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Old 11-25-12, 07:18 AM
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Pump

I'm looking for a strong pump for touring that I will be able to inflate 700 x 28 tires to 100 psi. The pumps I've had (usually Giant) take them to only around 70. I've got adapters for both wheels so that I can access gas station pumps when they are available, but when I'm in an isolated area and have to repair a flat, I pump to 70 and then top them off with CO2. Anyone know of a strong lightweight pump that will get them to around 100?
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Old 11-25-12, 07:33 AM
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2nd. that I have 2 of them.
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Old 11-25-12, 08:19 AM
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Check out Lezyne
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Old 11-25-12, 07:26 PM
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3rd that! In my 50+yrs of cyclling it's the best I have ever used.
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Old 11-25-12, 09:36 PM
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I'm about ready to replace my oldest (of three) road morphs because the gauge is yellowed and hard to read. Its replacement will be another Road Morph.
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Old 11-26-12, 08:37 AM
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I agree with everyone above about the Road Morph G, but the Lezyne Micro Floor Drive with gauge is also good.

For that pressure, I think you want a pump that has one end of it on the ground in use, those two pumps meet that criteria. Most other pumps do not.

I have two Road Morph G pumps and one Lezyne. The guages are not the best, one of my pumps is about 10 psig off. So, if accurate pressure is important to you, after you buy a pump check the gauge against a gauge that you know is accurate so you know how much more or less pressure you need to pump.

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Old 11-26-12, 08:41 AM
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As if you needed it, another vote for the Topeak Road Morph G
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Old 11-26-12, 10:20 AM
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As if you needed it, another vote for the Topeak Road Morph G
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Old 11-26-12, 10:28 AM
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Another one for the Road Morph pumps. It's pretty lightweight, not overly large and it works. Doesn't really take a heck of a lot of time to pump up a pretty large tire either.
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Old 11-26-12, 11:03 AM
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The Topeak Road Morph is getting some bad reviews on durability over at mtbr.com, so I would be careful with that one. The large amount of parts and hinges also pose risks from an engineering point of view.
I'm about to buy a new pump myself and will probably get the Zéfal HPX which appears to be getting only positive reviews, especially regarding durability and ease of reaching high pressures. Construction is simple, so little can go wrong and it's mostly aluminium.
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Old 11-26-12, 12:47 PM
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The Topeak Road Morph is getting some bad reviews on durability over at mtbr.com, so I would be careful with that one.
The reviews are kind of dated, wouldn't you say? The most recent is over 2 years old. The most negative reviews are over 4 years old. Products change over time, especially when there has been some negative feedback. Someone who says the hose doesn't stay on and/or that it let's air out is probably not using it correctly. Those things will happen if the head is not pushed down far enough.

I use one and have no problems with it. In fact, I have used various incarnations of this same pump since '99 when two people on my x-country tour had them. They got nearly daily use from multiple people. We used them not just to inflate after flats, but for regular pressure maintenance. The foot lever on one did eventually break off. Considering that it was well-worn to start with and the frequency of use, I don't think you could realistically expect more.
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Old 11-26-12, 01:28 PM
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I used a Long stroke Frame fit, On My Long tour, to top off the tires every couple days.

Topeak was not on the Market yet, then
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Old 11-26-12, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Lasse View Post
I'm about to buy a new pump myself and will probably get the Zéfal HPX which appears to be getting only positive reviews, especially regarding durability and ease of reaching high pressures. Construction is simple, so little can go wrong and it's mostly aluminium.
Little can go wrong with the pump, but these otherwise lovely pumps make it easier to break off something around the stem. The hose on the Topeak pretty much obviates that problem.
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Old 11-26-12, 01:49 PM
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I confess I have been using Silca pumps for many years and have had few problems. I have recently gotten a CO2 inflater, but I haven’t had to use it yet.
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Old 11-26-12, 02:54 PM
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I confess I have been using Silca pumps for many years and have had few problems. I have recently gotten a CO2 inflater, but I haven’t had to use it yet.
Which Silca pump do you take on tour with you?
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Old 11-26-12, 02:58 PM
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haven used pumps similar to the zefal hpx mentioned for many years, I really prefer the ones such as the road morph with a small foot stand and the ability to pump down towards the ground. I got a morph G a few years ago and it really does work well. I tend to put it in a pannier for transport and it being shorter than the zefal traditional ones, it fits into small panniers easily without sticking out the top.
As much as Ive used my morph over the last few years, teh build quality seems fine. Will see how it lasts over the years.

