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Convert Road Morph to Under-Top-Tube Pump?

Old 04-16-07, 04:10 PM
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Convert Road Morph to Under-Top-Tube Pump?

The Road Morph works great, but I can't find a good place for it on the frame. I've got a pump peg on my head tube and really would like to fit it under the top tube, but without using the bracket (the bracket touches the brake cable and snags on my shorts). Any ideas for making the RM work with the pump peg? Alternatively, any other pumps designed for use with a pump peg and that have a flexible hose like the RM?

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jersey pocket?
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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...
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Pump straps - my Road Morph only came with one dinky strap that wasn't secure enough for the top tube. These are pretty heavy duty. But since I commute and lock up outside I got tired of restrapping every time, so I got a pocket sized Topeak - fits in my miniwedge and does the trick.
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Originally Posted by jeffremer
Pump straps - my Road Morph only came with one dinky strap that wasn't secure enough for the top tube. These are pretty heavy duty. But since I commute and lock up outside I got tired of restrapping every time, so I got a pocket sized Topeak - fits in my miniwedge and does the trick.

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EXACT thing I went through. Got the road morph. can't find a place to put it. Got those straps. Then got a micro rocket. That tiny pump works amazingly well.

Road morph is on the tandem now.

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I put mine right next to my seat tube waterbottle cage with a bracket that came from another pump, which I think was a Blackburn. It's a good place for it and I can't believe the pump doesn't come with them.
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Seat tube on my road bike, inside my Pendle saddlebag or strapped to the top of my Barley saddlebag for all my other bikes.
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You can move the original mount for the pump more forward so it won't rub on your knees; it doesn't have to be in the middle of the pump. A tiny bit of cable-mount interaction will be fine.
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Thanks all. So no one knows of a longer top-tube pump with a hose? Everything I've read makes me nervous that if I don't use a pump with a hose I'll be snapping the valve off regularly. I know it's an overstatement, but....

And those pump straps, don't see how that would work if you have an exposed brake cable.
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I mounted my Road Morph under my down tube since it wouldn't work anywhere else on the bike.
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Mine came with the mounts for under the top tube. Though now I'm not sure I should have put it there because taking there's no sweet spot for it where I can take out each of the bottles without hitting it. I can't take it off because I don't have any more of the straps to secure it with and I can't think where else I could put it without it hitting my feet.
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Wow. Glad I went with a frame pump.

Of course, I have to be careful not to bend the valves since it doesn't have the tube nozzle...
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Does one actually need two water bottles on a bike. (I'm kidding), but it'd be nice to have been able to mount the pump elsewhere.

Do you think it'd be easy to get zip ties, you know the plastic wire like things that lock at the lbs or something?

I mounted the zip ties the wrong way and when I took them off they won't go back in because they're too short.
Blah...
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I mounted mine behind the seat tube. Of course, few frames would allow this, but see if yours does.
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I had the LBS mount mine under the toptube using the supplied mount. It works great there, with enough room on my 54 cm frame to clear 24 oz bottles.
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1.5 hours and a top tube scratch later, I fixed the zip ties on the mount. So now I have the first paint chip and first scratch. Awesome! (Dammit!)
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I just got a mini morph and didn't like the top tube mount. I had an old Specialized mountain bike pump bracket that fits under the bottle cage, and it happens to fit the mini. It has one clip that's the same diameter as the aluminum body, and one larger one that is about the same size as the black base section. I used the mini's velcro strap to hold it in place in the bracket. It clears my crank arm by about a quarter inch, which is enough.

The mini works great, but it's hard to pump up more than about 90 psi. That's good enough to ride on, if I avoid holes and road debris.

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Originally Posted by spdrcr5
I mounted my Road Morph under my down tube since it wouldn't work anywhere else on the bike.
That's what I did too, mounted on the downtube, near the bottom bracket.
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Originally Posted by Naidu
That's what I did too, mounted on the downtube, near the bottom bracket.
I guess that's what I'll do here. Have it that way on my other ride and don't like it. Gets pretty muddy down there.

Still searching for a long top tube pump that has a hose.... I remember the old zefals (like 30 years ago) had a hose but I can't find them now.
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this season i am trying to transition to a smaller seat bag and maybe no seat bag as i just dont like the way it looks. i currently carry my Road Morph in my middle back jersey pocket and dont even notice its there. now i just need a place for on tube, two levers, and a mini tool??? later.
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Originally Posted by Moochers_Dad
I put mine right next to my seat tube waterbottle cage with a bracket that came from another pump, which I think was a Blackburn.
Right, after I switched from a steel hybrid with cyclindrical tubing to a carbon road bike with swanky & shapely psuedo-aero tubing, the frame mount supplied with my RoadMorph didn't fit anywhere on my new bike. My LBS gave me one of those Blackburn bottlecage mounts, & it works perfectly.

I find a RoadMorph so much easier to use than a conventional frame pump or mini pump that it's worth going through some gyrations to figure out where & how to mount it.
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Originally Posted by aham23
this season i am trying to transition to a smaller seat bag and maybe no seat bag as i just dont like the way it looks. i currently carry my Road Morph in my middle back jersey pocket and dont even notice its there. now i just need a place for on tube, two levers, and a mini tool??? later.
You can easily take a tube and put it into a zip-lock bag with baby powder and strap it to the bottom of your seat. It could be tucked in there nice and tight. You can even strap in a set of tire levers and patch kit with the tube. Then any other tools (multi-tool) can be placed in your back pockets.

That's one option.
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Can't a tube and tire levers also fit in your jersey pocket, along with your pump?

At least that works for me.
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Can't a tube and tire levers also fit in your jersey pocket, along with your pump?

At least that works for me.
but what about my cliff bars, gel packs, cell phone, ect................just kidding. i am gradually letting go of the seat pack. each ride i take one more thing out to see how it works. thanks for the tips. later.
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In other threads the Blackburn bottlecage mount is supposed to work with the road morphs. It is the Quick clip that comes with the Air Stik pumnps. I have nbot found anywhere in the US that sells the mount spearate. I saw it in the UK for 3 pounds.

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