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Old 06-16-10, 01:03 PM
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Mini-pump on bike

I don't want to put my minipump in my back pocket anymore. It bugs me. It didn't come with any brackets or anything for fixing it to the frame. I was thinking of just taping it on the seat tube with a few wraps of electrical tape, but is there a better solution?

I carry a CO2 with 2 16g cartridges so I really don't expect to use the pump, but better safe than sorry, my granny used to say.
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A bigger saddle bag? I use a Topeak medium wedge and can't put the Topeak microrocket in there with 2 16g CO2 plus other tools, spare, etc.
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my saddl bag is already ugly fugly huge. It's bigger than my saddle!
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will it fit inside the seat tube?
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Originally Posted by AngryScientist
will it fit inside the seat tube?
nope.

you serious? inside?
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Sounds like you want us to tell you that it's time to buy a new pump with mounting hardware... which one did you have your eye on?
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Sounds like you want us to tell you that it's time to buy a new pump with mounting hardware... which one did you have your eye on?

haha...you are not helping. My therapist says to stop buying bike crap.
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haha...you are not helping. My therapist says to stop buying bike crap.
But it's not crap if it's well-built...
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Blackburn Airstik fits easily in this, along with a C02 inflater, C02 cartridge, tube, patch kit, tire irons, mini tool, and tire boot.

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i've also got a chain tool and spoke tool to add into that.
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Originally Posted by coasting
my saddl bag is already ugly fugly huge. It's bigger than my saddle!
What are you carrying to need a bag that big already?

For your original question: get two velcro straps. You'll have to figure out exactly what kind of velcro straps are needed.

Poke a hole in each so you can attach under one of your bottle cages using the two bottle cage bolts. Use the velcro to secure your mini pump so it lies alongside the bottle cage and frame tube (whether you use seat tube or down tube is your choice). Pad or protect the frame with something (tough clear film, duct tape, whatever) so the pump doesn't mar the finish on the frame.
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Originally Posted by Camilo
What are you carrying to need a bag that big already?

For your original question: get two velcro straps. You'll have to figure out exactly what kind of velcro straps are needed.

Poke a hole in each so you can attach under one of your bottle cages using the two bottle cage bolts. Use the velcro to secure your mini pump so it lies alongside the bottle cage and frame tube (whether you use seat tube or down tube is your choice). Pad or protect the frame with something (tough clear film, duct tape, whatever) so the pump doesn't mar the finish on the frame.

Now that is a practical and interesting suggestion proving BF does come up with the goods.

As to what's in my bag, set of allen wrenches, screwdriver, CO2 inflator, 2 cartridges, spoke tool, chain tool, keys, patch kit, tyre levers.

edit: inner tube x2
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Originally Posted by coasting
my saddl bag is already ugly fugly huge. It's bigger than my saddle!
How can that be possible?

All these under my saddle:

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...1#post10827065

And I have a Fizik Arione.
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Originally Posted by coasting
i've also got a chain tool and spoke tool to add into that.
my mini tool includes both.
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[QUOTE=coasting;10972088]my saddl bag is already ugly fugly huge. It's bigger than my saddle![/QUOTE]EW WTF
$2
https://www.amazon.com/Ravx-Master-Mi.../dp/B0037AL8MY

I've got a innovations, minipump/co2 combo thingie. Bracket under water bottle. Hell it tucks in so tight, it doesn't even stick outside the waterbottle. And shrink your saddle bag...

tube, levers, multitool, c02 cartridge, and master link fit in my small bag.
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The topeak road morph comes with a mount to put the pump under the top tube. In addition, you can also buy mounts that go underneath a bottle cage. I have one of those and prefer it to the top tube route.
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i think i know what the solution is. buy a new pump and buy a mini-tool. Everytime I come here I end up buying more stuf. Thank you very much.
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Originally Posted by coasting
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As to what's in my bag, set of allen wrenches, screwdriver, CO2 inflator, 2 cartridges, spoke tool, chain tool, keys, patch kit, tyre levers.

edit: inner tube x2
DC the screw driver, allen wrench, and chain tool, and replace it with this:



DC the second C02 cartridge. You only need it for the rare second flat, and that's why you have a mini tool.

Also I'd DC the second tube. It's rare to have a second flat, and the second flat is why you carry a patch kit.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
DC the second C02 cartridge. You only need it for the rare second flat[/snip]

Also I'd DC the second tube. It's rare to have a second flat[/snip]
He doesn't need either for the 2nd flat, he needs them for the first screw-up.
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Originally Posted by coasting
Now that is a practical and interesting suggestion proving BF does come up with the goods.

As to what's in my bag, set of allen wrenches, screwdriver, CO2 inflator, 2 cartridges, spoke tool, chain tool, keys, patch kit, tyre levers.

edit: inner tube x2
I got all that stuff, except but now you're making me paranoid that I need to carry a 2nd tube instead of only one! The weird thing is having both an inflator and 2 carts PLUS a minipump means I've never had a flat on the road in my short time cycling on my newer bike. Only had flats on my commuter when getting there on time is actually more important.
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Originally Posted by coasting
I don't want to put my minipump in my back pocket anymore. It bugs me. It didn't come with any brackets or anything for fixing it to the frame. I was thinking of just taping it on the seat tube with a few wraps of electrical tape, but is there a better solution?

I carry a CO2 with 2 16g cartridges so I really don't expect to use the pump, but better safe than sorry, my granny used to say.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
DC the screw driver, allen wrench, and chain tool, and replace it with this:



DC the second C02 cartridge. You only need it for the rare second flat, and that's why you have a mini tool.

Also I'd DC the second tube. It's rare to have a second flat, and the second flat is why you carry a patch kit.
I'm a convert and big proponent of Lezyne as I have purchased both the micro drive mini pump and their alloy floor pump this year. I couldn't be more pleased with either.

I read a review onnline about that tool above though and it wasn't good. Said the leverage was poor on the tools and the chain tool was unusable. I held one in person and looked at it and didn't purchase it.

I went with the Topeak Hexus II for $20 from Amazon. Works fine.
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