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Has WSD gone too far?

Old 04-22-08, 10:28 PM
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Has WSD gone too far?

I saw an ad for this: https://www.ravx.com/2008_product/pag...hase_100l.html

I think this WSD thing has gone way too far with the advent of a ladies specifc pump, but it is $2 cheaper than the manly man's version which looks exactly like the ladies one. What is next a WSD torque wrench?
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Old 04-22-08, 10:36 PM
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And you have a problem with it..... because?
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Old 04-22-08, 11:13 PM
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looks like it's smaller for ladies

and girly men
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Old 04-22-08, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by markro View Post
looks like it's smaller for ladies

and girly men
this is exactly what ive been looking for
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Old 04-22-08, 11:17 PM
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WSD pumps are legitimate if you ask me. The shorter pumps change the mechanical advantage needed to push the pump down for those last few critical inches. There have been posts in the past about ladies having trouble in the past you know...

IIRC Serfas has been making WSD pumps for at least a few years now.
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Old 04-22-08, 11:26 PM
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I've seen a few flannel shirt wearing women in S.F. who wouldn't be caught dead with a WSD anything....
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Old 04-22-08, 11:28 PM
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Actually looks like a decent product.

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Old 04-23-08, 12:15 AM
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Originally Posted by jimx200 View Post
I've seen a few flannel shirt wearing women in S.F. who wouldn't be caught dead with a WSD anything....
they wouldnt be caught dead with a man either.....
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Old 04-23-08, 12:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Edonis13 View Post
they wouldnt be caught dead with a man either.....
bahahaha goodone
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Bontrager makes a WSD pump now. The shop I work at says its the best pump they make and recommend it to men.
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anyone tried wsd power bars? i hear they're the tops!
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Old 04-23-08, 02:07 AM
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Being a woman myself I can honestly say I think that is kind of ridiculus. If I can manage to top off my tires with a frame pump I would say most women would have no issue opperating a floor pump if they put a little effort into it... I can see no real benifit to that pump over the 'mens version' aside from the fact that it's apparently 2 dollars cheaper.
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Before I looked at the pump I thought the handles might be shaped like some sort of sex toy.
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Being a woman myself I can honestly say I think that is kind of ridiculus. If I can manage to top off my tires with a frame pump I would say most women would have no issue opperating a floor pump if they put a little effort into it... I can see no real benifit to that pump over the 'mens version' aside from the fact that it's apparently 2 dollars cheaper.
My pump has almost exactly 1 square inch of area. If, for some reason, a 110 lb person wanted to run 120 lbs of air pressure, it would involve 'bouncing' on the pump handle.
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I was looking at some research yesterday about how much time is wasted at work. Up until this year, it's been:

The top three:
17% shopping on the internet
15% internet entertainment...
10% personal email

Just since before the holidays and up to very recently, it's switched...

21% are on the internet looking for a job
17% are dealing with personal finances using the internet
7% entertainment

Overall, 25% of the work day is wasted on the internet. That's up 44% in the last 12 months. That's about 2.3 hours out of a 9 hour work day.

I told the guy who did the research (600,000 employees of various companies were included) that it's cause and effect.

This thread made me think that he's spot on with his analysis.
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Originally Posted by SpaceNerd View Post
Being a woman myself I can honestly say I think that is kind of ridiculus. If I can manage to top off my tires with a frame pump I would say most women would have no issue opperating a floor pump if they put a little effort into it... I can see no real benifit to that pump over the 'mens version' aside from the fact that it's apparently 2 dollars cheaper.
It's got a high pressure(low volume), high volume(low pressure) switch that would allow one that has a hard time getting in the last few pumps to switch it over and make it remarkably more easy to do.
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
Actually looks like a decent product.

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Why Dr. Phil, I had no idea you were a member here.
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Originally Posted by ElJamoquio View Post
My pump has almost exactly 1 square inch of area. If, for some reason, a 110 lb person wanted to run 120 lbs of air pressure, it would involve 'bouncing' on the pump handle.
+1

Although, maybe a better pump over WSD might be the answer, but I am exactly 110 lbs, and getting my tires up to pressure involves my feet off the ground, and weird grunting noises.
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What light weight people need in floor pumps is a weighted handle.
Maybe about 20 pounds would really assist in the pushing force.
The base would need to be wider than normal to prevent the pump
tipping over.
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Originally Posted by Snow_canuck View Post
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what am i supposed to do? put on 20 lbs to make it easier?
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But its not pink?
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Originally Posted by artifice View Post
what am i supposed to do? put on 20 lbs to make it easier?

Yes, three of these a day will do it!!


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