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"tralvel" floor pump?

Old 05-11-07, 01:13 AM
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"tralvel" floor pump?

Packing for a trip... Helmet, check. Lycra, check. Shoes, check.

But I'm going to have to carry the floor pump seperately (as in I can't fit it in my suitcase) - kind of inconvenient. Does anyone make a "half-size" floor pump more suitable for travel? Something that might be good for filling tires to 120psi every day, but still fit in a medium- to large-sized suitcase?

If nobody makes something like this, they should. I'd buy one.

Just a thought.

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Old 05-11-07, 01:21 AM
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just get one of those topeak frame pumps that convert...https://www.rei.com/product/4684369.htm
there are many fans of these and I'm sure they work really well, but I wouldn't carry it on my bike. if you're going to be riding with others, I would say just bum the use of a pump when you get there.
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Old 05-11-07, 06:00 AM
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Topeak Road Morph.

90% as good as a floor pump. Built in guage.

-D
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Old 05-11-07, 06:01 AM
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Originally Posted by derath
Topeak Road Morph.

90% as good as a floor pump. Built in guage.

-D
+1. I took one on my last trip and was very happy with it. I carried CO2 on the bike, but for fill-ups in the morning the Road Morph was great.
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Old 05-11-07, 07:05 AM
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Gotta go with Topeak Road Morph.....not only do you get a great pump, but you get great customer service. I've broken the bracket for the bike frame, and I've lost the cap to the head of the pump, and Topeak has replaced both items quickly free of charge.
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i too, have the road morph and quite happy. i don't have the gauge but wished i had gotten the one with one.
i stopped by the LBS and asked for a frame mount that goes to the side of the bottle cage.
the enclosed frame mount just keeps sliding to the back of the top tube.
They gave me some blackburn mount and fits nicely
i have to go back and pick up another one for my hybrid so I can easily switch between bikes and keep the pump
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Old 05-11-07, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by seriouslysilly
i too, have the road morph and quite happy. i don't have the gauge but wished i had gotten the one with one.
i stopped by the LBS and asked for a frame mount that goes to the side of the bottle cage.
the enclosed frame mount just keeps sliding to the back of the top tube.
They gave me some blackburn mount and fits nicely
i have to go back and pick up another one for my hybrid so I can easily switch between bikes and keep the pump
Yes on the road morph, with the gauge. The mount it comes with bites, but performance has one for pretty cheap that goes beside the water bottle. Get it. Be happy. It has a foot stand that folds out and gets to 120 lbs pretty quickly.
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I figured I'd get some "Road Morph" responses, but not this overwhelming. So you really feel the road morph is that capable - to use every other day for couple weeks? I may have to pick one up.

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Old 05-11-07, 08:45 AM
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Topeak Road Morph is one of the best; I agree that the bracket leaves a lot to be desired, but it's surprising what can be done with a couple of Velcro™ straps.

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Originally Posted by sac02
I figured I'd get some "Road Morph" responses, but not this overwhelming. So you really feel the road morph is that capable - to use every other day for couple weeks? I may have to pick one up.

Mac

Do you need more pimping for the Road Morph? We took our Road Morph on our trip to the U.K., Netherlands and Germany. Seven+ weeks of pumping up 8 bike's tires - the whole trip. The bracket on mine broke on a fast downhill and the pump went spinning off into the brush. Topeak replaced the bracket no questions asked. I'd guess they would have replaced the pump too if I'd have asked.

P.S. Contact Topeak and ask them to send you their bracket that mounts beside the water bottle. They know their default bracket sucks and will most likely send you their better replacement bracket.
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Originally Posted by sac02
I figured I'd get some "Road Morph" responses, but not this overwhelming. So you really feel the road morph is that capable - to use every other day for couple weeks? I may have to pick one up.

Mac
I used the road morph exclusively for 6 months before I even bought a floor pump.

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Old 05-11-07, 11:59 AM
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i use the mini morph. easily reach 120psi, and fits in a jersey pocket. the whole morph series work great, the perfect answer for travel.
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Old 05-12-07, 12:03 AM
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the Topeak Road Morph is a good pump I have 2.
I find the 120 PSI rating for is isnt quite true. on the one i have and another persons i know both of them start letting air escape after about 115 PSI but you can just pump harder to reach 120 heheh.
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If you dont mind I'll give ya mine for free. it's missing the folding foot part , the pin fell out on a ride and dropped some place while riding but it works like a charm.
I have so much spare stuff I need to toss out ...
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Old 05-12-07, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by 0_o
the Topeak Road Morph is a good pump I have 2.
I find the 120 PSI rating for is isnt quite true. on the one i have and another persons i know both of them start letting air escape after about 115 PSI but you can just pump harder to reach 120 heheh.
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If you dont mind I'll give ya mine for free. it's missing the folding foot part , the pin fell out on a ride and dropped some place while riding but it works like a charm.
I have so much spare stuff I need to toss out ...
have you talked to topeak about the pressure loss? or is that an issue with both your pumps?

...now about the stuff you need to get rid of...
*me raises hand*

alternatively, you could head over to the pay it forward thread (or give it to me (hint hint))
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Old 05-12-07, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by derath
Topeak Road Morph.

90% as good as a floor pump. Built in gauge.

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+10
Nice pump
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Old 05-12-07, 12:54 PM
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it's with both pumps... It's not much of an issue because I could still get my rear tire to 120 and the front to 115 just took an extra pump or 2.I haven't talked with Topeak , I have a Silca floor pump in the dining room where i keep my bike, sense i have had that pump and switched to a Co2 pump for when I'm doing my rides... I havent really had the urge to call them and inquire about the airleak, which is coming from the adaptor head once the pump reaches above 115psi. The same happens to the other person too.
Sense i have so many pumps I'm just willing to part with one of them or both of them for the hell of it .
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Originally Posted by derath
Topeak Road Morph.

90% as good as a floor pump. Built in guage.

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An excellent pump, but sometimes the gauges develop problems so I elected to get one without the gauge and use a handheld separate gauge. The pump is also lighter and is the one I carry when touring.
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