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Old 08-25-10, 12:46 PM
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Floor pump please

Whats a good short/small sized and light floor pump? I will be traveling and will be taking the bump in my check in luggage. I use a joeblow right now and it works great but its a bit long a heavy. I also have an all plastic specialized pump that I can take with me but the platform has 3 footsteps instead of 2 like many floor pumps out there. I wanna get a pump that is as compact and light as possible but still perform. Thanks

eh, btw, co2 cartridges are not allowed on check in bags right?
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Originally Posted by s4one View Post
eh, btw, co2 cartridges are not allowed on check in bags right?
Correct.
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Old 08-25-10, 01:33 PM
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I keep a Road Morph in my office. I only use it sporadically so I can't give you a long term report but it pumps up to 110 pretty easily.
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Silca Pista / Super Pista. Serviceable dependable gold standard. Last floor pump you'll ever need.
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Originally Posted by ReallyFatAlbert View Post
Silca Pista / Super Pista. Serviceable dependable gold standard. Last floor pump you'll ever need.
+1 I bought my Silca in 1978 and it is still working great (I changed the leather washer and hose twice, and gage once after it was run over my ex wife back in the 90's)
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Originally Posted by ReallyFatAlbert View Post
Silca Pista / Super Pista. Serviceable dependable gold standard. Last floor pump you'll ever need.
spectacular pump, best ever, orig leather and gauge, mine is still accurate and works great since 1976, wood handle broke in the mid 80's, got a new plastic one, the whole pump is still 'tight' and solid - but big (long, fullsize) and heavy-ish to think about puttin in flight baggage.

travelin, I'd also go with a Road Morph
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Joe Blow blows.
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I use a large Blackburn at home, but in my current trip I chose to simply take a road morph I bought for that very purpose. BTW, CO2 are technically allowed in check in baggage, but tsa agents are too stupid to know it. I brough 4 in my current bike bag and they looked at it loosy and left it in place. You can always get some when you land wherever you are going. That Oenone easy thing to find. Also, if you are traveling with other riders, split the cost of a cheppo pump where you land and dump it at the end. Will be money well spent.
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I use the classic Lezyne floor pump...it's sweet.
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Old 08-25-10, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by dgasmd View Post
I use a large Blackburn at home, but in my current trip I chose to simply take a road morph I bought for that very purpose. BTW, CO2 are technically allowed in check in baggage, but tsa agents are too stupid to know it. I brough 4 in my current bike bag and they looked at it loosy and left it in place. You can always get some when you land wherever you are going. That Oenone easy thing to find. Also, if you are traveling with other riders, split the cost of a cheppo pump where you land and dump it at the end. Will be money well spent.
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Originally Posted by midgetmaestro View Post
Thats for a bigger co2 cylinder, the one we use don't even have a regulator at the end, its sealed but I guess we cant bring it on because there is co2 in it. I think that link tsa page basically means that the co2 tank must be empty where as a tsa member can see inside of the tank.
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Originally Posted by cyclezen View Post
spectacular pump, best ever, orig leather and gauge, mine is still accurate and works great since 1976, wood handle broke in the mid 80's, got a new plastic one, the whole pump is still 'tight' and solid - but big (long, fullsize) and heavy-ish to think about puttin in flight baggage.

travelin, I'd also go with a Road Morph
i used to think silca was the "end all" of floor pumps until i met the lezyne ally floor pump. built just as well, will def. last just as long, and has a better head. best pumps ever, hands down.
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Joe Blow blows.
I agree. I will be replacing mine soon I hope. Mine is about as dependable as a 1972 Fiat.
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Specialized Airtool Comp - I've had mine for three years and it's the best floor pump I've used.
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Originally Posted by s4one View Post
Thats for a bigger co2 cylinder, the one we use don't even have a regulator at the end, its sealed but I guess we cant bring it on because there is co2 in it. I think that link tsa page basically means that the co2 tank must be empty where as a tsa member can see inside of the tank.
Yeah, I understood that, but like you said, since ours are sealed we probably wouldn't be allowed to bring them.
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Both Joe Blow Sport and Max are junk. Have used both only cause both were free. Have been impressed with Park higher end shop pump but I seem to be in the minority on that one
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i have a serfas floor pump, works great.

a word of caution and a minor safety hazard --- the under side of the stand on which the pump rests is machined such that the edges are insanely sharp, i stubbed my toe on it one day and split it wide open.
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For traveling, I'd skip the floor pump and just take a road morph. That's what I do.
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Both Joe Blow Sport and Max are junk. Have used both only cause both were free. Have been impressed with Park higher end shop pump but I seem to be in the minority on that one
My joe blow is the best pump I've owned in 19 years in this sport. At races, when purple borrow I it their always imposed with the head.I'd buy another one, but this one will never die.
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