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Convert Road Morph to Under-Top-Tube Pump?

Old 04-17-07, 02:45 PM
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I have them mounted under the top tube and along the bottle cage on 4 different bikes. You can get a bottle cage mount from Performance (you might have to shim the clamp with some loopies from sticky back velcro and use a strap to hold it)

Here it is on a touring bike



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Originally Posted by cyccommute
I have them mounted under the top tube and along the bottle cage on 4 different bikes. You can get a bottle cage mount from Performance (you might have to shim the clamp with some loopies from sticky back velcro and use a strap to hold it)

Found them! The clips from Blackburn are a Blackburn Minipump grip clip kit. For small diameter pumps, like the Road Morph, look for the GCK1. For larger diameter pumps like, like a Mountain Morph, look for a GCK2. I found lots of them from England but I didn't find anything listed in the US.
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Originally Posted by cyccommute
Found them! The clips from Blackburn are a Blackburn Minipump grip clip kit. For small diameter pumps, like the Road Morph, look for the GCK1. For larger diameter pumps like, like a Mountain Morph, look for a GCK2. I found lots of them from England but I didn't find anything listed in the US.
This is fabled to work well with the Road Morph, though I've never tried it.
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Originally Posted by jeffremer
This is fabled to work well with the Road Morph, though I've never tried it.
It says it mounts on a set of water bottle cage bolts. So does it take away the ability to mount a water bottle cage there? If it can accommodate both the pump and the water bottle cage, I would prefer it over the current downtube location (which while it works, has the disadvantage of picking up debris from the front tire, as pointed above).
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Originally Posted by Naidu
It says it mounts on a set of water bottle cage bolts. So does it take away the ability to mount a water bottle cage there? If it can accommodate both the pump and the water bottle cage, I would prefer it over the current downtube location (which while it works, has the disadvantage of picking up debris from the front tire, as pointed above).
No, it doesn't interfer with the water bottle cage. In the third picture in my post, you see that the bike still has 2 cages. The pump mount is under the cage on the downtube. Your pump is in any spray from the front wheel however.

Also the Hurricane mount from Performance will work but it's designed for a wider bore pump. You have to shim it to make it work for the Road Morph. You should also get a velcro strap to hold it in place. The pump will fall out otherwise.
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Cyccommute: OK, thanks, so looks like it will accommodate both the bottle cage and the pump mount. Next step will be to snag the correct item.
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This is supposed to fit but cannot find it in the US.

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=16930

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Originally Posted by biker128pedal
This is supposed to fit but cannot find it in the US.

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=16930
That's the beasty I have on a couple of bikes. The Hurricane from Performance is the same thing but it doesn't have the strap...which is pretty easy to make.
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Thanks. Next order I'll give it a try. I did find out the bracket that comes with the Bell pump sold at Walmart fits the Topeak Mountain Morph.

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche
I have my road morph under my top tube.
It's in there pretty snug. It comes with straps, you should have no problem installing it...
right -- installing it's a breeze. not worried about the mounting set constantly rubbing by your brake cable, though? i find it to be a somewhat shady manner of setup.
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What I don't like about the mounting straps mentioned above is that then the pump scratches your frame. I've got one mounting strap that has a double sided rubber thingie with it. One side fits on the top tube and the other side fits on the pump, so the pump is held away from the top tube by this rubber thingie. Anyone know where to get another one of these?
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Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy
What I don't like about the mounting straps mentioned above is that then the pump scratches your frame. I've got one mounting strap that has a double sided rubber thingie with it. One side fits on the top tube and the other side fits on the pump, so the pump is held away from the top tube by this rubber thingie. Anyone know where to get another one of these?
Jandd makes some - https://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FPT
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I just bought the nashbar pump instead after comparing it with the topeak road morph.
It is almost identical except it doesn't have a builtin gauge but it has a better bracket which is much wider and doesn't allow the pump to rock back and forth.
Its also $9.95.
btw nashbar has the velcro straps at $1.95, I just bought a few with the free shipping offer.
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Originally Posted by Grumpy Pig
No, that's not it. The one I'm looking for has a substantial rubber thingie with two semi-circular moldings that holds the pump about 1/2" away from the top tube.
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