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Looking for a Budget "backup" Floor Pump

Old 09-08-12, 05:09 AM
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Looking for a Budget "backup" Floor Pump

As the title states...I recently had a temporary problem with my usual floor pump and have decided to get a budget floor pump as a backup, just in case...

Budget is low, under $30.

Leading contender is "Spin Doctor Essential" floor pump from Performance...$25. I know it's probably not the most durable thing in the world but again this is an n+1 floor pump for a backup, so I don't need anything fancy or durable.

https://www.performancebike.com/bikes...27_-1___400165

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Don't forget you'll need a backup floor as well, just in case that fails too.
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I bought two of the base level Bontrager pumps, as primary and backup. I think they're $29.99. They work great, both valves, no adapter, etc. As a bonus if there is a Trek dealer nearby you can go get it today.
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Originally Posted by datlas
As the title states...I recently had a temporary problem with my usual floor pump and have decided to get a budget floor pump as a backup, just in case...

Budget is low, under $30.

Leading contender is "Spin Doctor Essential" floor pump from Performance...$25. I know it's probably not the most durable thing in the world but again this is an n+1 floor pump for a backup, so I don't need anything fancy or durable.

https://www.performancebike.com/bikes...27_-1___400165

Yes? No? Alternatives?
I think you're looking for someone who already has that pump and then whether its reliable or not. Some say the backup floor pump is their frame pump. Then others might say, "what's wrong with your existing pump?".
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[h=1]Zefal Air Max Floor Pump, 5610[/h]
at Wally World, $19.97

It's my main floor pump.
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i didn't even think a floor pump could fail.

my brother got the spin doctor essential, it works good but he only has his for 2 weeks.
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Joe Blow Sport?
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I have a Park Tool pump that ran about $30. Dual-valve head. It's OK but very difficult to get more than 100 psi into 23mm tires.
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Canadian Tire sells a decent floor pump for an inexpensive price. The brand, if I recall correctly, is Bell.
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Rebuildable, if that doesn't work; it has a lifetime warranty.
25% of their profits go to cycling advocacy:

https://ecom1.planetbike.com/1007_3.html

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I am not sure what you frontline pump is but if you buy a Silca Pista floor pump you'll never need a backup pump.
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I am not sure what you frontline pump is but if you buy a Silca Pista floor pump you'll never need a backup pump.
But it is always good to have several decent floor pumps around ... one in the car, one in the garage, one in the living room ... maybe even one at work if you commute.
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