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Old 05-07-10, 05:56 PM
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mimi pump recommendation?

Hi all, I am doing my 1st century ride next weekend and would like to get myself a mimi pump that can fit inside my jersey's back pocket. Any recommendations? Thanks.

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I use this, and can vouch for its worthiness.
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For a mini pump nothing I've used beats this. It pumps up a tire quickly and you don't have to deal with holding the pump in place once it gets hard to keep inflating; people who I've helped with flats all really liked it too. While it's not as small as some of the micro pumps out there it fits in my jersey pocket just fine.
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Blackburn Airstik SL. Very light, fits in a seat bag, and actually works.

Admittedly it takes a good number of strokes to get over 100psi.

However, you can put it, and a CO2 cartridge in your bag and be lighter than the Topeak, faster with your first flat, and still have the ability to fix multiple flats.
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I have the larger version, the Topeak Road Morph. It's a great pump, I can pump my tires easily to 100 and even higher if needed. The pump has been through a lot, but still works just as good as day one. Topeak has some good pumps.\

I recently switched to CO2 and love it. It's very light and tiny. I got my flat tire changed in like two minutes.
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There's only one mini-pump, brother....

And that's the Lezyne Micro Drive. None of this plastic BS that doesn't hold up. These little guys go forever. There's just something about that CNC Machined Aluminum Alloy...the most incredible feeling pump I have ever used...I loved the mini so much I bought the floor pump as well...

Nothing is as well made as a Lezyne....I'm a believer!
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Originally Posted by Accordion View Post
And that's the Lezyne Micro Drive. None of this plastic BS that doesn't hold up. These little guys go forever. There's just something about that CNC Machined Aluminum Alloy...the most incredible feeling pump I have ever used...I loved the mini so much I bought the floor pump as well...

Nothing is as well made as a Lezyne....I'm a believer!
It looks like they don't make the micro drive anymore that is not a floor pump. I can't find it on their website.
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+1 for the Blackburn Airstik SL. I have a CO2 Pump as well, but cartridges can be so expensive, and I have Latex tires.
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There's only one mini-pump, brother....
And that's the Lezyne Micro Drive. None of this plastic BS that doesn't hold up. ...the most incredible feeling pump I have ever used...


+1 The only short coming is that the strokes are so short but it fills a tire to 100lbs in a minute or two. Nice mounting arrangment which lets it share a water bottle post.
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Originally Posted by gus6464 View Post
It looks like they don't make the micro drive anymore that is not a floor pump. I can't find it on their website.
Sorry, I forgot the name. This comes in small and medium. I have the small size. It easily can fit in a jersey pocket although I have mine mounted to share a water bottle cage.

https://www.lezyne.com/products/hand-...ure-drive.html

Best mini pump I have ever used and I've had probably 20 over the years.
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Originally Posted by Accordion View Post
Sorry, I forgot the name. This comes in small and medium. I have the small size. It easily can fit in a jersey pocket although I have mine mounted to share a water bottle cage.

https://www.lezyne.com/products/hand-...ure-drive.html

Best mini pump I have ever used and I've had probably 20 over the years.
Thanks for the link I love that it can share a bottle cage mounting unlike my Road Morph G which takes over one. I might have to pick one up and just use the Topeak as my home pump.
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Originally Posted by gus6464 View Post
Thanks for the link I love that it can share a bottle cage mounting unlike my Road Morph G which takes over one. I might have to pick one up and just use the Topeak as my home pump.
Yep I love mine. I bought it sight unseen from some e-tailer. Make sure you have threaded presta valves or you'll need another adapter. I love how the tube comes out of the pump, screws on to the pump and then screws onto the presta valve. None of this flip chuck stuff. It makes a solid connection and like the Road Morph you won't break the valve off with the flexible hose. I had a Road Morph and it worked great. I included it when I sold my fixie and didn't think I'd get back into biking. The Lezyne is leaps and bounds better. No comparison.
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Originally Posted by bikerdave88 View Post
Hi all, I am doing my 1st century ride next weekend and would like to get myself a mimi pump that can fit inside my jersey's back pocket. Any recommendations? Thanks.