bottom line is these or the lezyne ones are nice to use as I find it easier to get up to 60-100 than with the type that you have to hold onto the pump and brace it so it doesnt force the valve stem.
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Old 11-26-12, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Which Silca pump do you take on tour with you?
I take my plastic Silca frame pump, I just don't use it to beat dogs when I am out on tour. I have broken a couple that way.
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Old 11-27-12, 11:57 AM
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Just remembered a little tip I read here once: "put a condom over your nozzle to keep the dirt out..." I think it had to do with bicycle pumps
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Old 11-30-12, 07:06 AM
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Past user of a Topeak pump, a Turbo Morph G. I am a past user as the foot plate broke on the first day of what was meant to be a 5,000 km tourer. As things turned out that tourer ended early and I replaced my Topeak with a Lezyne HPG micro floor drive. I now have three Lezyne pumps and purchased two more on behalf of work colleagues. IMO a much better product than what Topeak offers/



All that said I have heard very good things about the Zefal HPX Classic and had I gone with a frame pump this would have been on my short list for sure.

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The Zefal HPX design is proven and has remained unchanged for many years which means that spares support is very good. You can buy almost every part inc rebuild kits and the wing lever. This is similar to some Silca pumps.

My old Blackburn mini pump needed a spares kit but the design had been altered very slightly.
If you are going to buy one of the modern "designer pumps" that will be upgraded within a few years, then buy some spares kits at the same time.
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If you decide not to use a pump peg and would rather use a bracket mounted pump you could check into PDW pumps:

http://www.ridepdw.com/goods/inflation

No personal experience with them, but they look to be well made.
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Originally Posted by Aushiker View Post
Past user of a Topeak pump, a Turbo Morph G. I am a past user as the foot plate broke on the first day of what was meant to be a 5,000 km tourer. As things turned out that tourer ended early and I replaced my Topeak with a Lezyne HPG micro floor drive. I now have three Lezyne pumps and purchased two more on behalf of work colleagues. IMO a much better product than what Topeak offers/



All that said I have heard very good things about the Zefal HPX Classic and had I gone with a frame pump this would have been on my short list for sure.

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Our shop has stopped selling every other brand of pump except Lezyne. We have yet to have one returned defective or broken in three years. We sell a lot of pumps!
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I have had a variety of issues with the two Road Morphs I have owned. Its a great pump until it needs maintenance and I had difficulty getting parts from Todson. The issues are: Plastic foot rest hinge failure (older and current model) Check valve failure, o-ring failure. All standard stuff if parts could be had with out an act of congress.

The pump has a lot of plastic pump that doesn't withstand the normal use from a 5000 mile/year commuter. I will not buy another Topeak. I have given one of Topeaks away and the next time the other one breaks down I will probably ditch it and look for a better built product.
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Past user of a Topeak pump, a Turbo Morph G. I am a past user as the foot plate broke on the first day of what was meant to be a 5,000 km tourer.
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If yours broke it broke, but I must say that I was impressed by how solid and well built the fold out thing on mine seemed when I started looking at pumps.
A fellow who posts here at times had his road morph pump shaft break while on his big south America trip, so they can break, like anything I guess . I think all one can go by is having whatever gadget actually in hand to get a real hands on feel for build quality, and then I guess to try to get an idea with online experiences to balance out just how often problems arise vs people with no problems.

I could see with any vertical pump that if you go at with abandon, and there's a slight wobble at the top of the stroke, with enough pressure, it can start up some play that could get worse and worse, possibly leading to a sideways force that would weaken the shaft....or who knows maybe his pump was defective, same as your fold out foot brace.

I felt the topeak felt a little sturdier than the lFILZER similar model, plus it is slightly shorter, which I like.

*** I mistakenly wrote lezyne before instead of Filzer , they are the ones that.don't seem as well made as the topeaks....

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