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pump small enough to fit into a hip pouch?

Old 05-23-09, 01:34 AM
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pump small enough to fit into a hip pouch?

hey, i was planning on buying a hip pouch for rides where i don't want to bring my backpack along and i was wondering if there is a pump that can fit into most of these hip pouch.

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Old 05-23-09, 01:44 AM
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Topeak Micro Rocket. It real small.
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How about a couple threaded co2 canisters and a nozzle? They make them super-tiny these days.

Its not how I prefer to roll, but if you want small and you don't ride far (and dont have to worry about too many flats, walking after flats, etc).

Otherwise, I had reasonable results from a Crank Bros mini-pump. I prefer my big Zefal, of course, but the CB mini-pump did the job (eventually), as well.
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Originally Posted by Raiden View Post
How about a couple threaded co2 canisters and a nozzle? They make them super-tiny these days.
Yup. This problem was solved at least 10 years ago with CO2 systems.

Any pump that will fit in your hip(ster) pouch will take about 100 strokes to fill a tire. A CO2 pump will take maybe 10 seconds.
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Barbieri carbon Pompita. 55g

Pumps don't get much smaller and lighter than that, and it actually works.
IMO better than creating garbage every time you inflate a tire.
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Old 05-23-09, 02:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Metzinger View Post
IMO better than creating garbage every time you inflate a tire.
A rubber tire that doesn't disintegrate? Aren't we splitting hairs?
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
Yup. This problem was solved at least 10 years ago with CO2 systems.

Any pump that will fit in your hip(ster) pouch will take about 100 strokes to fill a tire. A CO2 pump will take maybe 10 seconds.
I agree, CO2 system pumps are so helpful. I've only had mine about a year but damn it is nice to use it on the run. Change the tube and just push it on and it's up there on the psi. Or even if i'm in a rush just use it without changing the tube and it'll get me home.
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Originally Posted by Metzinger View Post
IMO better than creating garbage every time you inflate a tire.
I do agree with you there. Are those canisters at least recycleable?
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Originally Posted by Metzinger View Post
Barbieri carbon Pompita. 55g

Pumps don't get much smaller and lighter than that, and it actually works.
IMO better than creating garbage every time you inflate a tire.
You don't use the CO2 to top off your tire.
Only in emergencies when you have a flat, where you cant get to a floor pump, or a gas station with air, etc. I haven't had to use my CO2 in ages.
Also get a locking CO2 nozzel and buy the largest canisters you can find. You'll easily get at least 2 uses out of one of the big canisters.

And do you recycle all your tires, and are you still patching your first tubes?
If not, your last argument is pointless.

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