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Installing Topeak Road Master Blaster

Old 09-16-04, 05:29 PM
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Installing Topeak Road Master Blaster

Just received the Topeak Road Master Blaster pump I ordered online through Nashbar. The inside length on my toptube is 54 cm, so I bought the Medium (recommended sized 49-54 cm). Now how do I mount it? If I turn the handle, I can compress a spring in the handle, but I don't need a shorter pump, i need a longer pump.

Did I get tricked? Should I have ordered the longer pump?
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Old 09-16-04, 06:37 PM
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Frame pumps are meant to be installed in 2 positions:
- under to top tube
or
- the seat tube ( no water bottle holder)

If you choose to run it along the top tube you should have a little pin welded on the inside of the head tube, right under the top tube, and this pin goes into a hole on the end of the pump handle... Do you have such pin on your bike?
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Yeah, I got the pin. The mounting problem is the length of the pump. She is too small, seor.

Spring in handle lets me compress the pump, so it will fit in a much shorter frame. I don't think I can make it longer. Crazy thing is that this is the size (49-54 cm) recommended by Topeak's website and Nashbar's website. Both inditate measuring the inside of the top tube. Mine comes in at 54 cm, and is over an inch too long for this pump.
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It is posible that Nashbar sent you the wrong pump (in the right box)?
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Sounds like you got the wrong size pump. Return it to Nashbar and get a larger one. Nashbar is pretty good about exchanges.
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Im with you on the wrong pump in the right box, had that happen, returned the pump, got the next size up, in the right box, too bid, and then had to scratch my head for a while....
fortunately, I rode to the store!!
 

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