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Old 02-27-21, 09:47 PM
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Hi.

Today I went out for a quick ride, ~30 miles, and in the middle I had a rear tire flat. At first I thought, no problem, just switch out the inner tube, pump it up and off I go. Unfortunately I found out that the small frame pump, I bought ~10 year ago from Walmart did not work. I was lucky that nearby there is a Auto part store and I borrowed their floor pump. the guy inside the store saved my day.

would anyone suggest me a frame pump, I want a durable one, ~30 cm long (that I may put it into my bag), and as economical as possible.

I did a [pump] search inside the [tour] forum and did not get any useful information. I would be very appreciate if someone can pass me a url about the frame pump. I am sure there are tons of information inside bike forum, but I cannot find any.

Thanks.

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https://ride.lezyne.com/collections/...mp-mfdr-v204hv
but I got this one, not cheap - it is a mini floor pump, so very easy to use.
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A few years ago I wrote up a comparison of two of the most often recommended pumps on this forum at:
Comparing Topeak Road Morph G and Lezyne Micro Floor Drive Pumps.
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At home I use a floor pump with a built-in pressure gauge that has a dual chuck to fit both Schrader and Presta vavles.

I have used my frame-mounted pumps exactly once in the last twenty+ years. I carry a spare tube/tire levers and patch kit on every bike in a small seat bag, too.
My Fuji and Univega Gran Tourismo carry vintage full-size Zefal HPs, whereas the Miyata has a mini-pump.

Care to guess which bike got the flat? Yep, the Miyata.
With that mini-pump, it was work to get the 700x28 up to ~50-60psi - enough for me to complete my morning commute. I used the air compressor at work to top it off to full pressure for the ride home.

Word to the wise -- Always carry a $1 Presta/Schrader adapter in the seat bag!!! I'm glad I do!


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Originally Posted by phtomita
https://ride.lezyne.com/collections/...mp-mfdr-v204hv
but I got this one, not cheap - it is a mini floor pump, so very easy to use.
I have this one and love it. I use it for travelling as well as its easy to put in a suitcase and use in your hotel room.
If you’re travelling in a group rather than solo you can also split out the gear carrying responsibility of bigger stuff. No need to have four floor pumps and four chain tools etc.
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Some flavor of Topeak Morph. Mountain, Road, Mini, etc. Nothing else even comes close...including the Lezyne. I have at least a dozen on the bikes I own.
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Originally Posted by cyccommute
Some flavor of Topeak Morph. Mountain, Road, Mini, etc. Nothing else even comes close...including the Lezyne. I have at least a dozen on the bikes I own.
And I thought me being lazy and having 3 Morphs I move between bikes was a lot! 🍻👍
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My smaller Lezynes can get me home on a day ride but the Road Morphs can keep my tires topped off and riding day after day on tour.
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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj
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Word to the wise -- Always carry a $1 Presta/Schrader adapter in the seat bag!!! I'm glad I do!
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Every bike I own has that adapter threaded on the rear wheel presta valve, I also have a shrader cap threaded on top of the adapter to keep dust out of the valve stem.

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Originally Posted by Tourist in MSN
Every bike I own has that adapter threaded on the rear wheel presta valve, I also have a shrader cap threaded on top of the adapter to keep dust out of the valve stem.


Well, that's one way to get a Presta valve stem cap that doesn't split and fall off, LOL!
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Originally Posted by cyccommute
Some flavor of Topeak Morph. Mountain, Road, Mini, etc. Nothing else even comes close...including the Lezyne. I have at least a dozen on the bikes I own.
I prefer the Lezyne head system over the the plastic head lever/gasket system of Topeak, which seems to be a point of failure for me. But, YMMV.
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Originally Posted by billridesbikes
I prefer the Lezyne head system over the the plastic head lever/gasket system of Topeak, which seems to be a point of failure for me. But, YMMV.
Like I said, I own a dozen of these at least. My oldest pump is from around 2000 and has been carried around on my bike and used since I bought it. I’ve never had a head fail on me. Frankly, I dislike the Lezyne screw on head and much prefer the lock lever system. The pump handle on the Lezyne is also quite uncomfortable.
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I’ve had a couple of Road Morphs where the clip that holds the foot stand flush to the pump has broken, leaving it loose. Not a deal breaker as it just hangs down a little bit when on the bike, but a design flaw imo.
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Originally Posted by imi
I’ve had a couple of Road Morphs where the clip that holds the foot stand flush to the pump has broken, leaving it loose. Not a deal breaker as it just hangs down a little bit when on the bike, but a design flaw imo.
I seldom flip out the foot peg. I just pump into the ground. The pump is short enough that actually using foot peg gives me a head rush
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Another vote for Topeak Road Morph. I have a good deal of Topeak pumps, Turbo Morph, Race Rocket HP, Pocket Shock and I believe I have a Mountain Morph somewhere in the house. For on the go pumps I don't really think I want anything but Topeak. My at home pump is currently the nicest pump that Blackburn made a few years ago because my nice one broke and they replaced it but couldn't come close to the old one. I am considering my options and might just go Topeak on that as well when the other Blackburn pump craps the bed but I am just not sure what I want.
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Another vote for the mini floor pump. Its so easy to use.
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Originally Posted by nagakuraruan
Another vote for the mini floor pump. Its so easy to use.
I have a morph mini as my commuting pump as it fits easier into my work bag, but I find the short hose to be a bit more awkward compared to the road morph’s that I take on tour.
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