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Old 05-03-22, 03:28 PM
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Bike Pump Recommendation

Please advise on bike pumps that you use. Looking for easy to use for Schrader. Electric, Foot, or whatever style that works well and is not hard to release. I've gotten rid of the nice looking, but PITA Wally World pump and need to get a good one for the bike.
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Transportable as well?
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Old 05-03-22, 04:09 PM
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Nope - a good one for at home before & after rides.
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I've got a $60 Blackburn floor pump that's been reliable for years. Buying now, I'd get one with a chamber for seating tubeless tires, but you might not need that feature.
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Pleased with my Joe Blow 3. Easy to use. Has A dual valve, gage, and target psi shut off.
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I bought a cheapo $10 Zefal floor pump at Walmart circa 2005 - 2009. It's still pumping up my tires every other ride. I did replace the air chuck and hose about 2017 for another 4 bucks.
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I use a Specialized floor pump. I bought it in 2011 and use it for everything, including the cars and motorcycles. It works well. It can be used for Schrader and Presta valves.
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I've got a Topeak track pump, not sure on the exact model name but it was around the middle of their price range of pumps. Does the job, but the pump head could be improved.

Also got a USB rechargeable FUMPA electric pump.



It's totally and utterly unnecessary but does a fantastic job. Digital gauge is nice. I mostly use it for travel when taking a larger/heavier track pump isn't always the best option.
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I have had a Joe Blow Sport III for 5 yeard, no complaints.
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Old 05-03-22, 05:50 PM
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I had a Park shop pump for many years. Unfortunately I left it behind when I moved to Japan. An LBS here was selling Park floor pumps, I bought one and it broke in a week (it was made in China). A good Blackburn or Topeak pump would be great.
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I bought a Bell pump five years ago at Academy Sports, and it's always worked well for me. Inexpensive, and does the job.
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Originally Posted by phughes View Post
I use a Specialized floor pump. I bought it in 2011 and use it for everything, including the cars and motorcycles. It works well. It can be used for Schrader and Presta valves.
The ex-GF and I used one for many years. Worked great. Lost it in the breakup.
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Originally Posted by jwr0201 View Post
Please advise on bike pumps that you use. Looking for easy to use for Schrader. Electric, Foot, or whatever style that works well and is not hard to release. I've gotten rid of the nice looking, but PITA Wally World pump and need to get a good one for the bike.
Silca Super Pista. Mine is well over 30 years old. It has a reputation for an accurate gauge, good stroke volume, and easy to find replacement parts. You would have to get a Schraeder head because it is designed with a Presta head.
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I’ve got an SKS Rennkompressor for higher pressures. And I have a Spin Doctor Essential that is no longer available.

I’m not sure who made the Spin Doctor pump, (Performance made none of their house branded products) but the head is a great design. Instead of a top clamp lever, it has a side clamp lever. This is a nicer approach than flipping a top lever to remove.

I also like pump heads with multiple fill ports.

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Have been utilizing the same two Lezyne floor pumps for probably 20 years now,
one is a regular floor drive, the other a compact travel drive [often keep this in the car].
These have worked well....
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I'm sad that I didn't learn about the SKS Twentyniner in time to buy one before they got discontinued. Since I don't use high pressures, it would have been perfect for my needs.
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Originally Posted by jwr0201 View Post
...a good one for at home before & after rides.
Harbor Freight 'Fortress' 1 gallon 135psi Ultra Quiet Jobsite Air Compressor.

Got mine 20% off on one of their sales.
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I use this Ryobi model, it works well. Pull the trigger until the pressure is just above your target.

I already had other Ryobi tools using same battery. If you don't, then it might be a little pricey.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI-ON...737D/307627867
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I bought a Planet Bike floor pump back in 2001. It still works as great today as the day I bought it. The model is Verse Air. I pushes air in both in the down and up strokes. It also has both Presta and Shraeder fittings.
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Ha! I came here intending to ask this same thing, and you beat me to it. I suspect my pump is dead (either that, or *both* my tires are). It was a cheap-ish pump, no-name brand, so I'm guessing not fixable (though I'll certainly have a look to try. I'm thinking it's possibly the head... I was having clamping issues when trying it.). Are there pumps that are repairable? I hate having to throw things out for a minor part that's gone bad, so it'd be great if my next pump isn't kaput when it stops working. Are there any good pumps around $50 or below, or am I going to have to shell out more?
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I've been using the Lezyne steel floor drive pretty daily for about 9 years. Only had to replace the chuck once a couple years ago. One caveat, you have to be okay threading the chuck onto the valve stem, as it has no spring loaded lever to attach.
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
I'm sad that I didn't learn about the SKS Twentyniner in time to buy one before they got discontinued. Since I don't use high pressures, it would have been perfect for my needs.
I don't own one myself, but when I was shopping for a floor pump a while back, I noticed that Lezyne has some "gravel" pumps (larger barrel; nominal 100 psi max).

I went with a higher-pressure model from them, and have been positively impressed by the design/fit/finish.
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I've been using the Lezyne steel floor drive pretty daily for about 9 years. Only had to replace the chuck once a couple years ago. One caveat, you have to be okay threading the chuck onto the valve stem, as it has no spring loaded lever to attach.
Lezyne also sells a "Dual Valve" lever-lock chuck with connections for both Presta and Schrader. I bought one, and it worked as expected, but I decided that I preferred the thread-on ABS-1 Pro chuck.
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I don't own one myself, but when I was shopping for a floor pump a while back, I noticed that Lezyne has some "gravel" pumps (larger barrel; nominal 100 psi max).

I went with a higher-pressure model from them, and have been positively impressed by the design/fit/finish.
I've looked at the Lezyne pumps a little, too. Did you get one with the digital gauge? Trying to decide if I'm that fancy or not.
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I've looked at the Lezyne pumps a little, too. Did you get one with the digital gauge? Trying to decide if I'm that fancy or not.
I bought their Classic Floor Drive, which is a steel-tubed version of their high pressure pump, with an analog pressure gauge and a metal base. It has metal hose couplings, and no braided cover on the hose.

I like my Topeak D2 SmartGauge for measuring pressure and adjusting with the bleed valve, but I thought that I might prefer to be looking at an analog gauge while pumping up a tire, as it's so easy to see what's going on.

For the high pressure pumps, Lezyne makes decisions a little bit complicated by offering a lot of variations - which can be as subtle as whether the hose has a braided cover or not, or if the couplings on the hose are metal or plastic. I haven't seen a comparison matrix for them, but it would be nice!

For their gravel pumps, there are only three - so less choice. If you want the metal base, for example, then you have to get one with an aluminum barrel and a digital gauge.

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