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its been a few years since I've used a co2, I gave up on them since each cartridge ran at least a buck and I don't race. it seem like such a waste to toss a cartridge after each use. I had a flat a month ago and used a friends mini...I was really impressed. high volume mode filled the tire and switch to high pressure and bring it up to 100+ psi.
https://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.asp?ID=10278
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Originally Posted by fogrider View Post
its been a few years since I've used a co2, I gave up on them since each cartridge ran at least a buck and I don't race. it seem like such a waste to toss a cartridge after each use. I had a flat a month ago and used a friends mini...I was really impressed. high volume mode filled the tire and switch to high pressure and bring it up to 100+ psi.
https://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.asp?ID=10278
I've had pretty much the opposite experience. I don't race either, but after stroking away on a mini-pump for like 10+ minutes on the side of the road multiple times and struggling to get a tire up to about 60psi (enough to limp home) I decided I was done with mini pumps and carry a C02 system.

My CO2 system has a mini-pump as part of it (and it sucks too). Maybe I'm just using crappy mini pumps?
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
Blackburn Airstik SL. Very light, fits in a seat bag, and actually works.

Admittedly it takes a good number of strokes to get over 100psi.

However, you can put it, and a CO2 cartridge in your bag and be lighter than the Topeak, faster with your first flat, and still have the ability to fix multiple flats.
Depends which Topeak pump. I assume you're not referring to the micro rocket.
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I carry a topeak micro rocket in my jersey, very light...but also have a co2 in saddle bag. General rule is if riding solo and not in a hurry, use pump...if on group ride use c02.
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forget about weight weenism. when you are 40+ miles from home, that's should be the last thing on your mind. I used to use one of those really small topeak pumps, but it never does inspire confidence as it only goes up to 50psi (and one of the plastic parts is now malfunctioning). small pumps are maybe good for 10-20 miles to schlep to a bike shop, but not much more. this, of course, assumes you know where the nearest bike shop is. to boot, twice, i broke off the valve stem. the topeak & lezyne frame pumps (both with gauge) are good choices, and i went with the latter.

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Originally Posted by msu2001la View Post
I've had pretty much the opposite experience. I don't race either, but after stroking away on a mini-pump for like 10+ minutes on the side of the road multiple times and struggling to get a tire up to about 60psi (enough to limp home) I decided I was done with mini pumps and carry a C02 system.

My CO2 system has a mini-pump as part of it (and it sucks too). Maybe I'm just using crappy mini pumps?
Inevitable "unexpectedly, I got 3 flats in 1 ride and only had 2 CO2 cartridges with me" in 3...2...1....LOL

I do think you're using the wrong mini pumps, though. 60 psi shouldn't be terribly difficult - at least it wasn't with my mini-morph. 100psi and 120psi is difficult with a pump smaller than a full on road morph...but 60psi shouldn't fairly easily attainable.

Don't get me wrong about the CO2 - I can understand why someone would carry 1 cartridge, it's faster to get the inflated. And your system of having a CO2 inflator that has a crappy mini pump is pretty good - at least you should be able to get *some* air in the tire if you run out of CO2.

But ever since I switched to flat resistant tires, I get flats so rarely....I know if carried CO2 I'd use it, then forget to replace it when I got home and end up with another flat at some time and no CO2 left. I figure the time it would take me to go to the store for a replacement is larger than the time I'd spend using the pump to fill up my tires, so I just only carry a pump. Some people claim that they like that it's the fastest so they don't get dropped from the group they're riding with, but I've never found that to be the case myself - the group I'm riding with is either so intense that simply stopping then starting again means I've gotten dropped, or they're casual enough that waiting an extra minute for me to fill the tire up (you gotta figure it's gonna take a couple of minutes to fix the flat itself) isn't a big deal.

P.S. I do think the Lezine seems like the best, smallest pump, though I like that with the mini-morph you can set the end on the ground and use your weight to do the pumping.
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Depends which Topeak pump. I assume you're not referring to the micro rocket.
I was referring to the Mini morph Rodiejorge linked to.

To me going with C02, and a micro pump, whether its the Micro rocket, the Blacburn or the Lyzene is just a nicer solution, than larger portable pumps.

While a Mini morph, or a Road morph might be faster than the micro pumps, they're heavier and bulkier.

So I use CO2 for a quick repair of the first flat, and have the micro pump for the rare occassion there's a second flat.

Always lighter. 98% of the time faster.

And while C02 cartridges cost a bit, how many of them do you use in a season?
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don't think the road morph is a mini pump, but i'll vouch for it.
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