in my Camelbak backpack when I do long rides (I use tubeless tyres so need a strong pump that will be able to seat the tyre to the rim incase I need to add a tube
Adding a tube to a tubeless tire does not require any more than a good pump such as you’d use to inflate any high pressure tubed tire.
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Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
Adding a tube to a tubeless tire does not require any more than a good pump such as you’d use to inflate any high pressure tubed tire.

to inflate the tube is a piece of pi*s ..... but....

to seat the tubeless tyre to the rim in another story ..... some guys need a track pump to seat it, and even that does not always work, so guys use an airshot ... nice and dandy when you work in you garage at home, but not so nice on a long ride far away from home in the dark wet cold



CO2 is not advisable to use, as the CO2 makes the sealant ineffective

so, with your tiny rocket pocket micro pump, you may not seat a tubeless tyre and you will have to phone your wife to come fetch you (unless you carry a spare clincher tyre aswell .... but saying that, on my HED Belgium plus wheels (one of the better tubeless ready rims), my Specialized Turbo Cotton Clinchers needed a much higher pressure than normal to seat them (they did eventually seat with the track pump)

so, you need a decent portable pump (like I linked), if you run tubeless on long rides

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Originally Posted by dim View Post
to inflate the tube is a piece of pi*s ..... but....

to seat the tubeless tyre to the rim in another story ..... some guys need a track pump to seat it, and even that does not always work, so guys use an airshot ... nice and dandy when you work in you garage at home, but not so nice on a long ride far away from home in the dark wet cold



CO2 is not advisable to use, as the CO2 makes the sealant ineffective

so, with your tiny rocket pocket micro pump, you may not seat a tubeless tyre and you will have to phone your wife to come fetch you (unless you carry a spare clincher tyre aswell .... but saying that, on my HED Belgium plus wheels (one of the better tubeless ready rims), my Specialized Turbo Cotton Clinchers needed a much higher pressure than normal to seat them (they did eventually seat with the track pump)

so, you need a decent portable pump (like I linked), if you run tubeless on long rides
In my experience, and I’ve done it four times with two tubeless different tires and two different rims, it is not particularly difficult to put a tube in a tubeless tire and properly inflate it.

The first time I did it, I installed a pair of S-Ones with latex tubes on AC Victory30s. I used a floor pump and did not need to overinflate them to seat them.

The second time I did it was after I installed the same combo tubeless, but without sealant, and caught a rear tire puncture on a ride. I installed a tube and pumped it up without issue using a Lezyne Road Drive medium. Took a lot of pumping to get the 30c up to where I wanted it, but no issues.

Last time was a bad cut on a rear 23c Schwalbe Pro One on AC Argent which wouldn’t seal. I used the same Road Drive and did fail to seat one section at proper pressure, but was able to hand roll it into position on the second try.

I don’t know if higher initial pressure to ensure bead seating (and bleeding down to ride pressure) would have worked in that last case, but it was unnecessary the other three times. It might be a condition specific to certain rim/tire combos, or maybe the tube pressure helps seat the bead better than air; needing high pressure to seat tubeless is a thing, but tubed seating of tubeless tires seems different in practice.
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