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Old 05-19-14, 09:09 AM
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Your Favorite Tire Air Pump

I'm new to cycling and am looking for a great air pump so I can keep my air pressure right where it should be.

What's your favorite?

What do you recommend so I can buy once and be set?

Thanks!
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Old 05-19-14, 09:14 AM
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At home I use a cheap Wal-Mart floor pump with a gauge on it that I paid ~$16 for and on the road I have a nice Topeak mini frame pump with a gauge on it which I think cost ~$40, but I forget. Both fit presta and shraeder valves and the Topeak one's packaging humorously had the pictures and valve types switched around. I meant to take a picture, but didn't.
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Old 05-19-14, 09:42 AM
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Floor pumps , 2 old ones I got 30 years ago A Silca for the P/V tubes , A Medai with a thumb lock head for S/V. ..

then get another one to keep on your bike with the puncture mending kit for taking care of flat tires ..
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Old 05-19-14, 05:50 PM
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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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Old 05-19-14, 06:05 PM
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I like the Park Tool pumps for my shop, the newest ones have a dual head. For on the road I use the Topeak Morphs.

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Old 05-19-14, 08:01 PM
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Silca Superr Pista buy it once have it for a lifetime
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Old 05-19-14, 08:05 PM
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At work, someone left a Blackburn Air Tower 4 in the room I stow my bike. It is smooth. First time in my life I used a quality pump and it certainly motivated me to never get a crappy one again. At home, I use a Topeak JoeBlow Max HP: Amazon.com : Topeak JoeBlow Max HP Floor Pump, Silver : Floor Bike Pumps : Sports & Outdoors

Good pump.

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Old 05-19-14, 09:08 PM
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I have a dual-chuck floor pump at home (and also a compressor ) but on the road I have my trusty Zefal HP frame pump that I've had for 30 years that accepts both Schrader or Presta. Not that I should ever need it to 'top off' a tire in less than a day, but more for post-flat inflation duties if needed.
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Old 05-20-14, 06:39 AM
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I've had good luck with the Lezyne Steel Floor Drive and the Topeak Road Morph G.
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Old 05-23-14, 04:08 PM
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I use the Lezyne that uses a screw-on-valve head- my favorite. My next fav is the Blackburn HP- the one that has high pressure low volume. However, I am pretty used to the screw-on head of the Lezyne. Now, I can hardly use the Blackburn.
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Originally Posted by Chandne View Post
I use the Lezyne that uses a screw-on-valve head- my favorite. My next fav is the Blackburn HP- the one that has high pressure low volume. However, I am pretty used to the screw-on head of the Lezyne. Now, I can hardly use the Blackburn.
+1. I used the Lezyne head with the pressure release button. Makes it a bit easier to spin the chuck off.
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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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Old 05-23-14, 05:18 PM
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I don't happen to have a particular favorite. There are lots of decent dual-head floor pumps with gauge that are made from steel or aluminum that run around $25. The one I am using came from Nashbar and cost between $20 to $25. It has a date stamp on it saying 0305 so it is probably 9 years old. If you want to go all out you can buy the Topeak Joe Blow X.0 CNC Floor Pump which costs $160 and will pump a tire to 200 psi (with free shipping - whoopee). I think I will keep my Nashbar pump for now.
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Old 05-23-14, 05:25 PM
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Topeak Joe Blow for the win!
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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!
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My Lezyne does not have the pressure release valve. I wish it did. Maybe I can very lightly grease or lube the threads to prevent them from ever removing the presta core. It never has done that.
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I have a bontrager floor pump with a gauge on it. I love it. I also have a bontrager mini pump for the road bike to take on rides but no gauge on it. I am seriously thinking about CO2. How does a CO2 do in heat though? I'd hate something exploding on my back from the jersey pocket lol
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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj View Post
I have a dual-chuck floor pump at home (and also a compressor ) but on the road I have my trusty Zefal HP frame pump that I've had for 30 years that accepts both Schrader or Presta. Not that I should ever need it to 'top off' a tire in less than a day, but more for post-flat inflation duties if needed.
Noob here. I too have a compressor at home, and I can't seem to find a presta chuck to use with it for my new bike. Searched Amazon and Harbor Freight. Any suggestions? All my previous bikes had schrader valves.
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Noob here. I too have a compressor at home, and I can't seem to find a presta chuck to use with it for my new bike. Searched Amazon and Harbor Freight. Any suggestions? All my previous bikes had schrader valves.
Get a silca pump head and thread it onto an air compressor handle.
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Topeak JoeBlow sport. Excellent pump, relatively inexpensive.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
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.

10 years before yours, got the same sort, but in orange,['bell' P/V head],
I found that handle fine, 1 handed.. the base does have it fall over a lot.

To stow it, I put it (toe) strapped to a tall stool leg..

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Originally Posted by Leebo View Post
Get a silca pump head and thread it onto an air compressor handle.
Thanks, but that seems like a really pricey solution to a simple issue. I haven't been able to find one for under $20. Any reason I shouldn't just use one of these?

Amazon.com: Slime 23042 Presta to Schrader Valve Adapter: Automotive

I still don't understand why I can't find an inexpensive presta chuck that attaches to my compressor hose with a quick release. The one I use for schrader valves was under $6 at Harbor Freight. I did find this one - but for $50... I don't think so!

Presta Air Compressor Bicycle Inflator, fits both Presta and Schrader - Prestaflator.com
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Originally Posted by Cyclosaurus View Post
Topeak JoeBlow sport. Excellent pump, relatively inexpensive.
Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
10 years before yours, got the same sort, but in orange,['bell' P/V head],
I found that handle fine, 1 handed.. the base does have it fall over a lot.

To stow it, I put it (toe) strapped to a tall stool leg..
Thanks guys, but I don't need a hand pump, I have a compressor.
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Presta to schrader adapter? I have 9 bikes. I'm supposed to thread it off and on for all those tires? My pump head was only $25.00. Works well. Find something better?
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