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Old 10-02-14, 12:59 PM
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When I worked in a shop that had a compressor and a floor pump I used the floor pump much of the time. It had a single-hole head that fit on presta and schraeder, a nice guage, and didn't make all that racket.
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Topeak Mountain Morph. No need for a separate floor pump. Gauge right on it. Pumps up quick and precise enough. Bam.
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Compressor Accurate to what PSI ? LBS one, its maintained at 70PSI, we still need the hand pump to reach anything Higher.

EVT supplies a Y hose and 1 of each head, on the end .. with a quick disconnect for using air powered tools.
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Originally Posted by cyclist2000 View Post
I have a 30 year old silica and a older park tool floor pump. you can still get silica pumps, that is what I would recommend
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Silca Superr Pista buy it once have it for a lifetime
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A store had a killer deal on Silcas with the annoying plastic handle and annoying flippable head, so I grabbed one in 1996 or so. Still running strong. It only took a year or two to get used to the handle.
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The combo will only set you back about $560, but you said you wanted a "great" pump.
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Originally Posted by asque2000 View Post
I've been very pleased with my cheapo Bell Air Attack 500 I got for $20 at Wal Mart. It has a built in presta and schrader valve head (so no converter necessary) and it has a PSI gauge. It's cheap, it works, I'll keep it!
I think this is the one I bought in hopes of never using but having if I need to. I tried it that day by deflating a 26er tire and getting it up to 30 psi in a pretty decent time before switching to my actual favorite a 30 gal husky compressor I scored for $60 on CL like 5 years ago and it still runs great. It's a bit weak at 120vac/1.5hp continuously running a grinder or something but it'll do everything else.

I don't even bother with a gauge, I just set the regulator on compressor. around 40 for kids bmxs, 60 for wife and my mtbs and 80 for my 700x38 hybrid.

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Topeak Joe Blow for the win!
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I have a Bontrager floor pump with the air pressure gage clear up at the top for easy viewing while pumping. It 5 or 6 years old and works perfect.
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second the Joe Blow Sport, cheap and reliable, doesn't that qualify for a great pump
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Bontrager floor pump bought on sale during the off season. Used to use a compressor, but this is much faster.
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I bought a Pedro's Prestige last year. Works pretty well so far. I bought it at the same time I bought a bike with a $50 off coupon, so basically I bought the bike and got a free pump.


I like that it is orange. It makes it easier to find when the wife and kids decide to put stuff "away" in the garage.
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