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Old 05-03-07, 08:56 AM
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OK I've Had It...

With my Joe Blow Tire pump. It pumps great, just not into my tires. The connector has never worked well and now I want a new pump. Any suggestions on a really good pump. I'll use it for road, MTB & cross tires.

Thanks for suggestions.
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Old 05-03-07, 09:24 AM
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There is the Topeak Road Morph, then there's all the junk trying to be a tenth as good as the Road Morph but failing dismally.

......may as well close the thread right here.
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Old 05-03-07, 09:34 AM
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I've had a Joe Blow Pump for about a year and a half and the thing works great. I have the yellow cheaper model. The only negative is the built in gauge is off by about 3 or 4 lbs. It shows less pressure than there really is. Unless it breaks in the next 6 months or so I would get another. Are you sure you are using the lever correctly. The instructions (diagram) if I remember correctly were confusing.
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For presta valves? If air isn't going in right away, I find it useful to attach the head, pump once to pressurize the hose, and then wiggle the head around a tad until i hear the distinctive *click* of the presta valve opening up. This wasn't just a problem for my Joe Blow, it happened with my friend's Blackburn Airtower too before i figured out that it was the pump hose pressurized to 100psi while my tires were left at 40psi ("Hey, doesn't this feel a little soft for 100psi?!?")
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Old 05-03-07, 10:07 AM
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Can't go wrong with Zefal... My 18-year-old hP frame-fit pump was working like new until I backed the car over it last summer, and my floor pump (can't remember the model) is at least five or six years old.
I've had the same problems you have with Topeak, by the way. I've gone through three chucks on two different pumps in less than a year (I keep one at home, one in the office and one at Grandpa's house). The good news is that when I wrote to Topeak about replacement parts, they send me new stuff free.
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Old 05-03-07, 10:23 AM
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i'd suggest a joe blow.. i love it
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I just bought a brand new JB Sprint that leaked really bad from the Schraeder valve side of the twinhead. Sent customer service an e-mail and I had a new head in a couple of days. +1 for customer service, -1 for quality control. Send them an e-mail and I bet they'll fix you up.
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Old 05-03-07, 10:50 AM
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Although the Road Morph is a really great frame pump, the OP is having problems with his floor pump.

I have a basic Nashbar floor pump and have had no problems with it in the four years I've had it.
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I've had the JB pump for about 3 yrs. The pump body is great, but I've had to fool around w/ the head constantly. The seal is more than finicky, it just doesn't work now.

Thanks for the tip on contacting Topeak via email. I'll give that a try.
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