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Best Budget Floor Pump

Old 04-05-11, 07:58 AM
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Best Budget Floor Pump

My Target "Schwinn" cheapo just crapped out. The cheapest at my local shop was a Blackburn ay $50. It looked pretty basic, not a lot different than my $20 Schwinn. What do you guys like?
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Old 04-05-11, 08:11 AM
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Topeak Joe Blow Sport. By far the best pump I've ever owned and costs around 35 bucks.



https://www.google.com/search?q=joe+b...67bbe411eebc86
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Old 04-05-11, 08:15 AM
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/\ that is my go-to, and I have a Park PFP-6 that I have beat the crap out of and it's never gave me trouble. I believe it retails for around $20.
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Old 04-05-11, 08:18 AM
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I've got some Serfas from my LBS. It's got a top-mount gauge, good to 160psi, and I don't have to flip the pump head for different valve types. I think it was about 30 bucks.
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Old 04-05-11, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Topeak Joe Blow Sport. By far the best pump I've ever owned and costs around 35 bucks.



https://www.google.com/search?q=joe+b...67bbe411eebc86
I had that pump, just broke on me a couple days ago. Don't know what happened but it was probably my fault.
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Old 04-05-11, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by striknein View Post
I've got some Serfas from my LBS. It's got a top-mount gauge, good to 160psi, and I don't have to flip the pump head for different valve types. I think it was about 30 bucks.
+1 I got a red one. I forget which model. It was cheap. Has the same top-mount gauge and up to 160psi. I hear if you break these which is going to happen with pumps eventually, one poster on BF went into a shop that sells these and have gotten a new replacement free one no question asked. Sounds good to me.
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Old 04-05-11, 09:56 AM
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I love my silca super pista. Great thing is it has replaceable parts and it was designed for people to take apart and put back together for repairs. You can probably find one for cheap used. I know that bonktown had them recently for cheap.
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Topeak Joe Blow Sport.
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We got these at the co-op after using a bunch of other pumps, including the Park Tools. They all broke from the thousands of people using them but the Joe Blows still work well.
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Old 04-05-11, 10:12 AM
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I just ordered a Topeak Joe Blow Pro from Universal Cycles. My Silca Pistas are all falling apart and are really only necessary when inflating track tubulars over 160 psi.

https://www.topeak.com/products/Pumps/JoeBlowPro
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Old 04-05-11, 10:19 AM
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Another +1 for Joe Blow, they're the "staff only" pumps at the co-op, so they are in better condition than the other pumps.
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Old 04-05-11, 10:24 AM
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I bought a foot pump (like one you pump with your foot) from walmart for $4 and change. It lasted a whole school year, but crapped out eventually. I took it apart and converted it to a hand pump. It's effective, but looks like absolute garbage.
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I too have a Serfas TCPG. $32 on Amazon.
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Don't get the Park Tool pump.
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I have the Park Pump, and it works great! Foldable floor support for easier transport and big pressure gage that I can read without my glasses.

But really, there are dozens of good pumps all over every bike shop. Just go out and buy one.
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Old 04-05-11, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by vw addict View Post
/\ that is my go-to, and I have a Park PFP-6 that I have beat the crap out of and it's never gave me trouble. I believe it retails for around $20.
+1. Great pump for the price!
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Old 04-05-11, 11:36 AM
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I have this:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...2YXDA1H3QY90ZD

It's ok and works as expected for a $30 pump. It pumps well up to 160 PSI, but it has a bit of a flimsy plastic base. I prefer pumps that have some sort of metal base. I regularly use a Joe Blow Pro that works fantastically, but it's not quite a budget pump.

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Old 04-05-11, 11:49 AM
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I have the Joe Blow pump as well, it was purchased used on Ebay. Works fantastically well, but my roommates keep 'borrowing' it.
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Originally Posted by blickblocks View Post
Don't get the Park Tool pump.
or buy chocolate chip cookies
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Old 04-05-11, 01:23 PM
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JensonUSA is having a sale on Topeak stuff starting today. I haven't perused yet but it might be a good opportunity to get a deal.

Kinda sucks that your LBS doesn't have much variety. I've got 3 in town that I go to regularly and they all have a variety at different price points. Are they the only game in town?
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Old 04-08-11, 02:25 PM
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Since we have a pump thread,

Has anyone ever used topeak's joe blow ace?



it's design looks delicious.
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How do you know if it's good if it can't be put through hell and survive?
We are sick of fixing them.
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Old 04-08-11, 03:42 PM
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Don't get a Pedros Domestique, has trouble reaching 100psi and the gauge doesnt work well
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Old 04-08-11, 03:51 PM
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Word. i got my "joeblow" a little over a year ago when it was 40 bucks. they seem to have gone 5 bucks down around here.
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