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Old 04-13-11, 10:51 AM
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which frame pump for seatstay mounting...??

Getting rid of my mini pump and going to invest in a frame pump. I want to mount it along the seat stay. Can anyone make recommendations as to which of these three pumps is the best for this? also, I have a surly cc if that matter any??
zefal hpx
topeak
blackburn fp1

My primary concern is that it might pop out while I'm rambling through singletrack and end up in my spokes.
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Old 04-13-11, 11:56 AM
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I believe if you mount it along the seat stay, it would not be a frame pump, just another mini pump mounted to your frame. I would consider this a frame pump:



My recommendation is anything with a hose. Here in Canada we have something similar to a Topeak Road Morph Mini made by Filzer. I have one clamped to a seat stay on my road bike with zap straps. (The zap straps are for the mount, not the pump). If you are worried about it coming off, make sure that it has a velcro wrap around.
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Old 04-13-11, 12:05 PM
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Most frame pumps fit under TT Some attach via WB bosses to DT or ST. I'm unaware of any which easily fit to seatstays. It's probably a good idea to not mount one near rotating wheel, for reasons you already know.

I've owned 2 of your 3 listed pumps, and they generally work well. I suggest you also consider Park Tools adjustable length frame pump, and the Lezyne micro drive.

https://www.parktool.com/product/PMP-5

https://www.lezyne.com/micro-floor-drive-hvg
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Old 04-13-11, 12:11 PM
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Some frames have braze-ons for pumps on a seat stay, otherwise I don't know how you do this.
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Old 04-13-11, 12:17 PM
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bluenote157, I have a Blackburn FP1-L mounted similar to Dan's picture (I have the front angled downwards into the downtube). I went through a construction zone that was pretty darn rough without giving it a thought. A pump with a hose would be nicer, but not so much so to make me want to go and get one.

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Old 04-13-11, 12:19 PM
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I used to carry a frame pump on a mixte (the pump went up the seat tube between the twin laterals). The bottom of the pump was wedged into the angle between the seat tube and downtube. The top of the pump was held by a metal thingie strapped to the seat tube; it had a sort of round cap (I thought of it as a "mushroom") that held the pump. I believe this arrangement is quite old-fashioned, but it did work. I recommend a pump strap as extra security.

If you can't find a "mushroom", you might be able to use the PumpFix by KlickFix. It costs $6.50 at Wallingford Bicycle Parts.

https://www.wallbike.com/klickfix/tir...mpfix-klickfix
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Old 04-13-11, 12:30 PM
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Here is an old-fashioned pump holder of the kind I was calling a "mushroom" in my previous post -- apparently the preferred term is "umbrella clip". Note: the clip is upside-down in the photo.

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Topeak Road Morph, as it is more like a floor pump
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Old 04-13-11, 03:48 PM
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Road morph in a bag lighter, better, less wind resistance, theft, etc.... Frame mounts are for when one doesn't have bags.
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maybe a Zefal ,or one of Blackburns frame fits,
2 Fish velcro straps should keep it there.
zefal nylon hose clamo like pump pegs ..

Not a bad idea, mounting along the seat stay,
I kept knocking my under the top tube pump off,
lifting the bike . Longer stroke will get the PSI up quicker..
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Do you have enough room to do something like this?
My bike is a 56 cm 26 in LHT and the pump is a mountain morph, the pump has a hose a foot plate and is very powerful.
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My Park frame pump fits perfectly on the seatstay- I initially did that because the velcro strap I had lying around was only long enough to wrap around the pump and stay, not the pump and top tube, but I found it works well. I have the head facing down, with the dropout wedged into the ridge around the head, and the other end in the seat cluster.
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topeak road morph pump with pressure guage is a positive option! it can mount to the frame too.
i hope you don't need to use it, your tires hold air, but just in case...!
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Old 04-14-11, 02:51 AM
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Thorn touring bikes comes with a seatstay braze-on for mounting a frame pump such as Zefal HPX. It is a convenient location, out of the way, for a pump. You can add a velcro strap for extra safety but the spring is quite powerful.
I like my HPX, tough, reliable, well proven with good spares support.
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Old 04-14-11, 03:19 AM
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I briefly tried seatstay mount, but my favorite rear triangle mount was along the seattube.
Zefal HP + Zefal Doodad + plastic pump peg for up top.

That was back in the day when more MTBs had horizontal top tubes, of course.
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Old 04-17-11, 03:24 AM
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I have thousands of miles with a pump on seat stay. If it fits well, it won't give you any problems. I used a Zephal then, and probably an old Silca too.
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Does the cross check have pump pegs under the top tube like the LHT has? If so, that may be a better location.
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Originally Posted by MichaelW View Post
Thorn touring bikes comes with a seatstay braze-on for mounting a frame pump such as Zefal HPX. It is a convenient location, out of the way, for a pump. You can add a velcro strap for extra safety but the spring is quite powerful.
I like my HPX, tough, reliable, well proven with good spares support.
+1
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