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700x23, micro pump, how many pumps?

Old 07-07-08, 04:44 PM
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700x23, micro pump, how many pumps?

Hey,

Anyone with a Topeak Micro Rocket or similar:
http://www.amazon.com/Topeak-Micro-R.../dp/B000FICCO4

About how many pumps does it take you to inflate a 700x23, say to 100psi? I flatted today, replaced, pumped about 300 times. Still felt soft so I pumped a few more... and broke off the presta. Annoying. Wondering if I overinflated.

thanks
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Old 07-07-08, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by jooaa View Post
Hey,

Anyone with a Topeak Micro Rocket or similar:
http://www.amazon.com/Topeak-Micro-R.../dp/B000FICCO4

About how many pumps does it take you to inflate a 700x23, say to 100psi? I flatted today, replaced, pumped about 300 times. Still felt soft so I pumped a few more... and broke off the presta. Annoying. Wondering if I overinflated.

thanks
j
However many pumps it takes for you to want to kill yourself for not getting a CO2 pump.

CO2.
Its just PSHHHT and go.
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I have one. It's next to impossible to use.

It does manage to get you home.

I would think I have got about 50-60 psi max with it, before my arm felt like ti was going to fall off.

Whenever someone flats I offer it, as i always use a pump (when ones around) rather than a gas bottle. No one takes the pump.
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Usually when I pump it up a lot and it feels pretty solid, it's usually still only like 70-80 psi at the most
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400 for 110 psi in Pro2 700x23. I have used it on the road last summer.

It is part of my collection. I use the Road Morph Gauge. Never brake a stem.

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Old 07-07-08, 05:28 PM
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micro-pump is just going to get the tube inflated enough to limp home. CO2 is the way to go.
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Enough that the group rides away from you, the Cat 5 group comes along and rides away from you, then the women's group comes along and rides away from you, and then you're left to ride the remaining 40 miles of your race with the Masters 50+ guys.

Not that I'm bitter about it or anything.
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Yeah I was already thinking about making the switch to CO2. Now I'm definitely doing it.
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Originally Posted by biker128pedal View Post
400 for 110 psi in Pro2 700x23. I have used it on the road last summer.

It is part of my collection. I use the Morph Gauge.

Topeak Road Morph? I have one on order, and a 'collection' of mini pumps.
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Originally Posted by Amen View Post
However many pumps it takes for you to want to kill yourself for not getting a CO2 pump.

CO2.
Its just PSHHHT and go.
And then on that one day where you flat more than once or twice and you realize you didn't carry enough co2 cartridges. Then further realized that a pump never runs out of cartridges and you think, **** i'm a ****ing idiot for not carrying minipump as well.
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13000 more times than it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll pop.
Damn, that was the first thing I thought of when I saw the title to the thread. I wanted to post an image of the Tootsie Pop Owl.....oh well.
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Originally Posted by blanqui View Post
micro-pump is just going to get the tube inflated enough to limp home. CO2 is the way to go.
Spoken like a true road nub who's never carried a real minipump like the road morph. C02 is for all the ****ing roadie hipsters out there who think it's cool to be running on a limited supply of air all the time on long rides.

These are the same people asking if anyone has a pump to borrow when they run out of carts.
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Originally Posted by jooaa View Post
Hey,

Anyone with a Topeak Micro Rocket or similar:
http://www.amazon.com/Topeak-Micro-R.../dp/B000FICCO4

About how many pumps does it take you to inflate a 700x23, say to 100psi? I flatted today, replaced, pumped about 300 times. Still felt soft so I pumped a few more... and broke off the presta. Annoying. Wondering if I overinflated.

thanks
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Couple hundred. F that.

It works.
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Originally Posted by operator View Post
Spoken like a true road nub who's never carried a real minipump like the road morph. C02 is for all the ****ing roadie hipsters out there who think it's cool to be running on a limited supply of air all the time on long rides.

These are the same people asking if anyone has a pump to borrow when they run out of carts.
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I use the micro pump as a backup if the CO2 fails or I get flat #2 on the same ride. In that situation, it doesn't matter if it takes an extra 2 minutes to inflate the tire. It only matters that it works.
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Originally Posted by jooaa View Post
About how many pumps does it take you to inflate a 700x23, say to 100psi?
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200-300 strokes is common for those tiny hand pumps. If you get a lot of flats and don't have a lot of arm strength and a lot of patience, then those micro pumps are not for you.
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It doesn't take a lot of arm strength. It takes a large number of strokes and some patience.
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Originally Posted by jooaa View Post
About how many pumps does it take you to inflate a 700x23, say to 100psi?
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And then on that one day where you flat more than once or twice and you realize you didn't carry enough co2 cartridges. Then further realized that a pump never runs out of cartridges and you think, **** i'm a ****ing idiot for not carrying minipump as well.
If three CO2's and three tubes is not enough, I deserve to go home.

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Spoken like a true road nub who's never carried a real minipump like the road morph. C02 is for all the ****ing roadie hipsters out there who think it's cool to be running on a limited supply of air all the time on long rides.

These are the same people asking if anyone has a pump to borrow when they run out of carts.
Making personal judgments on what people are like based one what someone uses to fill up a tire is something only an ******* would do.


Yep, you must be a "true" roadie.

You win.
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You're right, it's too much work, so carry around a big honkin mini pump you have to bolt to your bicycle all because it's too inconvenient to spend an extra 3 mins. pumping up a tire once every three years. That's the kind of thinking that Freds are made of. Ignore my endless miles of road cycling experience earned through rain, sleet, snow and black ice that I selflessly try to impart to you pinheads and go your own inimitable Fred way.

The crap I go through for you Bike Weenies. Unbelievable.
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I use 2 old water bottles chopped and slid into one another as a tool kit.

I have 2 tubes and a co2 in there (plus a 5 & 4mm allen key). I still stick that little pump in one of the jersey pockets and would rather use it than a co2.

Sometimes 3-4 mins off the bike is nice, depending on the view.

co2 is good if you are with a large training bunch, but if I had a 2nd flat I'd wave them on, not make them wait again.
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